LG Electronics launches a 118-inch 4K MAGNIT MicroLED TV

LG Electronics launched a new MicroLED TV, the 118-inch 4K 120Hz LG MAGNIT (0.6 mm pixel pitch), targeting residential applications. Interestingly the brightenss is quite low, only 250 nits. The TV costs $237,000 - this is a highly expensive screen obviously targeting the top of the luxury TV market. 

The 118-inch TV is based on LG's webOS smart TV platform, and is powered by LG's Alpha 9 AI processor. It offers HDR10 and HDR10 Pro compatibility, AirPlay 2 and Miracast support, and integrated 50-watt speakers.

Read the full story Posted: Sep 08,2023

Syracuse University installs five Samsung The Wall microLED displays to wow prospective students

The school of public communications at Syracuse University has installed five Samsung The Wall microLED signage screens, to provide a "vibrant visual canvas for showcasing student accomplishments and the university’s learning environment", and to help prospective students envision their future at Syracuse University.

The displays were installed at the school's Dedication Hall, which is in the Newhouse 1 building and is the starting point for Newhouse School tours. We do not know what is the size of each of these displays.

Read the full story Posted: Sep 07,2023

PlayNitride to expand its production volume to 10,000 6-inch wafers per month by the end of 2023

Taiwan-based MicroLED developer PlayNitride that it is increasing its production volume, and by the end of the year it will produce 10,000 6" wafers per month (that's up from about 2,000 wafers per month last year). 

PlayNitride is developing a wide range of displays: tiled large-area displays (PixeLED Matrix), wearable panels, microdisplays, transparent displays, and more.

Read the full story Posted: Sep 07,2023

Samsung Display developed a 0.25" Full-HD microLED microdisplay, targeting AR applications

Samsung Display announced that it has developed a 0.25" 1920x1080 (FHD) microLED microdisplay, targeting AR applications. The company did not disclose more information about this new display.

We reported that SDC has started to develop microLED microdisplay technologies in August 2022. According to our information, Samsung targets AR devices with its microLED microdisplay technology, while it targets VR devices with its OLED microdisplays.

Read the full story Posted: Sep 07,2023

Konka shows a 59" microLED TV, seems to be an early prototype

During the IFA 2023 tradeshow, China-based Konka is showing a 59" tiled microLED TV prototype screen. This is the smallest microLED TV shown to date - since Sony showed the world's first microLED display back in 2012.

It seems as if this display is an early-stage prototype. According to reports, the resolution is poor, the contrast is very low and the seam between the tiles is clearly visible. This is clearly not ready for commercialization. You can see the display in the video below, and indeed the seams are visible. The display is made by 16x9 modules, and it uses a PCB backplane.

Read the full story Posted: Sep 05,2023

Samsung Electronics: we'll continue to develop microLED technologies, this is our strategic focus for the future of premium TVs

Chung Kang-il, vice president and head of Samsung visual display division's future planning group, says that Samsung considers microLED technology to be its strategic premium panel technology for the future, as the technology is an "ultimate display solution. The company will continue and develop microLED technologies for the TV market.

Samsung Electronics 89-inch microLED TV, 2023

Prices of Samsung's microLED TVs are still prohibitively expensive. A couple of months ago Samsung Electronics launched a 89-inch microLED TV in Korea, that costs 130 million Won (around $100,000). Samsung says it is trying to lower the price of its microLED panels, but this ain't easy and takes longer than the company anticipated.

Read the full story Posted: Sep 03,2023

JBD starts shipping full-color RGB microLED microdisplay samples

China-based MicroLED microdisplay developer Jade Bird Display have started shipping engineering samples of single-panel RGB microLED microdisplays. The company brands these new microdisplays as the Phoenix series, while its monochrome panels are now branded as Hummingbird. The Phoenix series is designed to be used with 50+ degree FOV waveguides.

JBD's first Phoenix samples are 0.22" panels, with a 2K resolution (2.5 um pixel pitch). The three LEDs (RGB) are all AlInGaN emitters, and are vertically stacked. JBD says that its plans for a standard product include a 0.3-inch panel with 4K resolution (2 um sub-pixel pitch. The company expects to begin full mass production in 2025.

Read the full story Posted: Aug 29,2023

A spotlight on Smartkem: a MicroLED Industry Association member

We're happy to interview Smartkem, as part of our series of interviews with MicroLED Industry Association members. UK based Smartkem developed a patented organic backplane display solution based on unique, patented inks. Smartkem's inks are solution deposited at a low temperature, on low-cost substrates to make organic thin-film transistor (OTFT) circuits.

Hello, can you introduce your company and technology?

Simon Ogier, Chief Technology Officer: SmartKem is a materials company that manufactures its unique and patented TRUFLEX® semiconductor and dielectric inks. These are used to make organic thin-film transistor (OTFT) backplanes for active matrix display driving. Our inks enable low temperature additive manufacturing processes that are compatible with existing a-Si TFT-LCD backplane equipment lines. SmartKem OTFTs have been used in emissive display backplane demonstrators achieving high brightness for microLED (>100K nits). The current stability under thermal bias stress testing is excellent and minimises threshold voltage shifts even under high current conditions. Our platform can be used in a several display technologies including microLED, miniLED and AMOLED displays for next generation televisions, laptops, AR and VR headsets, smartwatches and smartphones.

Read the full story Posted: Aug 29,2023

Monolithic MicroLED Integration – Technology and Challenges

The MicroLED Industry Association published today a new white paper, that is focused on monolithic microLED integration.

A major challenge in producing MicroLED displays is the transfer stage, also known as Pick and Place. This production step is responsible for transferring individual LEDs from the original wafer to the final display. In some cases, it is possible to (more or less) skip this stage and transfer the LEDs directly to the final display through a process called monolithic microLED integration.

This document will focus on such a process, discuss various options for its execution and examine the types of displays and applications it is suitable for. The white paper is published on the MicroLED Association's website, and is open to the public.

Read the full story Posted: Aug 25,2023

MicroLED Connect: the world's first microLED-focused industry event, to take place in September 2024 in Europe

MicroLED-Info, in collaboration with the MicroLED Industry Association (MIA) and TechBlick are jointly launching MicroLED Connect, a microLED-focused conference that will take place on September 24-26 2024, in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

The event will include a conference, masterclasses, an exhibition - and will place a big focus on networking opportunities and activities. MicroLED-Connect will bring together leading researchers (academia and R&D institutes), microLED developers and display makers, who will present the latest technology and research advancements, the challenges still facing the industry, the current status of the industry and market, and much more!

In addition to the live (in-person) event in September, MicroLED-Connect will also offer a year-round virtual program of microLED focused webinars.

Read the full story Posted: Aug 24,2023