Avicena plans to use microLEDs for optical interconnects, raises $25 million

AvicenaTech, a developed of microLED-based chip-to-chip interconnects announced its Series A funding. The company raised $25 million from Samsung Catalyst Fund, Micron Ventures, and others.

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Avicena microLED optical interconnects render

The company's LightBundle I/O technology is based on arrays of GaN micro-emitters that leverage the microLED display ecosystem and can be integrated onto any high-performance CMOS IC. Avicena says it leverages recent advances in the display industry to enable high volume, low-cost production of highly optimized microLED arrays.

Read the full story Posted: Aug 04,2022

JBD is developing native full-color microLED microdisplays

China-based MicroLED microdisplay developer Jade Bird Display announced that it is developing a native full-color microLED microdisplay. JBD is working to integrate InGaN and AlInGaP on the same chip, fabricated using conventional thin-film processes.

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JBD native full-color microLED microdisplay display

JBD says it developed a proprietary (and patented) technology in which the epitaxy layers were designed to be less susceptibility to edge effects, which helps to increase the display's efficiency. JBD's technology also enables effective mesa sidewall passivation. JBD refers to its technology as monolithic hybrid integration and says it can reach a PPI of up to 10,000 with a pixel pitch of 2.5 um.

Read the full story Posted: Aug 04,2022

The MicroLED Industry Association begins operations, welcomes new members

The MicroLED Industry Association (MIA) successfully concluded its kickoff meeting on August 2nd. The work plan for the coming quarter was announced, and the association members were updated on work processes, collaboration activities and plans for the future.

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MIA member logos as of August 2022

 

The MIA is happy to announce that there are already over 15 members in the microLED association. In addition to its pre-launch founding members, the MIA welcomes the new members that joined since the official announcement on July 13. These companies include 3D Micromac, ASM Pacific Technology group, ClassOne Technology, Radiant Vision Systems and the Ennostar group (Epistar, Lextar, Yenrich and Unikorn).

Read the full story Posted: Aug 03,2022

MicroLED-Info readers get a special discount for the industry's first microLED-focused virtual event

Event organizer Techblick announced a a new event, titled "Mini- & Micro-LED Displays: Markets, Manufacturing Innovations, Applications, Promising Start-ups". This virtual event, the first one to be focused on microLED displays, is co-located with a quantum dots event and will take place from November 30 to December 1, 2022.

Speakers & Exhibitors Include:

MicroLED-Info readers get a special discount for this event, see more here.

Read the full story Posted: Aug 01,2022

Leyard starts producing microLED displays with Saphlux's QD color conversion technology

LED display market Leyard Optoelectronics announced that it developed the world's first mass-produced microLED display that uses quantum dots color conversion technology. Leyard collaborated with Saphlux (of which it owns around 12%).

Leyard adopted Saphlux's NPQD R1 micro LED technology, and have completed the development and testing of the display technology, and now it can mass produce NPQD-powered displays.

Read the full story Posted: Jul 31,2022

Aixtron receives its first order for tools used for volume production of microLEDs

Aixtron announced its financial results for Q2 2022, with the company's highest quarterly order intake since 2011. The company said that it received its first order for tools used in volume production of microLED devices.

Aixtron announced several microLED system orders in the past, but these were R&D or pilot line systems. In 2021 Aixtron said that a US Tier-1 LED producer has selected Aixtron's AIX G5+ C equipment for microLED device production. In February 2022 Wuhan-based HC Semitek selected Aixtron's Planetary AIX 2800G4-TM (IC2) and AIX G5+ C MOCVD systems to produce microLEDs.

Read the full story Posted: Jul 28,2022

A new version of our Transparent OLED and MicroLED Market report released

Today we published a new edition of our Transparent MicroLED and OLED Market Report, with all the latest information. The new edition includes news from LGD, BOE, new microLED display prototypes and two new datasheets.

Reading this report, you'll learn all about:

  • Transparent OLED and MicroLED properties and advantages
  • The transparent OLED and MicroLED industry
  • What kind of transparent OLEDs are currently on the market
  • The transparent OLED lighting market

The report package also provides:

  • Transparent OLED display product listing
  • A guide into buying transparent OLEDs
  • The main challenges towards transparent displays
  • Free updates for a year

This transparent displays market report provides a great introduction to transparent OLED and MicroLED technologies and covers everything you need to know about the market and industry now and in the future. This is a great guide for anyone who's thinking about adopting transparent displays in their products or that wants to understand this industry and market throughout.

Read the full story Posted: Jul 21,2022

C SEED announces a more affordable foldable microLED TV, still costs $150,000

Last year Austria-based C Seed released a high-end microLED TV, the $400,000 165" 4K C SEED M1, which has a unique foldable design, which makes use of seven large MicroLED panels that can be folded and inserted into the floor. The company now announced a smaller and more affordable microLED TV, the N1.

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C Seed N1 microLED TV

The N1 has a 103" 4K microLED panel, and it also is foldable, but it does not fold into the floor, but remains above the floor when not in use. The N1 costs $190,000 so this is still extraordinarily expensive. The N1 will also be offered in 137" and 165".

Read the full story Posted: Jul 14,2022

Launching the MicroLED Industry Association to promote the microLED industry

Today we are happy and proud to announce a new MicroLED Industry Association, created to help accelerate the adoption of microLED display technologies.

The new association will bring together companies, academia and organizations active in the MicroLED industry and provide an ideal forum for solving common technology issues, fostering cooperation and sharing relevant information, resources and tools. The association will also work to promote its member companies, their technologies and products.

You can read more about the MicroLED Industry Association, including the complete list of member benefits, here: https://www.microledassociation.com

This page is still at an early stage, and we are working on a new design which will be updated shortly.

Read the full story Posted: Jul 13,2022