【New Arrival】The Rise of Micro LED Smartwatches: Wearable Chip Revenue to Hit USD 463 Million in 2025

As TrendForce specifies in its latest report “TrendForce 2023 Micro LED Market Trend and Technology Cost Analysis”, although revenue from Micro LED chips installed in wearables (mainly smartwatches) are estimated to be only USD 3 million in 2023, the number will skyrocket to USD 172 million and USD 463 million in 2024 and 2025, respectively, as Apple starts to adopt Micro LED displays for its new watches. The new Apple Watch will likely prompt other brands to develop and promote Micro LED wearables. Micro LED chip market value from weara...
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SID Spotlight: Porotech's World's First Active Matrix Full-Color MicroLED Display Wins "Best New Display Component" Award

Porotech, a global leader in MicroLED and gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductor technology innovation, unveiled the world's first 0.26-inch active matrix full-color Micro LED display at the 2023 SID Display Week event. Through the votes and evaluations of professional attendees and judges, Porotech's display stood out among hundreds of cutting-edge products and was honored with the "Best New Display Component" award. During the SID exhibition, held in Los Angeles from May 24th to 26th, 2023, Porotech showcased its unique DPT® (Dynami...
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Embracing the “Year of Micro LED Mass Production”, ASMPT Unveils New Laser Mass Transfer Equipment

This year, Touch Taiwan 2023 set the tone for the year with its “Micro LED: The Year of Mass Production” exhibition. Micro LED has been facing challenges in mass transfer, bonding, and testing. With the integration of upstream, midstream, and downstream manufacturers and technological advancements, however, commercialization is no longer an empty slogan but an anticipated future. AUO plans to commence mass production of Micro LED watches in November and December this year, making its entry into the commercial market imminent. Chairman Shuang-lang ...
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Breakthrough Applications for Micro LED Create New Technological Possibilities for AUO at Display Week 2023

Transparent, Blended, and Foldable Display Technologies are Penetrating into the Diversified Field Domains and Revolutionizing the Gaming Market AUO Corporation (AUO) has constantly been improving the company’s technological research and development capabilities over the years. As a result, the company has successfully set up a comprehensive Micro LED ecosystem, and Micro LED technology is now ready for widespread commercialization and mass production. AUO is participating in Display Week 2023, a global exhibition for display technologies and companie...
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Society for Information Display Unveils 2023 Display Industry Award Winners

Recipients of 29th Annual Awards recognized for the year's most significant technological advances CAMPBELL, Calif., May 15, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society for Information Display (SID) is pleased to announce the winners of its 29th Annual Display Industry Awards. The 2023 Display Industry Award (DIA) recipients reflect the ever-evolving display and imaging product landscape and represent a wide range of technological advancements with products designed to make devices that are more sustainable, economical, and engaging while providing users with a ...
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PhC PressRelease Nitride Semiconductors

May 10, 2023 Nitride Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Founder, President & CEO Yoshihiko Muramoto ◆Overview We have succeeded to develop the Photonic Crystal (hereinafter referred to as PhC) on which 100 nm size nanofabrication is performed on an ultraviolet LED (hereinafter referred to as UV-LED) with a wavelength of 385nm. We confirmed the light confinement effect of the PhC. ◆ Background A photonic crystal is a structure in which the refractive index changes periodically, and is used to confine light in a small area and enhance the interaction betwe...
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Everything you need to know about Samsung's R3 million Micro LED TV

Samsung 110" Micro LED TV (Supplied) Samsung Electronics recently launched its Micro LED TV, costing between R1.4 million and R3 million. The ultra-premium TV is available in sizes that range from 76” to 126” and offers a state-of-the-art display, life-like colours, and advanced sound quality, says Samsung. Samsung has partnered with Cinema Architects in Kramerville, Sandton, where people can buy the TV. For more stories, visit the Tech and Trends homepage.  Samsung Electronics recently launched its new ultra-premi...
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Ennostar's Six Arrows Shot at Once at Touch Taiwan: An Insight into Next-gen Display Technology

HSINCHU, April 26, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Ennostar Group (Stock Code: 3714) and its subsidiaries (EPISTAR, Lextar, Unikorn, Yenrich and ProLight) together greatly exhibited the latest cutting-edge technology products and research and development technology to demonstrate the comprehensive benefits of group integration at 2023 Touch Taiwan with the theme of "Lead the Way" which focused on topics of Micro LED, Mini LED, automotive, sensing, metaverse and next-generation compound semiconductor. Showing technology re-evolution and planting new e...
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【Touch Taiwan 2023】The Rise of Micro LED

