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ITRI announces new microLED microdisplay technology for AR applications

Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), is introducing its latest microLED microdisplay technologies, and unveils its latest microdisplay prototype.

The 0.5" display offers full-color images (using blue LEDs and quantum-dots based color conversion), high resolution (over 2,000 PPI) and high brightness (over 20,000 nits). The display offers high power efficiency - ITRI says it consumes less than half the energy of current solutions (likely compared to OLED microdisplays).

Read the full story Posted: Nov 19,2022

ITRI developed new in-cell technology to embed biosensors in microLED display panels

Taiwan's leading research institute, ITRI, developed a new in-cell technology to integrate sensors within microLED display panels.

ITRI says that it is the first in the world to enable a full-screen multi-finger fingerprint sensor. ITRI says that its new technology does not increase the display's thickness and can thus be implemented even in small wearable smartwatch displays.

Read the full story Posted: Oct 07,2021

ITRI demonstrates a 16.7" tiled microLED display produced directly on PCB backplanes

Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) demonstrated a 16.7" microLED display "module" that was produced by directly mass transferring micro-LED chips onto a PCB backplane.

ITRI 16.7-inch microLED display module (CES 2020 photo)

ITRI developed its own mass transfer tech, and uses microLEDs provided by PlayNitride, PCB backplanes provided by Unimicron and drivers and assembly by Macroblock. The 16.7" display is made by tiling 15 modules 6x10 cm each (45,000 LEDs). The microLEDs are

Read the full story Posted: Jan 12,2020

Digitimes: EOSRL achieved a breakthrough in its micro-LED transfer process

In November 2017 we reported that Taiwan's Electronic and Optoelectronic System Research Laboratories (EOSRL, part of ITRI) has launched a project that brings together PlayNitride, LED driver IC designer Macroblock and PCB maker Unimicron with an aim to develop production technologies for high-density Micro-LED displays.

PlayNitride MicroLED array

Digitimes today reports that EOSRL has achieved a breakthrough in its mass transfer technology, and is now able to transfer 10,000 micro-LED chips from an sapphire-based epitaxial wafer onto a substrate within an hour. EOSRL demonstrated the process with PCB, Polyimide and glass substrates. Trial production runs will commence in Q4 2019.

Read the full story Posted: May 24,2019

OIPT to supply several etch and deposition systems to support ITRI's micro-LED R&D program

UK-based plasma etch and deposition processing system maker Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology (OIPT) announced that it has sold several PlasmaPro 100 systems, including both etch and deposition systems, to ITRI for its micro-LED R&D program.

OIPT PlasmaPro 100 photo

Taiwan's ITRI (Industrial Technology Research Institute) is reportedly developing Micro-LED technologies for both small-size (microdisplays) and large-size (130-inch and larger) applications.

Read the full story Posted: Jan 23,2019

ITRI is developing new Micro-LED displays for small-size and large-size applications

Digitimes reports that Taiwan's ITRI institute is developing new micro LED displays for both small-size and large-size application.

ITRI 0.55'' Micro-LED Microdisplay prototype photo

For small-size displays, ITRI is developing a 0.55-inch micro-LED microdisplays (on-silicon). This display is aimed for AR or VR devices. For this display ITRI uses 10-micron LEDs. For larger-sized application, ITRI is focused on displays over 130-inch in size. For such displays ITRI adopts 50-100 micron LEDs on PCB substrates.

Read the full story Posted: Jun 20,2018

Taiwan's ITRI to build a pilot line for micro-LED VR displays by Q3 2018

Earlier this month we reported that Taiwan's Electronic and Optoelectronic System Research Laboratories (EOSRL, part of ITRI) has launched a project that aims to develop Micro-LED displays for large-area signage indoor displays.

LG VR headset prototype (March 2017)

LGD VR prototype, March 2017

According to a new report from Taiwan, EOSRL's new line, which will begin operation in Q3 2018, will be also used to produce small displays for VR applications. EOSRL reveals that the pilot line is already able to handle 2500 (50x50) chips per transfer, and by the time it is ready it will be able to handle 100,000 chips (100x100).

Read the full story Posted: Nov 13,2017

Taiwan's EOSRL aims to start large-area Micro-LED display production by the end of 2018

Digitimes reports that Taiwan's Electronic and Optoelectronic System Research Laboratories (EOSRL, part of ITRI) has launched a project that brings together PlayNitride, LED driver IC designer Macroblock and PCB maker Unimicron. The project aims to develop high-density Micro-LED displays.

PlayNitride MicroLED array

EOSRL plans to demonstrate first large-size signage display prototypes in H1 2018 with trial production to begin by the end of 2018.

Read the full story Posted: Nov 08,2017

Unimicron to start producing PCBs for Micro-LED displays by 2019

Unicmicron LogoTaiwan-based PCB developer Unimicron has started to develop specific PCBs for Micro-LED displays, with aims to start mass producing such PCBs in 2019. According to LEDsInside, Unimicron will start a small batch production in 2018.

Unimicron is collaborating with Epistar's and ITRI's micro-LED display alliance, hoping that this will speed up the commercialization of its technology. LedsInside also reports that other Taiwan-based PCB makers aim to also start developing specific solutions for Micro-LED displays.

Read the full story Posted: Sep 01,2017