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Macroblock aims to demonstrate its first MicroLED driver IC by the end of 2019

According to LEDsInside, Taiwan-based driver IC developer Macroblock continues its Micro-LED driver development, and the company aims to unveil its first prototype device in H2 2019.

The report says that Macroblock aims to become a "total solution provider" for Micro-LED display technologies, as it believes that Micro LED will have a "revolutionary impact on the display industry". This could mean that by the end of 2019 the company aims to demonstrate a complete display and not just the driver IC. Macroblock is collaborating with Taiwan's ITRI on its Micro-LED driver technology.

Foxconn steps up its micro-LED involvement, acquires eLux and invests in Epileds

According to a report from Taiwan, Foxconn acquired US-based eLux - a company that was established in 2016 to develop a scalable assembly process for micro-LED devices. Foxconn was already an investor in eLux (through its Subsidiary CyberNet Venture Capital).

Foxconn also acquired a 7.32% stake in Taiwan-based LED developer and producer Epileds Technologies. This is reportedly just a first step as Foxconn aims to become Epiled's largest stakeholder in the near future. Digitimes reports that the motivation behind this takeover is mostly Epiled's micro-LED technologies.

LEDinside publishes a Micro-LED technology and applications roadmap and projections

TrendForce's LEDinside published a new roadmap for Micro-LED technologies and applications. According to the company, mini-LED and micro-LED revenues could reach $1.38 billion by 2022, and $2.891 by 2025.

MicroLED roadmap (April 2018, LEDInside)

LEDinside sees Micro-LEDs restricted in the short and medium terms to niche and premium displays such as large format displays and microdisplays, which means that total display shipments will not be larger.

Digitimes: Epistar to announce a Micro-LED technology breakthrough in the second half of 2018

Epistar logoDigitimes posted an article on recent advances at Epistar, and according to the article Epistar has achieved a recent breakthrough in micro LED technology. Epistar will unveil the achievement in the second-half of 2018.

Last year Digitimes posted an interview with Epistar's president, Jou Ming-Jiunn, in which Jou says that the most optimistic scenario is for micro-LED displays to enter production by the end of 2018, with real devices appearing in 2019.

AMEC to develop Micro-LED technologies in a new MOCVD R&D and production facility in Nanchang

AMEC logoChina-based CVD and plasma etching equipment maker AMEC has signed an agreement with the Nanchang city government to setup an MOCVD R&D and production base.

The new R&D center will focus on MOCVD technologies for applications such as power devices and Micro-LEDs. In collaboration with Nanchang University, AMEC will develop and commercialize silicon-based LED technology. AMEC will start producing in the facility next month, and the facility will be expanded in 2019.

Optovate reveals its p-LLO micro-LED transfer process

UK-based Optovate recently announced that it has developed a parallel aligned Micro-LED transfer process. Today the company revealed more details about its Micro-LED technology.

Optovate p-LLO process photoOptovate p-LLO transfer process

Since 2008, Optovate develops catadioptric micro-optic arrays to enhance the benefits of micro-LED, mini-LED and OLED displays. The company also developed a patterned laser lift-off (p-LLO) micro-LED transfer process.

New Micro-LED introduction video

Today we are happy to publish this short Micro-LED explanation video, which we believe gives a nice introduction to Micro-LED display technology, production processes and to the current market status:

If you're interested in using this video in your web site, feel free to embed it!

Samsung to announce pricing of its MicroLED TV in June, looks into adding Quantum Dots to Micro-LEDs

Samsung already announced that it plans to ship its first Micro-LED TV, the 146" modular Wall TV, in August 2018, and today the company says it will reveal the prices of these TVs in June 2018. Prices are expected to over >$100,000 for the 146" model.

Samsung's Visual Display Business VP, Han Jong-hee, also revealed that the company has an R&D project that aims to use quantum-dots in Micro-LED arrays. The basic idea is to convert blue micro-LEDs to white light, which will enable easier production processes as the whole TV will use a single LED color.

PlayNitride to setup a $17 million Micro-LED production facility, reportedly in talks with Apple towards Micro-LED collaboration

Digitimes reports that Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology approved PlayNitride's application to setup a NT$500 million (US$17 million) production facility at Hsinchu Science Park.

PlayNitride MicroLED array

PlayNitride aims to produce micro LEDs, display modules and panels at its new facility at Hsinchu. According to Digitimes, Apple is in preliminary talks with PlayNitride towards a possible Micro-LED technology cooperation.

Introduction to OLEDs video

OLED displays are currently the most advanced displays in production, offering superior image quality, efficiency, flexibility and more. Here's our new short video that introduces OLED display technology and the current market status: