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Recent Micro-LED News

Apple, Samsung and LG filed dozens of Micro-LED patents in Korea

The Korea Herald reports that Apple and its subsidiary LuxVue Technology applied for over 30 Micro-LED patents in Korea in the past 10 years. As Apple's Micro-LED project is progressing, the company aims to prevent its competitors in Korea (mainly Samsung and LGD) from using its key Micro-LED technology.

Luxvue MicroLED patent drawing

According to the report, Apple applied for 11 patents directly, while LuxVue applied for 23 patents. LuxVue was acquired by Apple in 2014. Apple applied for patents that related to the Micro-LED chip structure, the pick-and-place process and the driving system.

BluGlass to collaborate with a display maker and test its RPCVD production process for Micro-LED production

Australia-based RPCVD developer BluGlass announced that it has entered into a collaboration agreement with a "well-funded" microLED company to investigate the use of its Remote Plasma Chemical Vapor Deposition (RPCVD) production technology to produce RGB MicroLED devices.

p-GaN LED growth using RPCVD (BluGlass)

BluGlass estimates that Micro-LED production will benefit from its low-temperature RPCVD manufacturing solution. The two companies will work together to demonstrate proof of concept of a unique red, green and blue (RGB) microLED display application. BluGlass will be paid for its deposition services and retain all RPCVD related IP rights resulting from the collaboration.

Bloomberg: Apple's Micro-LED project is progressing, managed to produce its own Micro-LED samples

According to a report by Bloomberg, Apple is making good progress in its Micro-LED development project, and has managed to produce promising display samples. Apple is seeking to use Micro-LED displays in future wearable products.

Apple display facility (Santa Clara, California - Bloomberg)Apple display facility, Santa Clara, CA

Apple is not likely to become a MicroLED producer, and it will seek partners to eventually produce the displays. However controlling the basic technology could be very beneficial to Apple that aims to be the only company able to use Micro-LED displays - starting in wearables, but also perhaps in smartphones and VR HMDs. In any case, Bloomberg reports that it will still take a few years before Apple's technology is ready for production.

Optovate developed a technology to transfer micro-LEDs to an aligned optical array

UK-based Optovate announced that it has developed a technology that enables multiple microLEDs transferred in parallel from a wafer to a substrate to be aligned in one step with a precision optical array.

Micro-optic array and visualized light cones (2018, Optovate)

Optovate says that this technology is protected in a portfolio of 20 granted and pending patents dating from 2008. The company is now looking for display partners to commercialize its technology.

JBD details the company's micro-LED technology and plans for 2018-2019

Shanghai-based JBD is developing micro-LED based Microdisplays for near-eye and image projection applications, using the company's proprietary hybrid monolithic integration technology. JBD received a $10 million investment and developed a 5,000 PPI micro-LED array, with plans to reach 10,000 PPI.

JBD monochrome microdisplays (2017)

JBD is already offering VGA monochrome (red, green and blue) micro-LED microdisplays. LEDs Inside posted an interesting interview with JBD's CEO and CTO that discuss the company's technology and its goal for 2018 and 2019.

Micro-LED microdisplay developer VueReal raises $10.5 million

Micro-LED microdisplay developer VueReal announced the initial closing of its $10.5 million Series A funding round, led by the venture arm of a large Asian company and a leading North American vendor focused on startups with emerging technology.

VueReal micro-led microdisplay prototype photo

VueReal says that its proprietary sub-10 micrometer, high-efficiency micro-LED technology and its patented mass transfer process enables high-performance super low-power displays, coupled with a significant cost reduction.

HC Semitek to develop components for micro-LED displays

Wuhan-based LED producer HC Semitek announced it is launching nine new development projects, with support from the Yiwu Information and Optoelectronics Hi-Tech Industrial Park.

One of these future new projects involves the development of components for Micro-LED displays. HC Semitek's investment in these nine projects will be $1.7 billion (this also includes the company's expansion and buildings in the Yiwu industrial park). The construction of HC Semitek's new facilities will be completed by 2025.

Meet the MicroLED-Info team at SID DisplayWeek 2018!

SID's DisplayWeek is the world's leading display conference, and the MicroLED-Info team will attend this year's event, which will take place in Los Angeles in May 20-25. The trade show brings together a large part of the display industry, and we're looking forward to seeing new MicroLED technologies, products and demonstrators and meeting up with industry leaders!

Los Angeles (Display Week 2018)

DisplayWeek includes a 3-day exhibition, 4-day technical symposium, short courses, seminars and three focus conferences (business, investors and market-focus). We'll be happy to schedule meetings - so if you plan to come to the event, do contact us. We're really looking forward to a week full of display technologies!

LG Display aims to demonstrate its first Micro-LED TV in September 2018, will be larger than Samsung's Wall

Following Samsung's unveiling of its 146" Micro-LED TV prototype, LG Display's CEO said in early 2018 that the company is also developing large-area Micro-LED technologies.

Samsung 146'' micro-LED TV, The WallSamsung 146-inch Wall TV

According to Business Korea, LG Display aims to unveil its first Micro-LED TV in September (based on LG Innotek's Micro-LEDs). LGD's TV will be larger than Samsung's 146" Wall.

Samsung to start shipping the Wall module Micro-LED TV in August 2018

Samsung Electronics says it will push forward with its two-track strategy for the premium TV market - utilizing both quantum-dots enhanced LCDs (QLEDs) and Micro-LED TVs. Samsung Visual Display Business VP, Han Jong-hee, says that Samsung will start selling its Wall Micro-LED TV in August 2018.

Samsung demonstrated its Micro-LED "The Wall" display again at ISE 2018 earlier this month. Thank you Dotan from AVMaster.co.il for the video.