MicroLED Industry Association

SID DisplayWeek 2023 - first microLED impressions

Display Week 2023, the industry's premier event, is now over, and it was a great week. We had dozens of meetings and saw many next-generation display technologies. As we go over all materials, we will upload new stories to detail the displays on show.

During the conference, we also hosted the first annual MicroLED Industry Association meeting, and were happy to see almost 40 people attending the meeting, and staying for several hours - discussing their latest technologies and exchanging information and news.

Here are our key takeaways from this show:

Read the full story Posted: May 28,2023

Aledia, DELO, GE and Smartkem join the MicroLED Industry Association

The MicroLED Industry Association (MIA) welcomes new members GE, Smartkem, DELO and Aledia, joining over 30 existing members (including large corporations, startup companies, research institutes and more). The MIA aims to accelerate the adoption of microLED display technologies, bringing together companies, researchers and organizations active in the MicroLED industry and providing an ideal forum for solving common technology issues, fostering cooperation and sharing relevant information, resources and tools.

The recently joined members commented:

"Aledia joins the MicroLED Industry Association to help promote microLED display technologies and to contribute to solving main roadblocks that slow down the move, including re-thinking displays architectures and concepts".

Read the full story Posted: May 11,2023

The MicroLED Industry Association launches The MicroLED Library

The MicroLED Industry Association (MIA), a cross-industry association created to accelerate the adoption of microLED display technologies and facilitate collaborations between companies in the MicroLED industry, is proud to announce The MicroLED Library.

This new platform is an extensive compilation of MicroLED datasheets, presentations, whitepapers and more. To date, it already curates content from various companies (including GE, Terecircuits, Radiant Vision Systems, CEA-Leti, eLux and more), some of which is available in several languages, and includes the MIA's own whitepapers.

The MicroLED Library is public and free for everyone to use. It will be continuously updated in order to remain a valuable resource for MicroLED information. You can access it here!

Read the full story Posted: May 08,2023

A spotlight on QustomDot: a MicroLED Industry Association member

We're happy to interview QustomDot, as part of our series of interviews with MicroLED Industry Association members. QustomDot is an early stage company that develops quantum dots materials tailored for microLED display applications.

Hello! Can you introduce your company and technology?

Kim De Nolf, QustomDot's co-founder and CEO: QustomDot is a technology startup that specializes in the development of customized quantum dots for down-conversion applications. Quantum dots are semiconductor nanocrystals that exhibit unique optical properties, making them useful in areas such as displays, solar cells, and biomedicine.

Read the full story Posted: May 07,2023

The MicroLED Industry Association's first annual meeting to take place during Displayweek 2023

The MicroLED Industry Association will host its first annual meeting during Displayweek 2023. The annual meeting will take place on the 22nd of May, at 4:00PM, at the Los Angeles convention center.

During the meeting, we will update on past activities and plans for the new year, and give association members an excellent chance to network and connect with fellow microLED industry professionals.

Read the full story Posted: Apr 18,2023

MicroLED Tiled Displays - current status and future roadmaps

The MicroLED Industry Association published today a new white paper, that is focused on Tiled MicroLED TVs. One of the advantages of microLED technology is the ability to create completely seamless tiled displays, offering unique cost and design advantages. Tiled microLED displays are already on the market, but available displays are extremely expensive, targeting the commercial and ultra-premium residential markets.

This whitepaper discusses tiled microLED displays, the current market and industry status, the technologies required to produce such displays, the roadmap ahead – and also a microLED tiled TV chip cost analysis and a discussion on how could such displays compete with premium OLED TV displays.

The white paper is published on the MicroLED Association's website, and is open to the public.

Read the full story Posted: Apr 17,2023

A spotlight on Coherent: a MicroLED Industry Association member

We're happy to interview Coherent, as part of our series of interviews with MicroLED Industry Association members. Coherent is one of the world's leading laser innovators and manufacturers, providing systems and components for the production of OLED and microLED displays.

Q: Can you introduce your company and technology?

Oliver Haupt, Director, Marketing, Display Vertical, Coherent Corp: For over 50 years, we have been providing high-performing, reliable photonics-based solutions that have become the enabling tool in many applications. Today, Coherent Corp. is one of the world’s leading photonics innovators and manufacturers.

Displays are getting larger and more interactive in our homes and cars. State-of-the-art displays are slim, bendable, and high-resolution, with a wide color gamut. Future displays will range in size from tiny ones for AR/VR applications, to more than 100-inch in diagonal for very large wall TVs.

Read the full story Posted: Mar 29,2023

MicroLEDs at Electronic Displays conference: a talk with conference chairman Prof. Karlheinz Blankenbach

The European Electronics Display Conference (edC), which takes place next week at Nuremberg, Germany, is a leading display conference, which takes part as part of the embedded world event. The conference focuses on industrial and automotive displays, and includes two days of keynote speeches and sessions.

MicroLEDs are featured at the conference, as the organizers realize the importance of the next-generation display technology. We had a short talk with the conference charimen Prof. Dr. Karlheinz Blankenbach from Pforzheim University's Display Lab. 

Q: Thanks for taking the time to talk with us, Dr. Karlheinz. Can you tell us a bit about the Electronic Display Europe Conference?

Read the full story Posted: Mar 09,2023

A spotlight on InZiv: a MicroLED Industry Association member

We're happy to interview InZiv, as part of our series of interviews with MicroLED Industry Association members. InZiv develops testing and inspection equipment for display makers focusing mostly on MicroLED displays (but also QLED and OLED).

Q: Can you introduce your company and technology?

InZiv is a leader in display testing and inspection, providing high-resolution testing and inspection equipment to today’s foremost advanced display developers and manufacturers. InZiv’s proprietary nano-optical technology specializes in microLED displays, but also extends to QLED and OLED. With the size of pixels now reaching the single-micron scale, our testing equipment provides comprehensive data and nanometric resolution, empowering display manufacturers to improve their manufacturing processes, lower production costs, and enable greater access to the use of these displays by all consumers. Based in Israel, the company was founded in 2018, and counts a number of the world’s leading display manufacturers among its customers.

Read the full story Posted: Feb 27,2023

MicroLED production yields – webinar reminder

The MicroLED Association is hosting an open webinar in which we will give a talk focused on microLED yields: explaining the problem and its implications, and discussing the various strategies and next-generation technologies by microLED association members that aim to overcome and mitigate the problem.

The webinar will take place on February 21st (Tuesday) at 16:00 CET. You can use the following link to register, at no cost.

Read the full story Posted: Feb 13,2023