HC Semitek Kicks-Off Giant MicroLED Fab Build With Nod to BOE

In a microblog post on Wechat, HC Semitek announced the kick-off ceremony for its MicroLED wafer manufacturing, packaging, and testing project in Jinwan District, Zhuhai, China. The event was attended by several local dignitarires, including Huang Zhihao, deputy secretary of the Zhuhai Municipal Party Committee and mayor, representatives from the municipal government, and officials from various departments and companies involved in the project. This initiative is meant to attract more upstream and downstream enterprises to Zhuhai, injecting momentum into Guangdong&rsqu...
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LG Acquires 14 MicroLED Patents From Taiwanese Company

According to Korea’s The Elec, LG Display purchased 14 MicroLED-related patents from Taiwanese company Ultra Display Technology (UDT) around mass transfer IP developed by the company. Among these patents, 13 were registered, and one was filed in the United States. When combined with the patents registered and filed in Taiwan and China, the total number reaches 38. The acquired patents mainly focus on the transfer process technology of MicroLEDs. Additionally, the acquired patents include MicroLED stacking, touch, and applications in augmented re...
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Researchers Introduce Scalable Roller-Based Method for MicroLED Transfer Printing with Unprecedented Accuracy

The advent of semiconductor MicroLEDs has paved the way for advancements in spatially modulated imaging, optical wireless communications, wearable/implantable optoelectronic displays, and biomedical sensor systems. However, their integration onto non-native substrates has posed a challenge for mass production, hindering their deployment in devices such as televisions, smartphones, tablets, and flexible substrates like smart wristbands. Fortunately, Scientists from the University of Strathclyde in the UK have made significant progress in addressing the challenge of transferring mi...
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JBD launches “Hummingbird” polychrome MicroLED projector, an industry supremacy for consumer AR market

JBD Hummingbird (0.4cc) polychrome MicroLED projector (May 23, 2023, Los Angeles, USA) — JBD (Jade Bird Display) unveiled its "Hummingbird" polychrome MicroLED projector at SID which is already in mass production since May 2023. This revolutionary product incorporates JBD’s cutting-edge MicroLED display panels which just won the SID "2023 Display of the Year" award. The Hummingbird features lightweight, ultra-compact form factor, ultra-high brightness, vivid and saturated colours and best-in-class energy efficien...
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KAIST Team Develops Surface-Lighting MicroLED Patch with Significant Melanogenesis Inhibition Effect​

A KAIST research team led by Ph.d candidate Jae Hee Lee and Professor Keon Jae Lee from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering has developed a surface-lighting microLED patch for UV-induced melanogenesis inhibition.  Melanin is brown or dark pigments existing in the skin, which can be abnormally synthesized by external UV or stress. Since the excessive melanin leads to skin diseases such as spots and freckles, proper treatment is required to return normal skin condition.    Recently, LED-based photo-stimulators have been rele...
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Samsung Display says MicroLED will be used in AR over OLED

Image: TheElec A Samsung Display executive said on Friday that MicroLED displays will likely be used over OLED display panels in augmented reality (AR) devices. Samsung Display group leader Kim Min-woo said at MicroLED Display Workshop industry event in Seoul that this was because high luminance, or brightness, was needed to realize AR. This will require the development of new light-emitting diodes and won’t be possible with OLED. Display panel makers like Samsung Display are developing On Silicon panels that use silicon instead of gl...
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MICLEDI Microdisplays and Kura Technologies Announce Partnership on Custom Micro-LED Display for Ultra High-Performance AR glasses, Scaling with Partners Including GlobalFoundries and TSMC

MICLEDI and Kura's partnership marks the next milestone in delivering the best-performing AR glasses at scale to enable broad adoption   MICLEDI and Kura announce collaboration on advanced microLED displays for Kura AR products.   SAN FRANCISCO and LEUVEN, Belgium, Oct. 05, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MICLEDI Microdisplays, a number one developer of microLED shows for augmented actuality (AR) glasses, and Kura Technologies, a world main innovator in AR headsets right now introduced a coll...
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MicroLED Devices with Integrated Micro-lenses

