Lextar to demonstrate a 5.1" 30,000 nits transparent microLED display prototype

Lextar logoLED developer Lextar Electronics announced that next week at Touch Taiwan 2019 it will showcase a 5.1" transparent active-matrix microLED display that achieves an extremely high brightness - 30,000 nits.

This is Lextar's first public demonstration of a micro-LED display. Last year at Touch Taiwan 2018 the company unveiled its first micro-LED chips. The company recognizes that its micro-LED display technology will not be ready for commercialization before 2020 at the earliest.

UBI sees Micro-LED revenues reaching $6 billion by 2025

Korean market research company UBI Research forecasts that Micro-LED revenues will grow from around $100 million in 2019 to over $6 billion in 2025.

MicroLED display revenue forecast (2018-2025, UBI Research)
IHS Markit recently said that it expects MicroLED display shipments to reach 15.5 million units in 2026, as sharp production cost improvements will enable micro-LED technology to achieve mass market success. The new emerging display technology will find markets in wearables, TVs, AR and also smartphones.

Researchers develop a laser-driven programmable non-contact transfer printing technique

Researchers at Zhejiang University developed a laser-driven programmable non-contact transfer printing technique that could be applicable to the transfer of Micro-LED chips. The researchers used an innovative design based on an active elastomeric micro-structured stamp with tunable adhesion.

Zhejiang University laser-driven non-contact transfer-printing technique process

The tunable adhesive used in this technique features cavities filled with air and encapsulated by a micro-patterned surface membrane, used in easily available sandpapers. The micro-patterned surface membrane can be inflated dynamically to control the interfacial adhesion by heating the air in cavities.

Luumii starts to mass produce its mini-LED and micro-LED laptop keyboard lighting and logo lighting solutions

Luumii, a joint-venture between Micro-LED developer Rohinni and Koja, announced that it has started to mass produce its micro-LED and mini-LED based notebook computer keyboard backlights and logo lighting solutions.

Rohinni - Luumii flexible keyboard LEDs photo

Luumii says that its solutions are more compact and offer a higher power efficiency compared to current solutions, and may also enhance product features and user experience as it offers colored lighting and animations. Luumii's current capacity is 34,000 units per month, and by the end of 2019 it will increase the capacity to 100,000 monthly units.

CyberOptics recieves orders for 3D AOI systems for MicroLED production

High-precision 3D sensing developer CyberOptics Corporation announced that it has received a $1.3 million order for its Multi-Reflection Suppression (MRS)-enabled SQ3000 Multi-Function systems for Automated Optical Inspection (AOI), Solder Paste Inspection (SPI) and Coordinate Measurements (CMM).

Cyberoptics SQ3000 photo

CyberOptics says that the systems, which will ship in Q2 2020, will be used for the scale-up of Micro LED device production.

Rohinni announces initial orders for its micro-LED placement solution

US-based Rohinni announced that it has received initial orders for its Pixalux mini-LED and micro-LED placement solution. The company expects to ship more systems in the current quarter, and anticipates higher-volume market adoption in 2020.

Rohinni micro-LED array photo

Rohinni says that its system combines higher throughput and accuracy for small-die applications to provide a compelling and highly-competitive solution.

Sony reveals its Cystal-LED MicroLED display prices in Europe

HDTVTest posted an interesting video showing Sony's 110" Crystal-LED micro-LED display at Sony's Basingstoke UK office, at a joint event organized with AWE, a Sony distributor in Europe. The reviewer is highly positive about Sony's Micro-LED display quality:

AWE offers Sony's Crystal LED displays, which are custom made, but the company did release a general price guideline:

  • 146" display - 350,000 Euro ($390,000)
  • 182" display - 500,000 Euro ($550,000)
  • 219" display - 700,000 Euro ($780,000).