Automotive

PlayNitride is working with customers on automotive microLED displays, expects first concept car demonstrations in 2024

Digitimes reports that PlayNitride is starting to sample microLED panels for 5 or 6 potential automotive customers. The customers are interested in flexible and transparent panels, and they have engaged PlayNitride in custom R&D projects to develop the required displays.

PlayNitride 9.38'''' transparent microLED prototype (Touch Taiwan 2022)

PlayNitride's CEO, Charles Li, noted that the company expects its customers to launch several concept car models in early 2024, equipped with the new microLED displays.

Read the full story Posted: Sep 27,2022

Nanosys/Glo shows a 0.7" 480x272 microLED microdisplay prototype

In 2021, Quantum Dots developer Nanosys acquired 3D Nanowire microLED display developer Glo. At Displayweek 2022, Nanosys showed Glo's latest new microLED microdisplay prototype. You can see a demonstration in the video below.

The display is 0.7-inch in size, with a resolution of 480x270, or 787 PPI. That is very low for a microdisplay. The microLED chip size is 7x7 um, and the brightness is 50,000 nits. The performance is underwhelming - however such a solution could find applications, depending on the price - and Nanosys suggests using it in an automotive HUD solution.

Read the full story Posted: May 24,2022

AU Optronics to unveil new microLED display prototypes

AU Optronics announced that it will showcase new MicroLED display prototypes next week at Touch Taiwan 2022.

Automotive microLED prototypes, AU Optronics (2022-04)

AUO will show a rollable 14.6" microLED display, that offers a 2K resolution (202 PPI) with a 40 mm rolling radius. The company will also show a 17.3" 2000-nits 1280x720 transparent (60% transparency) microLED prototype. In 2021 the company demonstrated a smaller transparent display, which was even brighter at 3,000 nits.

Read the full story Posted: Apr 21,2022

VueReal raises $14.4 million in its Series B funding round

MicroLED developer VueReal announced that it has raised $14.4 million in its latest (series B) funding round, led by Cycle Capital VC and joined by TDK, Vitro, Economic Development Canada and BDC Capital. VueReal says it will use the funds to enhance its production facility, expand the team, and gain new customers.

VueReal says that the new financing round will also enable it to offer a broader range of custom display products, for AR, smartwatches, smartphones, automotive, signage and transparent displays. Last year VueReal demonstrated high-brightness and high-transmittance transparent microLED displays which it is now offering to customers.

Read the full story Posted: Apr 21,2022

PlayNitride plans to go public in 2022, demonstrsates a new 1.58" passive-matrix PMOLED display

According to reports from Taiwan, PlayNitride is planning to IPO in 2022. PlayNitride started to sample micro-LED at the end of 2017, and in 2018 PlayNitride demonstrated its first Micro-LED prototypes. PlayNitride has a pilot production facility at Hsinchu Science Park. In 2020 PlayNitride started constructing a second production line that will start mass producing in H2 2021.

The company is also showcasing new microLED displays at Opto Taiwan 2021, which started today. The most interesting display is a 1.58" 256x256 Passive Matrix display. The company collaborated with Solomon Systech to develop the IC for this display.PlayNitride says that this display could be commercialization in 2022. PlayNitride have demonstrated PM-MicroLED displays before, together with RiTDisplay.

Read the full story Posted: Dec 21,2021

Tianma shows new microLED display prototypes

Tianma Microelectronics held its first "2021 Micro-LED Ecosystem Alliance Conference" in Xiamen, China, during which several producers and researchers gathered to discuss microLED technologies and challenges.

Tianma MicroLED display prototypes (2021-12)

During the conferences, Tianma showed several new microLED prototype display, including some new ones. The first display is a 9.38" 960x480 (222 um pixel pitch) transparent LTPS panel. Tianma's second-gen transparent panel features higher transparency (>70%), larger size and a refined TFT process compared to the company's first-gen transparent microLEDs shown in 2019.

Read the full story Posted: Dec 19,2021

Vuereal starts supplying custom transparent MicroLED displays to customers

VueReal announced that it has received volume orders for its transparent displays from automotive and aerospace customers. The company is producing custom displays at its pilot production line in Canada.

Back in June VueReal demonstrated its first transparent microLED display. The display is between 3 and 4 inches in size, with high brightness (over 3,000 nits) and very high transparency (85%). Vuereal says that its microLED cartridge- and printing- based production process enables the production of custom displays with high yield and high throughput.

Read the full story Posted: Aug 27,2021