JBD

Submitted by Ron Mertens on Sun, 12/31/2017 - 08:37

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.

In July 2017 the company demonstrated a 5000 PPI active-matrix group III-V microLED array on Si ICs. In 2019 JBD unveiled more prototypes, including a 2 million nits display and a 10,000 PPI display.

JBD currently offers VGA (640x480) monochrome (red, green and blue) micro-LED microdisplays.

Company Address

1889 Hongyin Road
Lingang
Pudong New Area
shanghai
China

Tags:  

The latest JBD MicroLED news:

JBD finalizes its Series A3 financing round

China-based MicroLED microdisplay developer Jade Bird Display secured its Series A3 financing round, co-led by Eight Roads and Lightspeed China Ventures. JBD raiased "several hundred million Yuan", which could mean anything from $30 million USD to $130 million.

JBD production line in Hefei (Render)

In June 2022 it was reported that JBD is building a $92 million USD display production line in Hefei. The production line will have an annual capacity of around 120 million panels (likely JBD's 0.13" monochrome variant). JBD recently announced that it has developed a new red microLED emitter, that offers up to 500,000 nits of brightness at 2 micron sizes, and also that the company is developing native full-color microLED microdisplays.

Read the full story Posted: Aug 13,2022

Anycubic launches a portable 3D printer based on JBD's microLED UVA display

3D printer producer Anycubic announced a new consumer-grade pocket-sized 3D Printer, that is based on a small UVA microLED display, produced by JBD.

Image
Anycubic J1 microLED 3D printer

The display is JBD's standard 0.13" VGA display, but one that emits UVA emission. JBD also developed a custom projector for this new application. The extremely small, yet bright, display module, enabled Anycubic to design an extremely small printer (which is about the size of a 550 cl beverage can). The printer will be able to print details as small as 10 µm due to the high pixel density (>6000PPI) of the microLED display. The energy consumption during operation is only 6W.

Read the full story Posted: Aug 04,2022

JBD is developing native full-color microLED microdisplays

China-based MicroLED microdisplay developer Jade Bird Display announced that it is developing a native full-color microLED microdisplay. JBD is working to integrate InGaN and AlInGaP on the same chip, fabricated using conventional thin-film processes.

Image
JBD native full-color microLED microdisplay display

JBD says it developed a proprietary (and patented) technology in which the epitaxy layers were designed to be less susceptibility to edge effects, which helps to increase the display's efficiency. JBD's technology also enables effective mesa sidewall passivation. JBD refers to its technology as monolithic hybrid integration and says it can reach a PPI of up to 10,000 with a pixel pitch of 2.5 um.

Read the full story Posted: Aug 04,2022

JBD developed a commercial 500,000 nits red microLED emitter, says it shipped over 1 million microdisplays to date

China-based MicroLED microdisplay developer Jade Bird Display announced that it has developed a new red microLED emitter, that offers up to 500,000 nits of brightness at 2 micron sizes. JBD is now able to mass produce this new red microLED, and offers it in its 0.13" VGA monochrome red microdisplay.

Red microLED array, JBD

JBD also updates that it has shipped over 1 million microLED microdisplays to date, which as an extremely impressive number.

Read the full story Posted: Jun 29,2022

JBD is building a $92 million microLED microdisplay fab in Hefei, China

China-based MicroLED microdisplay developer Jade Bird Display is building a 650 million Yuan ($92 million USD) display production line in Hefei, China. The construction of the building is already at a final stage.

JBD production line in Hefei (Render)

It is estimated that JBD will be able to annually produce around 120 million panels in this fab. The company's current main product is a 0.13" VGA panel, so it is likely that JBD is referring to 120 million 0.13" panels.

Read the full story Posted: Jun 15,2022

Vuzix launches the microLED-powered Shield AR glasses

Vuzix unveiled the Shield Smart Glasses for enterprise use, which are based on microLED microdisplays. The Shield is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon XR1 and features Vuzix' propriety waveguide optics.

Vuzix Shield microLED AR glasses photo

The Shield was actually revealed before, referred to as Vuzix Next Generation Smart Glasses (NGSG). The company did not give any details on pricing and availability. Vuzix is using JBD's 0.13" microLED microdisplays.

Read the full story Posted: Jan 09,2022

Xiaomi announces its first smart glasses with a 0.13-inch MicroLED microdisplay

Xiaomi announced its first smart glasses, called unimaginatively the Xiaomi Smart Glasses. These light-weight (51 grams) glasses will offer a monochrome (green) display and speakers, microphones and a 5MP camera, and will connect to your smartphone for notifications, navigation and will have applications such as real-time translation. It will support Xiaomi's XiaoAI Virtual Assistant.

Xiaomi says the microLED display is 0.13-inch in size, with a peak brightness of 2-million nits. The pixel pitch is 4 um. While not official, this is highly likely to be JBD's 0.13" VGA microLED display panel, revealed last year.

Read the full story Posted: Sep 14,2021

WaveOptics partners with JBD to incorporate microLEDs in its Leopard AR dev kit

Diffrative waveguides for AR developer WaveOptics (owned by Snap) announced a strategic supply partnership with Jade Bird Display (JBD) for MicroLED microdisplays. JBD will supply its 0.13-inch VGA microdisplays to WaveOptics, to be incorporated into the company's Leopard development kit.

WaveOptics Leopard reference AR kit

The Leopard AR reference kit has a form-factor similar to traditional consumer eyewear available, with a single projector (right-side only), providing a monochrome (green) image. The Leopard uses WaveOptics’ ‘Katana’ waveguide platform, its thinnest and lightest waveguide at 1.15 mm thick and 7 grams. The light engine, called Loki, is designed by WaveOptics with the JBD microLEDs and weighs 6 grams and has a volume of 760 mm3.

Read the full story Posted: Aug 26,2021

Porotech to supply JBD with red InGaN epiwafers for microLED displays

Porous-GaN material platform developer Porotech announced a partnership with Jade Bird Display (JBD). Under the agreement, Porotech provide JBD with its porous gallium nitride (GaN) technology.

Porotech red microLED device photo

Porotech says its native red InGaN LED epiwafer is not commercial. JBD now plans to use Porotech's porous GaN templates to manufacture InGaN-based red micro-LED displays for use in applications such as VR/AR headsets, AR smart sports goggles and head-up displays.

Read the full story Posted: Aug 12,2021