AUO to convert one of its LCD fabs to microLED production by 2025

A few days ago, AUO announced that it has finalized the development of its wearable microLED display, and the company is now launching the 1.39" round smartwatch display commercially, with mass production expected in the second half of 2023.

AUO 1.39-inch 338 PPI MicroLED display, (Touch Taiwan 2021)

Yesterday AUO announced that it plans to convert its LCD 5A fab in Taiwan's Longtan District into a microLED production line. The new line will begin microLED production in 2025 or 2026, targeting wearable displays, automotive displays, TVs and signage displays. 


AUO also disclosed that around 30% of its R&D engineers are allocated to microLED projects.

AUO demonstrated the wearable microLED display back in 2021 - a 1.39-inch 472x472 full-circle panel, that was developed together with PlayNitride. It's not clear what will be AUO's current production capacity for these displays, and the cost of production.

Yesterday AUO also demonstrated a 14.6" foldable laptop microLED display prototype.

Posted: Apr 21,2023 by Ron Mertens