June 2023

The MicroLED Industry Association to host an automotive display webinar

On September 4th the MicroLED Industry Association will host a private webinar on automotive displays and technologies. The automotive market represents a very good segment for microLED developers, as it offers high performance requirements, relative microLED maturity and the ability to adopt premium solutions.

Mercedes EQE 350 2022, interior photo

During the webinar, we will look at current solutions and future roadmaps, learn how the automotive industry looks at display solutions and next-generation technologies and see how microLEDs could find a market in the automotive industry.

The upcoming Seminar will feature three world-leading speakers, and will also be open to a Q&A session, to help increase microLED developers knowledge and involvement in the automotive industry:

Read the full story Posted: Jun 29,2023

A new version of our MicroLED Transfer Process Market Report released

We are happy to announce a new edition of our MicroLED Transfer Process Market Report, with all the latest information, new technologies and companies, and more. MicroLEDs are advancing quickly and the transfer process remains one of the key challenges.

The MicroLED Transfer Market Report cover

Reading this report, you'll learn all about:

  • All known microLED transfer processes
  • The current industry and market status
  • Advantages and disadvantages of transfer technologies
  • Future technologies and roadmaps

The report package also provides:

  • An introduction to microLED production processes
  • Over 25 presentations, brochures and technical papers
  • MicroLED chip-level market estimates and forecasts
  • Free updates for a year

This microLED display transfer process report provides a comprehensive look into current and future LED transfer technologies processes used for the production of microLED displays. The report covers everything you need to know about the current status of the industry.

Read the full story Posted: Jun 29,2023

Mojo Vision developed the world's highest density red microLED microdisplay

AR microLED microdisplay developer Mojo Vision announced that it has developed the world's highest-density (1.87 um pixel pitch) red (620 nm) microLED microdisplay. Mojo produced a first working prototype of its display, that is based on 1.37 um blue LEDs with QD color conversion

Last month Mojo announced that it has achieved a process milestone and has lit-up its first 300 mm GaN-on-Silicon blue microLED array wafer. The company said it is on track to maturing its 300 mm CMOS fab process.

Read the full story Posted: Jun 28,2023

Get your discount for TechBlick's upcoming AR/VR in-person virtual event!

Event organizer TechBlick, in collaboration with the MicroLED Association, is hosting an AR/VR in-person virtual event on July 26-27, and MicroLED-Info readers get a special discount. 

TechBlick has put together a world-class agenda focusing on all the elements of the vision system. The agenda brings together companies and start-ups advancing the technology and the art and includes leading market and technology analysts. Click here for more information!

Read the full story Posted: Jun 26,2023

Meta launches a 5 million Euro AR research project at Tyndall National Institute

Meta announced that has entered into a research partnership with Ireland-based deep-tech research centre Tyndall National Institute. Tyndall launched a four-year project to help advance AR technologies.

Meta will invest €5 million in this project, which will focus on key AR technologies, including the investigation of the efficiency of microLED microdisplays based systems. The project will be led by Prof. Paul Hurley.

Read the full story Posted: Jun 24,2023

AU Optronics may close down its OLED fab as it focuses on microLED display technologies

According to reports from Japan, AUO is thinking about closing down its 4.5-Gen AMOLED production line in Singapore, as the company is shifting its focus on microLED display technologies.

AUO's first target it to start producing wearable microLED displays. It has reportedly signed a deal with Tag Heuer to supply it with smartwatch displays. In April 2023 AUO 'launched' its wearable microLED display, and it seems it is ready to begin small scale production. It will take time for AUO to expand production, as the path towards low-cost and mass-production of microLED displays (even for applications such as smartwatches) it not clear yet. 

Read the full story Posted: Jun 22,2023

A new edition of our MicroLED and OLED Microdisplay Market Report released today

Today we published a new edition of our MicroLED and OLED Microdisplays Market Report, with all the latest information. The new edition offers more that a dozen new updates, new companies, new brochures and catalogs, and more. Global multinational companies are working hard to develop and deploy next-generation AR and VR devices, and these devices will all be based on OLED and microLED microdisplay engines.

Reading this report, you'll learn all about:

  • The advantages of OLED and MicroLED microdisplays
  • The microdisplays that are available on the market today
  • Information on all companies involved in this market
  • Future technologies and roadmaps

The report package also provides:

  • A list of all OLED microdisplays on the market
  • A list of all OLED and MicroLED microdisplays makers
  • Microdisplays spreadsheet
  • Over 25 datasheets, presentations
  • Free updates for a year

This microdisplays market report provides a great introduction to MicroLED and OLED microdisplays, and covers everything you need to know about the current status of the market and industry. This is a great guide if you're considering to adopt OLED microdisplays in your product, if you're looking to learn more about next-generation micro-LEDs and if you want to understand this industry better.

Read the full story Posted: Jun 21,2023

Making augmented reality (AR) a reality

Coherent manufactures several key AR display components and is actively working to improve the technology.

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Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) have received a lot of media buzz over the past few years. They promise benefits for applications are as diverse as gaming, healthcare, training, engineering, architecture, interior design, travel, defense, and even product marketing. But today, VR/AR still hasn’t had a significant impact on most people’s lives.

Two main reasons for this are VR/AR headset quality and cost. Specifically, quality includes factors like image brightness, resolution, field-of-view, and electronic characteristics like speed and power consumption. Plus, practical considerations, including headset size, weight, and battery lifetime are also important. And cost means bringing down headset prices low enough to make them accessible to most consumers.

Read the full story Posted: Jun 21,2023

The MicroLED Association reports over 500 downloads from the MicroLED Library

In May 2023 the MicroLED Industry Association launched the MicroLED Library, an extensive compilation of MicroLED datasheets, presentations, whitepapers and more. Just over a month after the launch, the association reports over 500 downloads from the library.

The MicroLED Library curates content from various companies (including GE, Terecircuits, Radiant Vision Systems, CEA-Leti, eLux and more), some of which is available in several languages, and includes the MicroLED Association's own whitepapers. The MicroLED Library is public and free for everyone (some content is open to association members only) to use and it is continuously being updated with new content in order to remain a valuable resource for MicroLED information. You can access it here!

Read the full story Posted: Jun 14,2023

JBD succesfully raised its A4 strategic financing round

According to reports from China, MicroLED microdisplay developer Jade Bird Display has successfully raised its A4 strategic financing round. It is reported that together with the A3 round which closed last year, the company raised "hundreds of millions of Yuan" (which could mean anything from $30 million USD to $130 million). 

JBD's investors include Alibaba, Samsung, BYD and Geely. BYD is said to be working with JBD to develop MicroLED automotive applications.

Read the full story Posted: Jun 13,2023