The world's leading display conference, SID DisplayWeek, is now over, and it was a very exciting event. This is just a quick first impression post - you can expect several MicroLED-Info articles in the next couple of weeks after we get back to the office and sort through all the materials, interviews, photos and videos we have.
DisplayWeek is all about display technologies - and it seems that this year Micro-LED technologies and displays were all over the place. We've seen many Micro-LED demonstrations, prototypes and technical discussions. Of course LCDs and OLEDs are still the dominant technologies, but it seems many companies are investing in Micro-LED R&D as it is a promising next-generation display technology.
update: it turns out that the report about the eLux acquisition was incorrect.
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.
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.
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.