MICLEDI Introduces New Family of MicroLED Devices with Integrated Micro-lenses LEUVEN, Belgium, Aug. 9, 2022 – MICLEDI Microdisplays, a leading developer of microLED displays for Augmented Reality (AR) glasses, announced today the industry’s first microLED devices with integrated micro-lenses for pixel level beam shaping, manufactured in the company’s proprietary 300mm manufacturing flow. The new family of microLED devices enables multiple benefits for waveguide-based AR glasses, including: Improved power efficien...
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Building and testing helpful AR experiences

  Augmented reality (AR) is opening up new ways to interact with the world around us. It can help us quickly and easily access the information we need — like understanding another language or knowing how best to get from point A to point B. For example, we recently shared an early AR prototype we’ve been testing in our labs that puts real-time translation and transcription directly in your line of sight.   However, testing only in a lab environment has its limitations. So starting next month, we plan to test AR prototypes in the real worl...
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JBD announces the development of Native Color Monolithic RGB MicroLED displays

Shanghai, China, July 01, 2022 - Jade Bird Display (Shanghai) Limited (JBD), a leading microLED display manufacturer, has announced the development of its single chip native color monolithic polychrome (RGB) microLED displays, developed for augmented reality (AR) glasses applications. The display has a 5 μm color pixel pitch and a corresponding 2.5 μm monochrome R, G & B sub-pixel pitch. The display size is 0.22” diagonal with a qHD resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. The company is currently mass producing its flagship 0.13” 4 μm&...
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JBD unveils construction of Hefei plant to accelerate the production of MicroLED Displays

Shanghai, China June 6 - Jade Bird Display (Shanghai) Ltd (JBD), announced that part of the main building of the factory being constructed in the comprehensive bonded area of Hefei, China has been preliminarily completed and the whole project will enter the stage of full roof sealing. JBD has a fab in Shanghai and the new factory in Hefei is constructed to expand production capacity. It is reported that the JBD Hefei plant project covers 79 acres, funded with an initial investment of 650 million RMB and a construction cycle of 12 months. The commissioning of thi...
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Vuzix Enters into Agreements to Deliver the World's First Fully Integrated Color MicroLED Microdisplay for AR Glasses

- Exclusive license of key μLED technology, design of a state-of-the-art backplane, with the ultimate goal of acquiring Atomistic ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Vuzix® Corporation (NASDAQ: VUZI), ("Vuzix" or, the "Company"), a leading supplier of Smart Glasses, waveguides and Augmented Reality (AR) technology, today announced it has signed a series of agreements with Atomistic SAS ("Atomistic"), a next generation micro light emitting diode ("μLED") di...
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Porotech announces strategic partnership with IQE

IQE enters into the microLED market Commercialisation of unique microLEDs for production at scale Broad range of applications including wearable devices and smart displays Porotech, a pioneer in microLED and GaN-based semiconductor technology, is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with IQE plc (AIM: IQE, "IQE" or the "Group"), the leading supplier of compound semiconductor wafer products and advanced material solutions to the global semiconductor industry. The focus of the partnership is to develop, scale and commercialis...
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VueReal Announces Oversubscribed 14M Series B Round of Financing

Led by Cycle Capital, round includes strategic investor TDK Ventures, and Vitro Monday, April 18, 2022 - VueReal, a leader in micro printing technology, announced today the closing of a 14.4 million USD oversubscribed Series B round of financing led by Cycle Capital. The funding will enable VueReal to expand its customer base, scale up its team and enhance its current facility. Cycle Capital, an impact investor and leading cleantech venture capital investment platform, is joined by strategic investors TDK, world leader in electronic solutions for the smart soc...
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ams OSRAM outlines path to leadership in optical solutions to drive significant value generation and achieve 20+% adj. EBIT margin target, adding mid-term financial targets, at virtual CMD

ams OSRAM presents its strategy to become the leader in optical solutions and key drivers to create sustained long-term value, confirming its targeted financial objectives after one year of operational control of OSRAM Insights into the business to demonstrate the group’s strong technology portfolio contributing to important megatrends, offering a robust outlook across diverse revenue growth vectors Targeted financial model, geared to the combined business, with underlying value drivers to underpin its strategic goals Adds mid-term financial targets for the ...
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MICLEDI Microdisplays Announces Agreement with GlobalFoundries to Collaborate on MicroLED Displays for AR Glasses