【Touch Taiwan 2023】The Rise of Micro LED Touch Taiwan 2023 was held from April 19 to 21, 2023 at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, where Micro LED applications were extended to automotive displays, AR/VR, watches, and other wearable devices that are thinner, smaller with high brightness and low power consumption. Major exhibitors included Ennostar and its subsidiaries Epistar, Lextar, Unikorn, Yenrich, and Prolight, along with PlayNitride, AUO, Innolux, Kulicke & Soffa, ASMPT, Shin-Etsu Chemical, Coherent, Stroke PAE, Sitan, Macrobl...
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AUO Commercializes Seamless Tiled ALED® Displays, Enhancing Cross-domain Abilities to Create Premium Immersive Home Cinema

<iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/UgfaY3CTgDA" title="YouTube video player" width="560"></iframe>Showcase of Advanced Display Technology Integration and Application Capabilities for Accelerating Entry into Vertical Markets and High-end Audiovisual Opportunities   AUO Corporation (AUO) will showcase its advanced ALED commercial display at the Touch Taiwan 2023 Display Intern...
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Taiwan's top display makers cut production for consumer devices

Weak TV and notebook demand leaves industry nursing a supply glut AUO and Innolux offer the latest pieces of evidence that the display industry has entered a period of capacity consolidation. (File photo by Kensaku Ihara) TAIPEI -- Taiwan's two leading display makers are scaling back domestic capacity for consumer electronics amid an ongoing supply glut spurred by weak demand for TVs and notebooks. Innolux on Wednesday said it is idling the production and employees at its 5.5-generation liquid crystal diode (LCD) display plant in Taiwan, while AUO is ...
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AUO demos microLED displays for laptops, but they're not quite ready

The Taiwanese company is scrambling to move on from LCD tech TechSpot is about to celebrate its 25th anniversary. TechSpot means tech analysis and advice you can trust. In brief: microLED technology has a long way to go before it can compete with Mini LED and OLED, but AUO has more than 600 engineers working to make it cheaper to manufacture. Current prototypes leave a lot to be desired, but the company says it's burning the midnight oil to solve the remaining issues and will gradually shift manufacturing from LCD to microLED over the next few years. ...
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From the 18th April 2023 to the 9th of fifteenth of October 2008, Sven Bauduin, Asus used the NAB Show 2023 broadcasting trade fair, which is currently being held in Las Vegas, to present other products from its Proart products range, which is particularly intended for content creators. The proart cinema PQ07 was the 135-inch micro-LED monitor with a peak brightness of up to 2,000 cd/m.   For example, with the Asus Proart Geforce RTX 4080 and Proart Geforce RTX 4070 Ti, two graphics cards for content creators, Asus developed the NAB Show 2023 ...
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TrendForce’s 2023 Next-Gen Display Seminar Ends Successfully with No Empty Seats

On March 30, 2023, TrendForce held the 2023 TrendForce Next-Generation Display Industry Seminar at JW Marriott Hotel in Shenzhen, China, with its affiliated LEDinside and WitsView. Over a thousand representatives from the display industry gathered at the conference to explore the next-generation display technologies. The conference began with an opening speech by Sara Fan, general manager at TrendForce (Shenzhen), who extended a warm welcome and gratitude to all the attendees, expressing her best wishes for the future development of the next-gen display i...
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AUO leads ecosystem partners toward commercialized Micro LED mass production

At Touch Taiwan 2023, AUO and its ecosystem partners will showcase a variety of modules, systems, and solutions ranging from LED chips, mass transfer technology, and packaging, highlighting its crucial milestone in the commercialization of Micro LED technology. As AUO pioneers mass production of the 1.39-inch Micro LED Smartwatch, it signals the start of end product development and sets sail toward the new blue ocean in smart living. Micro LED displays offer advantages including high brightness, high contrast, wide color gamut, wide viewing angle, and high rel...
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TrendForce: LED Market Value Likely to Hit USD 21.013 Billion in 2027

According to TrendForce’s latest report “Gold+ Member: Global LED Industry Data Base and LED Player Movement Quarterly Update”, soaring raw material costs and high inflation caused by the Russia–Ukraine war and pandemic woes in China have slashed consumer market demand and increased end product inventories. Therefore, TrendForce analyzes that the LED market value shrunk to USD 14.214 billion in 2022 (-19% YoY). Except for the 40% growth rate of the Mini LED backlight market, general lighting, architectural lighting, agricultural l...
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ams OSRAM Stands to Benefit from Apple Adopting Micro LED for Its Products, Says TrendForce

