Samsung

Last updated on Sat 27/01/2024 - 11:20
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Samsung is a multi-national company, based in South Korea, that produces and markets a wide range of consumer electronic products and components such as displays and memory chips.

Samsung has been developing microLED displays for many years, and has several active microLED projects. Samsung Display is developing tiled microLED panels, wearable microLED displays, and more. Samsung Electronics produces and markets large-area microLED TVs, and also develops microLED microdisplays via its Samsung Semiconductors subsidiary.

 

For the TV market, Samsung is marketing commercial tiled microLED TVs, under the The Wall brand, and consumer-level (high premium) TVs. As microLED technology is the strategic focus for Samsung's premium TV offerings, the company continues to broaden its selection of available microLED televisions.

Samsung 146'' micro-LED TV, The Wall
Company Address

Samsung Digital City
Yeongtong-gu
Suwon-si
Gyeonggi-do
South Korea

MicroLEDs Will Make a Macro Impact

This is a guest post, by Ioannis (John) Kymissis

Micro light-emitting diode (microLED) technology is the bright young thing in the display world, literally and figuratively. Its high luminance, sharp contrast, and vivid colors, among other attributes, make this one of the most dynamic emerging technologies for next-gen display applications. We’re just beginning to see what the future holds for microLEDs and their potential impact on display and imaging capabilities.

SID Displayweek 2023 exhibition photo
 

On the Technology Fast Track 

MicroLEDs have made rapid advancements since they were first submitted for patent in 1998. The Kansas State University researchers who developed these miniaturized versions of LEDs envisioned using them in sensors, detectors, and mini-displays. But now, in just under three decades, many major display leaders and emerging companies are racing to produce and integrate the technology in everything from smartwatches to TVs to automotive displays. 

Read the full story Posted: Feb 22,2024

Hilton Waikiki Beach installs a 146-inch Samsung The Wall microLED display

Hilton Waikiki Beach in Hawaii installed a new 146-inch Samsung The Wall microLED display in the lobby bar. The hotel management chose the high-end display in an effort to enhance the guest experience while attracting more local foot traffic.

The hotel's  howner says that the stunning visual clarity and unparalleled contrast convinced him to adopt the new microLED display. The 146-inch screen will be used to show sports, news or videos of island scenery.

Read the full story Posted: Jan 27,2024

Samsung Semiconductors to take over Samsung's microLED microdisplay development

According to new reports from Korea, Samsung Electronics decided that from now on, Samsung Display will handle all OLED microdisplay projects, while Samsung Semiconductor (SSI, or specifically, the Compound Semiconductor Solutions team) will handle all microLED microdisplay development.

Samsung Display OLED microdisplay roadmap slide (2022-08)

Samsung sees OLED microdisplays as the solution of choice for next-generation VR headsets, such as Apple's Vision Pro (that uses 1.4" 4K OLED microdisplays made by Sony), while microLEDs will power the more demanding AR applications.

Read the full story Posted: Dec 24,2023

How seamless are microLED tiled TV displays?

Samsung, Sony, LG and others are producing commercial microLED panels, mostly for ultra-premium, signage and commercial applications. The ultra-large size displays are made from small microLED modules, seamlessly tiled together.

MicroLED technology makes it possible to connect two tiles in a way that retains exactly the same pixel pitch even at the tile connection (this is something that is challenging to do with OLED or LCD displays). When the displays are active, it is indeed very difficult to spot the seam. When the display is completely black however, this is not the case.

Read the full story Posted: Nov 13,2023

Lucid Motors installs a 255-inch Samsung The Wall microLED display to assist its design process

Samsung Electronics announced that it has installed a 255-inch microLED The Wall display at Lucid Motors' design studio, to enhance the collaborative design process for their future electric vehicle models.

Lucid's design managers explains that the microLED displays enables the to visualize the future of its vehicles in high resolution at all stages of development. The extremely large displays enables designers to view cars in a 1:1 true-to-life scale, with true-life color reproduction to create a realistic rendering of a new car design.  

Read the full story Posted: Sep 30,2023

Syracuse University installs five Samsung The Wall microLED displays to wow prospective students

The school of public communications at Syracuse University has installed five Samsung The Wall microLED signage screens, to provide a "vibrant visual canvas for showcasing student accomplishments and the university’s learning environment", and to help prospective students envision their future at Syracuse University.

The displays were installed at the school's Dedication Hall, which is in the Newhouse 1 building and is the starting point for Newhouse School tours. We do not know what is the size of each of these displays.

Read the full story Posted: Sep 07,2023

Samsung Display developed a 0.25" Full-HD microLED microdisplay, targeting AR applications

Samsung Display announced that it has developed a 0.25" 1920x1080 (FHD) microLED microdisplay, targeting AR applications. The company did not disclose more information about this new display.

We reported that SDC has started to develop microLED microdisplay technologies in August 2022. According to our information, Samsung targets AR devices with its microLED microdisplay technology, while it targets VR devices with its OLED microdisplays.

Read the full story Posted: Sep 07,2023

Samsung Electronics: we'll continue to develop microLED technologies, this is our strategic focus for the future of premium TVs

Chung Kang-il, vice president and head of Samsung visual display division's future planning group, says that Samsung considers microLED technology to be its strategic premium panel technology for the future, as the technology is an "ultimate display solution. The company will continue and develop microLED technologies for the TV market.

Samsung Electronics 89-inch microLED TV, 2023

Prices of Samsung's microLED TVs are still prohibitively expensive. A couple of months ago Samsung Electronics launched a 89-inch microLED TV in Korea, that costs 130 million Won (around $100,000). Samsung says it is trying to lower the price of its microLED panels, but this ain't easy and takes longer than the company anticipated.

Read the full story Posted: Sep 03,2023

Samsung Electronics launches a 89-inch microLED TV in Korea, with a price tag of $100,000

Samsung Electronics launched a new microLED TV in Korea, a 89-inch TV that costs 130 million Won (around $100,000). This TV was launched a few months ago in China, and it now brings it to South Korea as well. 

Samsung says that this is the first TV in its new MicroLED lineup, which will include 76-, 101-, and 114-inch models. Interestingly, this is only a part of the MicroLED CX lineup that Samsung announced in January 2023.

Read the full story Posted: Jul 26,2023