MicroLED technology is a next-generation emissive display technology that promises highly efficient and bright displays that offer superior image quality with infinite contrast and a wide color gamut. MicroLEDs are an excellent fit for microdisplays - as it can offer extremely bright and efficient displays with very fine pixel pitches.
Microdisplays are very small displays (usually under 1-inch) used in near-eye applications such as AR glasses, camera view finders and rifle sights. Most microdisplays on the market are either LCoS or OLED displays.
Many companies are developing high-end MicroLED microdisplays, and some of these are already offering initial products on the market. Some examples of such companies include Plessey (owned by Facebook), Jade Bird Display and Lumiode. MicroLED microdisplays are not in mass production, although some companies are already sampling simple monochrome displays.
Microdisplays use a high-end silicon backplane, and microLED microdisplays can be produced using a monolithic process - which means that the LEDs can be fabricated directly on the silicon wafer, or transferred to it in a process that is simpler compared to a TFT-glass transfer process.
The MicroLED and OLED Microdisplays Market Report
Our MicroLED and OLED Microdisplays provides a great introduction to both MicroLED and OLED microdisplays, and covers everything you need to know about next-generation microdisplays. This is a great guide if you're considering to adopt microdisplays in your product and if you want to understand this industry better.
This market report covers everything you need to know about next-generation microdisplays. This is a great guide if you're considering to adopt microdisplays in your product and if you want to understand this industry better. Read more here!
The latest MicroLED Microdisplays news:
MojoVision raises $22.4 million to bring its microLED microdisplay technology to market
MicroLED microdisplay developer Mojo Vision announced that it has raised $22.4 million in a Series A investment round, to further develop and commercialize its microLED display technology.
The funding round is led by existing investors, NEA and Khosla Ventures, with participation from additional investors including Dolby Family Ventures and more.
JBD announces a 750,000 nits red emitter, updates on its latest microLED research activities and goals
China-based MicroLED microdisplay developer Jade Bird Display announced that it has developed a higher-efficiency AlGaInP-based (native) red microLED, that achieves a brightness of 750,000 nits, an increase of 50% compared to its currently-used emitter. The company says that this it the industry's brightest native red emitter.
JBD says that it managed to redistribute the local charge carriers by a breakthrough in surface treatment process and in this way, minimize the surface non-radiative recombination and boost the efficiency. The company says it expects to implement this technology in mass production by middle of 2023.
A new edition of our MicroLED and OLED Microdisplay Market Report released today
Today we published a new edition of our MicroLED and OLED Microdisplays Market Report, with all the latest information. The new edition, which includes our yearly report overhaul, offers more than 15 new updates, new companies, new brochures and attached files, more than 5 new devices and more.
Reading this report, you'll learn all about:
- The advantages of OLED and MicroLED microdisplays
- The microdisplays that are available on the market today
- Information on all companies involved in this market
- Future technologies and roadmaps
The report package also provides:
- A list of all OLED microdisplays on the market
- A list of all OLED and MicroLED microdisplays makers
- Microdisplays spreadsheet
- Over 25 datasheets, presentations
- Free updates for a year
This microdisplays market report provides a great introduction to MicroLED and OLED microdisplays, and covers everything you need to know about the current status of the market and industry. This is a great guide if you're considering to adopt OLED microdisplays in your product, if you're looking to learn more about next-generation micro-LEDs and if you want to understand this industry better.
Omdia says that 30,900 microLED microdisplays shipped in 2022
Market analysts from Omdia say that the XR market (which they define as a combination of AR, VR and MR) will grow from 24 million units in 2023 to almost 90 million units in 2028, a CAGR of 67%. In terms of revenues, the market (XR displays) will reach $1.15 billion in 2023.
Looking at 2022, Omdia's Senior display analyst, Kimi Lin, says that for the AR market the leading technology is OLED microdisplays, with a market share of 70% and shipments of 670,000 units. Omdia says that 30,900 MicroLED displays were shipped (these are all JBD's 0.13" VGA ones, as this is the only commercial microLED). In addition - Laser-beam systems (188,700 shipments), LCoS (69,300) and DLP (3,200).
Mojo Vision details its microLED microdisplay technology
Last month AR developer Mojo Vision announced that as it finds it challenging to raise more funds, it is changing its focus to develop its microLED display technology, and canceling its smart contact lens system R&D project.
A couple of years ago, Mojo Vision announced that it has developed a 14,000 PPI monochrome (green) microLED microdisplay, that is the world's highest density microdisplay. The company now updated its website, which says that its technology can reach up to 28,000 PPI.
A spotlight on ClassOne: a MicroLED Industry Association member
We're happy to interview ClassOne Technology, as part of our series of interviews with MicroLED Industry Association members. ClassOne develops and sells high-performance electroplating and wet processing systems for the manufacture of advanced microelectronics, for both R&D and high-volume fab environments. For the microLED industry, ClassOne offers its Solstice single wafer electroplating and wet process platform, in addition to its reactor technology for the industry.
Q: Can you introduce your company and technology?
Joe Gaustad, Product Manager, ClassOne Technology: At ClassOne, our mission is to deliver the world’s highest performing and most elegantly designed electroplating and wet processing systems for the manufacture of advanced microelectronics. Engineered for maximum efficiency and flexibility on the manufacturing floor, our systems offer a comprehensive range of electroplating and wet process solutions validated, tested, fab proven, and designed for top performance in both high-volume and R&D fab environments.
Lumens developed a monolithic stacked RGB microLED epiwafer technology
Specialized Korea-based LED developer Lumens announced that it has developed a Monolithic RGB epitaxial wafers for micro-LED display production. The new technology stacks the three color LEDs on on top of the other on the wafer.
A comparison between Lumen's stacked RGB transfer process (bottom) and the standard process (top)
A stacked microLED architecture improves the performance, while also making the transfer process more productive. The company says that its design will offer a dramatic reduction in the production costs - especially the transfer process, which is reduced to a third (in terms of number of transfer steps), while also doing all the process from a single wafer.
Sundiode and Soft-EPI successfully grew a monolithic all-InGaN stacked-RGB LED structure
Stacked-RGB microLED microdisplay developed Sundiode announced that it has achieved the successful growth of a monolithic, all-InGaN RGB LED structure on a single sapphire wafer. This structure was developed in collaboration with Soft-EPI.
Sundiode's epitaxial technology enables stacked-RGB LEDs with multiple junctions, capable of emitting RGB colors independently. This structure makes it easier to produce ultra-high density microdisplays.
TCL demonstrates a new microLED AR smart glasses, the RayNeo X2
TCL announced and demonstrated its latest AR smart-glasses, the RayNeo X2, which features a full color microLED display engine.
We do not have any information on the microLED display, but other specifications include a Snapdragon XR2 chipset and a wearable ring controller. The RayNeo 2 will ship to developers in Q1 2023, and TCL hopes to launch it as a commercial product later on.
Mojo Vision changes its focus to develop its microLED display technology, lays off 75% of its work force
AR developer Mojo Vision announced that as it finds it challenging to raise more funds, it is changing its focus to develop its microLED technology and "decelerating" its work on the smart contact lens system.
According to reports, Mojo Vision has laid off 75% of its employees - it is estimated that the company laid off around 100 employees (it had around 150 employees before the change). The company's CEO says that the its microLED display technology has "is significant near-term market potential".