Apple

Apple LogoApple, one of the world's largest companies, develops consumer electronics and computer software, and the company also develops a wide range of next generation technologies.

In 2014 Apple acquired LuxVue Technology, a startup company that developed Micro-LED based displays. LuxVuew raised $43 million in funding prior to the Apple purchase. Apple continues to researcn and develop Micro-LED technologies and established a research and production facility in Taoyuan, Taiwan.

AU Optronics

AUO logoTaiwan's AUO (AU Optronics) was formed in 2001, by the merger of Acer Display and Unipac Optoelectronics. Later in 2006 AUO merged with Quanta Display. AUO is the world's number 3 manufacturer of TFT-LCDs, and also produces OLED display in low volume.

eLux

eLux logoeLux Inc. was established in 2016 in the USA with an aim to develop micro-LED displays using a proprietary a scalable "fluidic" assembly process.

In 2017 Foxconn (through its Subsidiary CyberNet Venture Capital) invested $10 million in eLux, and in 2018 Foxconn acquired eLux.

JBD

JBD logoJBD (Jade Bird Display), established in 2015 in Shanghai, China, develops micro-LED based MicroDisplays for near-eye and image projection applications based on its proprietary hybrid monolithic integration technology.

JBD received a $10 million investment from the Jade Bird Group. In July 2017 the company demonstrated a 5000 PPI active-matrix group III-V microLED array on Si ICs. The company goal is to reach 10,000 PPI in future micro-LED arrays.

LG Display

LG Display logoLG Display, based in Korea, is one of the world's largest display makers. LGD produces screens for TVs, laptops and mobile devices.

Lumens

Lumens logo

Korea-based Lumens is a specialized LED company that develops next-generation LED technologies, including LED packages, high efficient lighting, display related products and more.

Lumens is developing high-definition automotive head-up Micro-LED displays and has plans to release its first such display by the end of 2017. Lumens is collaborating with the Korean Institute of Machinery & Material to develop Micro-LED production technologies.

Lumiode

Lumiode logoUS-based Lumiode was established in September 2012 with an aim to develop innovative light engines.

Lumiode's technology enables the creation of truly monolithic microLED microdipslays by depositing LTPS backplanes directly on LED epiwafers.

Mikro Mesa

Mikro Mesa is a Taiwan-based startup established in 2014 that is developing Micro-LED technologies.

Mikro Mesa focuses on low-density (50 PPI and lower) large-area (50-inch and above) displays.

Oculus

Oculus logoOculus, owned by Facebook, develops and markets virtual reality headsets and solutions. Oculus currently uses OLED displays (produced by Samsung Display) in its VR headsets.

PlayNitride

PlayNitride logo (2018)Taiwan-based PlayNitride was established in June 2014 to research and develop Nitride related materials and applications. The fabless company is now focusing on GaN based MicroLEDs - it is branding its technology as PixelLED displays.

PlayNitride has two main technologies - its mass transfer process and its SMAR.Tech pixel repair technology.

According to reports PlayNitride started to sample micro-LED at the end of 2017, with first displays expected on the market by 2019. The company says it can reach a pixel density of 1,500 PPI. In April 2017 it was reported that Samsung Display is set to acquire PlayNitride but this is not official yet.