Singapore-based electronics assembly solutions provider Kulicke & Soffa announced that it has acquired Uniqarta, a US-based developer of MicroLED placement technology.

Uniqarta LEAP microLED placement technology illustration

Uniqarta developed a unique LED die transfer technology that uses ultra-fast lasers to enable contactless LED de-bonding and placement solution. Uniqarta's technology is branded as Laser-Enabled Advanced Placement, or LEAP).

K&S says that Uniqarta's technology will enable it to accelerate its own development of next-generation mini-LED and microLED transfer solutions. The company expects to introduce and initiate qualifications of its new advanced display system by the close of its FY2021 (which is April 2022).

In 2018 Kulicke & Soffa launched an advanced placement solution for MicroLEDs, in collaboration with Rohinni.

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