According to TrendForce, Apple is expected to adopt Micro LED for its consumer electronic products in the close future. The Apple Watch will likely be the first among Apple’s products to feature a Micro LED display, and the adoption is anticipated to occur in 2024. Then, during the period from 2026 to 2030, the application scope of Micro LED could expand to encompass AR headset displays, smartphone displays, automotive displays, etc. The Apple Watch as a product line was launched in 2015 and has been in the market for more than eight years. The Apple Wat...
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Shin-Etsu Chemical has developed new process technologies, transfer parts and other equipment for Micro LED displays

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Tokyo; President: Yasuhiko Saitoh) has developed new process technologies that can be applied for the manufacturing of Micro LED displays. The size of a Micro LED chip is not visible to the naked eye, with the length of one side being less than 50 μm (micrometers). For example, in order to manufacture one 4K display that has 4 times the resolution of a conventional high-definition screen, it is necessary to precisely array about 24.90 million chips. In order to implement improveme...
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MICLEDI Microdisplays Highlights Best-in-Class microLEDs for Ultra-Compact Displays at SPIE AR-VR-MR Exhibition

This week at SPIE AR-VR-MR at Photonics West, MICLEDI Microdisplays, a leading technology company in the field of microLED (µLED) displays for high def, ultra-compact displays, will be on hand to demonstrate its portfolio of R, G and B GaN µLEDs. These demonstrations will highlight excellent color performance in blue, green and red across the full range of drive currents for many different types of appliances demanding ultra-compact display modules. At the show, MICLEDI will also display red AlInGaP performance results from initial ...
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AIXTRON launches the new G10-AsP system at Photonic West / AIXTRON’s planetary technology sets the ground for the next generation of high-resolution Micro LED displays and lasers

AIXTRON’s planetary technology sets the ground for the next generation of high-resolution Micro LED displays and lasers AIXTRON SE (FSE: AIXA, ISIN DE000A0WMPJ6) launches the first fully automated AsP platform to the market. The new system G10-AsP addresses the growing demands in the fields of Micro LED and laser devices. As first system in the industry, the G10-AsP enables a robust high-volume production which is linked to very high and complex requirements. “Micro LEDs will revolutionize the world of displays as t...
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Apple Watch Reportedly to Come with Micro LED Starting Next year

On January 11, the foreign media reported that Apple will likely adopt Micro LED panels for highly priced Apple Watches next year, thereby bolstering morale among the long-term depressed panel industry. Taiwanese businesses from the top three Micro LED groups hold that the news will help expand the Micro LED market scale with increased popularity, which is favorable for the entire industry. As Bloomberg reported, Apple is planning to introduce the customized self-developed 2.1" Micro LED panel to its advanced Apple Watch Ultra model in late 2024. The exis...
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【CES 2023】Micro/Mini LED Will Be Dominant Display Trend in 2023

As the world’s biggest tech show, Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was held between January 5 and January 9, 2023 in Las Vegas. TrendForce has summarized several highlights and categorized them into four themes, namely the 1) automotive lighting and display, 2) Micro / Mini LED TVs and video walls, 3) Micro LED AR smart glasses, and 4) Micro LED-backlit TVs and monitors.   Topic One: Automotive Lighting and Display Macroblock showcases driver IC product service for automotive lighting and display.   1. Headlights: Ada...
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Lumus Launches Next Generation 2D 'Z-Lens' Waveguide Architecture: Removing Key Obstacles to Consumer Augmented Reality Glasses

2nd Gen 2D waveguide technology debuting at CES 2023 paves the way for smaller, feature-packed AR glasses with Rx compatibility. Z-Lens retains all of the performance advantages of the original Maximus 2D architecture while shrinking the projector module by more than 50%. Lumus, the pioneering developer of reflective waveguide technology for augmented reality (AR) eyewear, today announced the introduction of its 2nd generation Z-Lens 2D waveguide architecture that builds upon 2D Maximus to enable the development of smaller, lighter AR eyeglasses with high-re...
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Samsung’s Micro LED TV for 2023 comes in sizes ranging from 50-inch to 140-inch

