Mini-LEDs

Kulicke and Soffa received new purchase orders for its LUMINEX laser-based mini-LED die-transfer solution

Kulicke and Soffa Industries (K&S) announced that it has received two purchase orders, from two separate customers, for its LUMINEX, a disruptive laser-based mini and micro LED die-transfer solution.

Kulicke & Soffa Luminex system photo

K&S says that its highly flexible system is capable of single die transfer, multi-die transfer and mass transfer, supporting sorting, mixing, re-pitching and placement process steps. The broad flexibility of this system addresses the growing advanced display value chain and supports needs of LED, OSAT, panel and display suppliers.

 

Read the full story Posted: Jun 09,2022

PanelSemi launches a flexible 55-inch miniLED direct-view display

Taiwan-based panel semiconductor provider PanelSemi Corporation launched the world's first flexible active-matrix Mini-LED display at CES.

 PanelSemi Primary flexible AM-miniLED photo

The display, called Primary, is a 55-inch HD resolution (1.2 mm pitch) miniLED direct-emission that is highly flexible, light (1 Kg for the whole display) and thin (1 mm thickness). It can be flexed to a concave, convex, s-curve, cylinder, and rollable shapes and four displays can easily be joined to create a 110-inch display. PanelSemi says that Primary is highly efficiency, and 4 hours of use can be driven by a single 10 K-mAh power bank.

Read the full story Posted: Jan 10,2022

LG details its direct-view miniLED and microLED TV range

In September 2020 LG launched its MAGNIT MicroLED TV range. The company did not give many details about potential prices and size options, until now.

LG DVLED concept microLED TV photo

So LG's MAGNIT TVs now sit within LG's DVLED Home Cinema Displays. DVLEDs are available in sizes ranging from 108-inch HD (2K) resolution to 325-inch 8K settings. The pixel-pitch of LG's TVs is either 0.9 mm, 1.2 mm, 1.5 mm and 2.2 mm. This gives LG's customers a wide range of sizes and resolutions, as can be seen below.

Read the full story Posted: Sep 16,2021

Some Apple users complain of blooming in the latest miniLED displays

Apple's latest iPad Pro tablets use a mini-LED backlit LCD (which Apple refers to as Liquid Retina XDR). While most reviews of the new display are quite positive, some users are complaining of "blooming" - the edges of bright objects on dark backgrounds tend to 'bleed' as the dimming zone is not small enough.

miniLEDs improve over LCD as they introduce thousands of dimming zones, which increases contrast and improves power consumption. The dimming zones, however, are sometimes not small enough, as some users find out, and cannot compete with an emissive technology such as OLED or microLED.

Read the full story Posted: May 26,2021

GE and Current Lighting Solutions to develop PFS/KFS phosphors for microLED applications

GE and Current Lighting Solutions have signed a collaboration agreement on small-size Potassium Fluorosilicate (PFS/KSF) phosphor for MiniLED and MicroLED applications. The two companies have a long-standing relationship in the world of PFS/KSF phosphor, and this new agreement extends their previous agreements.

The two companies will develop advanced versions of KSF Red Narrowband phosphor with material properties required to enable the use of these materials in advanced display technology such as emissive microLEDs. GE has the exclusive rights to license KSF technology for display applications and will work with display companies to license KSF technology into these advanced displays.

Read the full story Posted: May 14,2021

Rohinni designed a parallel-design for its miniLED bondhead equipment to achieve 14X placement speed boost

Micro-LED and mini-LED developer Rohinni announced that the company has developed a new design for its miniLED composite bondhead, which now allows multiple bondheads to run in parallel. Rohinni says it has been able to accelerate its miniLED deposition speed 14X compared to 'competing technologies'.

Rohinni miniLED bondhead deposition photo

With the new system, Rohinni demonstrated >99.999% placement yield and scalability at speeds greater than 100 die per second. said that it developed a new placement technology for mini-LED that doubles the placement speed compared to its previous technology.

Read the full story Posted: May 01,2021

Ennostar to gradually upgrade its Taiwanese LED facilities to microLED production

In 2020 Taiwan's LED developers Epistar and Lextar announced plans to establish a joint holding company, effectively merging the two companies, into Ennostar Incorporation.

During a recent investor conferences, Ennostar's CEO said that Epistar will gradually upgrade its miniLED production line in Taiwan to produce microLED chips. The plan is to reach a yearly capacity of over 400,000 6" microLED wafers. In the long term the company will focus its microLED production in Taiwan, while its Chinese factories will produce miniLEDs.

Read the full story Posted: Mar 20,2021

STAr Technologies introduces a new integrated test system for MicroLED devices

Taiwan-based STAr Technologies launched a new inspection system for MicroLEDs and mini-LEDs devices. the Unicorn-LAIT is an integrated system with parallel test instrument, probe station and probe cards and can meet mass production needs.

STAr Technologies' Unicorn LAIT Micro LED test system photo

STAr says that its new system enables alignment of up to 6-inch wafers and probe cards for automatic probing test. The parallel test instrument will be based on STAr Taurus-LPX with PMU capable of performing 48 to a maximum of 240 LEDs in parallel. Attributed to the efficient system structure, The STAr Unicorn-LAIT is suitable for the LED industry chip maker and optical devices manufacturer.

Read the full story Posted: Mar 20,2021