ITRI

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ITRI logoTaiwan's ITRI (Industrial Technology Research Institute) is a national research organization, with a mission of conducting technological research, promoting industrial development, creating economic value and improving social welfare for Taiwan. ITRI, founded in 1973, is the largest applied technology R&D institution in Taiwan.

ITRI has been developing microLED technologies for many years, including microdisplays, a microLED sensor platform, tiled microLED displays, and more. 

Company Address

195 Chung Hsing Chutung
Hsinchu,
Taiwan

The MicroLED Industry Association to host two topical technology webinars, focused on QDs and ITRI

The MicroLED Industry Association announced two new topical webinars, private events for association members. This is in addition to the upcoming Perovskite webinar and AR webinar.

The first webinar is focused on quantum dots (QD) technologies. In this webinar, we hope to learn more about the state-of-the-art QD and color conversion R&D, with a focus of course on applications in the microLED industry. The event will take place on March 6th, and here's the agenda:

  • Prof. Dmitri V. Talapin: world-leading QD researcher from the University of Chicago, who will update on the latest QA research
  • Nanosys: leading QD developer (speaker TBD)
  • GE: "Phosphor converted miniLEDs and microLEDs based displays" (MicroLED Association member)
  • QustomDot: "InP-based quantum dots for color conversion in microLED applications" (MicroLED Association member)
Read the full story Posted: Jan 21,2023

AUO and ITRI developed and deployed a 17.3-inch transparent microLED AI display in a Taiwan Ferry

AUO, together with ITRI, developed a new 17.3" transparent microLED display, and deployed a few of these displays in a ferry operated by the Taiwan Kaohsiung Shipping Company. The Snoopy-featured Yawan Smart Ferry, will set sail for the first time on December 24, connecting Zhanerku, Cijin, and Gushan. The gesture-controlled AI smart window screen navigation system combines AR and eye tracking to show tourists information based on what they are looking at. 

The LTPS microLED displays offer a 1820x720 resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. The transmittance is 55% and the peak brightness is 3,000 nits

Read the full story Posted: Dec 23,2022

ITRI announces new microLED microdisplay technology for AR applications

Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), is introducing its latest microLED microdisplay technologies, and unveils its latest microdisplay prototype.

The 0.5" display offers full-color images (using blue LEDs and quantum-dots based color conversion), high resolution (over 2,000 PPI) and high brightness (over 20,000 nits). The display offers high power efficiency - ITRI says it consumes less than half the energy of current solutions (likely compared to OLED microdisplays).

Read the full story Posted: Nov 19,2022

ITRI developed new in-cell technology to embed biosensors in microLED display panels

Taiwan's leading research institute, ITRI, developed a new in-cell technology to integrate sensors within microLED display panels.

ITRI says that it is the first in the world to enable a full-screen multi-finger fingerprint sensor. ITRI says that its new technology does not increase the display's thickness and can thus be implemented even in small wearable smartwatch displays.

Read the full story Posted: Oct 07,2021

ITRI demonstrates a 16.7" tiled microLED display produced directly on PCB backplanes

Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) demonstrated a 16.7" microLED display "module" that was produced by directly mass transferring micro-LED chips onto a PCB backplane.

ITRI 16.7-inch microLED display module (CES 2020 photo)

ITRI developed its own mass transfer tech, and uses microLEDs provided by PlayNitride, PCB backplanes provided by Unimicron and drivers and assembly by Macroblock. The 16.7" display is made by tiling 15 modules 6x10 cm each (45,000 LEDs). The microLEDs are

 

Read the full story Posted: Jan 12,2020

Digitimes: EOSRL achieved a breakthrough in its micro-LED transfer process

In November 2017 we reported that Taiwan's Electronic and Optoelectronic System Research Laboratories (EOSRL, part of ITRI) has launched a project that brings together PlayNitride, LED driver IC designer Macroblock and PCB maker Unimicron with an aim to develop production technologies for high-density Micro-LED displays.

PlayNitride MicroLED array

Digitimes today reports that EOSRL has achieved a breakthrough in its mass transfer technology, and is now able to transfer 10,000 micro-LED chips from an sapphire-based epitaxial wafer onto a substrate within an hour. EOSRL demonstrated the process with PCB, Polyimide and glass substrates. Trial production runs will commence in Q4 2019.

Read the full story Posted: May 24,2019

OIPT to supply several etch and deposition systems to support ITRI's micro-LED R&D program

UK-based plasma etch and deposition processing system maker Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology (OIPT) announced that it has sold several PlasmaPro 100 systems, including both etch and deposition systems, to ITRI for its micro-LED R&D program.

OIPT PlasmaPro 100 photo

Taiwan's ITRI (Industrial Technology Research Institute) is reportedly developing Micro-LED technologies for both small-size (microdisplays) and large-size (130-inch and larger) applications.

Read the full story Posted: Jan 23,2019

ITRI is developing new Micro-LED displays for small-size and large-size applications

Digitimes reports that Taiwan's ITRI institute is developing new micro LED displays for both small-size and large-size application.

ITRI 0.55'' Micro-LED Microdisplay prototype photo

For small-size displays, ITRI is developing a 0.55-inch micro-LED microdisplays (on-silicon). This display is aimed for AR or VR devices. For this display ITRI uses 10-micron LEDs. For larger-sized application, ITRI is focused on displays over 130-inch in size. For such displays ITRI adopts 50-100 micron LEDs on PCB substrates.

Read the full story Posted: Jun 20,2018

Taiwan's ITRI to build a pilot line for micro-LED VR displays by Q3 2018

Earlier this month we reported that Taiwan's Electronic and Optoelectronic System Research Laboratories (EOSRL, part of ITRI) has launched a project that aims to develop Micro-LED displays for large-area signage indoor displays.

LG VR headset prototype (March 2017)

LGD VR prototype, March 2017

According to a new report from Taiwan, EOSRL's new line, which will begin operation in Q3 2018, will be also used to produce small displays for VR applications. EOSRL reveals that the pilot line is already able to handle 2500 (50x50) chips per transfer, and by the time it is ready it will be able to handle 100,000 chips (100x100).

Read the full story Posted: Nov 13,2017

Taiwan's EOSRL aims to start large-area Micro-LED display production by the end of 2018

Digitimes reports that Taiwan's Electronic and Optoelectronic System Research Laboratories (EOSRL, part of ITRI) has launched a project that brings together PlayNitride, LED driver IC designer Macroblock and PCB maker Unimicron. The project aims to develop high-density Micro-LED displays.

PlayNitride MicroLED array

EOSRL plans to demonstrate first large-size signage display prototypes in H1 2018 with trial production to begin by the end of 2018.

Read the full story Posted: Nov 08,2017