Samsung unveiled its first consumer-grade Micro LED TVs in 2019. Today, at CES 2023, the company unveiled its latest Micro LED TV lineup, which now comes in various sizes ranging from 50 inches to 140 inches. Earlier, the company’s Micro LED TVs started at a size of 89 inches, so the new smaller size is encouraging to see, especially for general consumers. The new 4K Micro LED TVs from Samsung, featuring 4,000 nits peak brightness, a 240Hz refresh rate, and a 2-nanosecond response time, will be available in six sizes: 50-inch, 63-inch, 76-inch, 8...
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ITRI Introduces High Resolution Full-Color Micro LED Display for AR Glasses

ITRI, Taiwan's largest and one of the world's leading high-tech applied research institutions, today introduced the High Resolution Full-Color Micro LED Display for AR Glasses. This innovation assists panel manufacturers and other industry players to upgrade their technology, expand their Micro LED applications, meet market demand and secure business opportunities in next-generation augmented reality (AR) display products for immersive experiences in the metaverse. The High Resolution Full-Color Micro LED Display for AR Glasses won a 202...
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Ennostar and PlayNitride Join Forces to Develop Micro LED, and Value of Market for Display-Related Micro LED Chips Will Reach Around US$542 Million in 2024, Says TrendForce

Nov. 11, 2022 ---- Ennostar’s subsidiary Epistar and PlayNitride’s wholly-owned subsidiary PlayNitride Display have announced that they have teamed up to build a production line for 6-inch Micro LED epi-wafers. Looking at the latest progress in the development of Micro LED, large-sized displays are regarded as the forerunners to the more advanced end products. Even though Micro LED has unresolved technological bottlenecks and cost-related issues, TrendForce is optimistic that this technology will eventually be adopted for the development of different kinds...
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LG Magnet 4K 136-inch Micro LED Display delivers the ultimate home theater experience

LG MAGNIT leverages AI and machine learning to deliver stunning visuals DALLAS, Sept. 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics USA has unveiled the LG MAGNIT 4K 136-inch Micro LED residential display (LSAD Series), offering integrators and end users an extraordinary home cinema, digital art and entertainment experience. Complete with LG's webOS smart TV platform, popular streaming apps, screen sharing and AI-enhanced processing, the new Micro LED Extreme Home Cinema screen is being demonstrated for the first time at the CE...
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Micro LED Forum 2022 – Large Display Technology and Application Development of Micro LED

TrendForce hosted the Micro LED Forum 2022 seminar at the NTUH International Convention Center on September 13th. Large display, among numerous Micro LED display applications, is the most anticipated product for the current stage, which is why experts from the Micro LED industry were invited to respectively interpret the technological development and solutions for large Micro LED displays, including the increase of wavelength uniformity in chips, applicability of laser mass transfer and stamp mass transfer, as well as the selection of active glass backplanes an...
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Samsung Electronics Introduces Next-Generation Micro LED Displays that Redefine Hybrid Interactions to Southeast Asia and Oceania

Digital signage now plays an even more crucial role in transforming experiences for today’s hybrid world of work and play Samsung expands The Wall 2022 lineup with the addition of the IAB and IWB Series, which deliver incredible visuals. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today launched two new series of The Wall – Samsung’s cutting-edge Micro LED displays – in the Southeast Asia and Oceania (SEAO) region at the inaugural Samsung Display Tech Summit 2022. Held in Bangkok, Thailand, the Summit hosted some 230 enterprise...
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Seoul Viosys to Demonstrate the Unparalleled Value of Its Micro-LED at IFA 2022

ANSAN, South Korea – Seoul Viosys (“SVC”) (KOSDAQ: 092190), a manufacturer of optical semiconductor devices, will present micro-LED based on the laminated structure – which enables high-resolution display – as well as its micro-LED display products at the IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin) 2022.    The stacked micro-LED developed by Seoul VioSys has a unique and innovative structure in which three chips representing red, green, and blue (R/G/B) are vertically arrayed instead of the usual horizontal a...
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40V-150V breakdown voltage lineup: ideal for motor drive and industrial power supplies ROHM has developed Nch MOSFETs (40V/60V/80V/100V/150V) RS6xxxxBx / RH6xxxxBx series, 13 part numbers, suitable for applications operating on 24V/36V/48V pow... READ MORE

LUXEON Core, CX, and the new CS CoB board sizes are supported by industry-standard holders and optics San Jose, CA – Though there are many standards in the LED industry, the footprint or board size for CoBs is not one of them. Over the y... READ MORE