LEUVEN, Belgium, March 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MICLEDI Microdisplays, a leading developer of microLED arrays for augmented reality (AR) glasses, today announced a manufacturing collaboration with GlobalFoundries (GF) to enable AR glasses to achieve the brightness, resolution, power, size, and economies of scale needed to become affordable for consumers. Under the agreement, MICLEDI’s solution will be combined with GF’s 22FDX® feature-rich platform that provides the leadership performance, ultra-low power and broad f...
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Google acquires MicroLED startup Raxium to aid AR headset ambitions

BY siliconANGLE MIKE WHEATLEY Image: Raxium Google LLC has big ambitions in the augmented reality business, if reports that it has just paid $1 billion to acquire a startup called Raxium are to be believed. The Information, which broke the story, said Google’s acquisition of Raxium is a sign that it’s seriously focused on building the components required to make AR devices a reality. “Google has struck a deal to buy Raxium, a five-year-old startup that develops tiny light-emitting diodes for displays used in augmented and mixed ...
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Samsung Requests AUO Develop 12.7-inch TFT for MicroLED

For 2022 model MicroLED TVs Image: Samsung Samsung Electronics had recently sent requests to Samsung Display and AUO to develop a 12.7-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) to apply on its MicroLED TVs, TheElec has learned. Specifically, the South Korean tech giant has requested that the display panel makers develop low-temperature polycrystalline silicon (LTPS) TFT that it plans to apply on its home MicroLED TVs, sources said. These TFTs will be applied to 2022 model MicroLED TVs Samsung will launch next year, they added. TFT...
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TCL Announced Smart Glasses with a Color MicroLED Display

TCL announced a new AR smartglasses product, which it calls the Thunderbird Smart Glasses Pioneer Edition. TCL did not reveal much, but it says the color display is based on microLED technology, with a pixel pitch of 4 um. TCL did not release any estimated shipping dates or a price for this new product, which is likely still at an early stage.   <iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/QMHBD2liMBI" title="Yo...
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Xiaomi unveils Xiaomi Smart Glasses

A Smart Wearable Device Concept Integrating Intelligent Functions into Eyewear Beijing, CHINA, September 14th 2021 – Global technology leader, Xiaomi today announced Xiaomi Smart Glasses – a brand new smart wearable device. Xiaomi Smart Glasses is capable of combining imaging system and sensors into a subtle, ordinary glasses design through MicroLED optical waveguide technology. Weighing a mere 51g, Xiaomi Smart Glasses is able to display messages and notifications, make calls, navigate, capture photos, and translate text right before your eyes. ...
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AR Smartglass Supplier Partnership to deliver the next generation of AR wearables

WaveOptics, the pioneering designers of diffractive waveguides for Augmented Reality (AR) wearables, has announced a strategic supplier relationship with Jade Bird Display (JBD) for MicroLED microdisplays. The Leopard is the latest development kit by WaveOptics which demonstrates to their customers the advanced level of readily deployable and customisable AR technology.   It is the closest form-factor akin to traditional consumer eye wear available from the UK based company which recently was acquired by Snap Inc. Alongside the paten...
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VueReal announces volume shipments of MicroLED displays to its customers in Q4 2021

WATERLOO, ON, Aug. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ - VueReal Inc., a leader in developing key enabling technologies for microLED displays, is pleased to announce volume orders for its transparent displays from automotive and aerospace customers capping off several key milestones in the commercialization of both its custom displays and its microprinting platform technology.   VueReal high transparent, high brightness display (CNW Group/VueReal)   VueReal partners directly with OEMs for custom display designs in order to bring these in...
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Kopin Announces Multiyear Development Agreement With a Leading Japanese Company for Full-Color LED Microdisplays on Silicon

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. - Kopin® Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN), a leading developer and provider of high-resolution AMLCD, LCOS and OLED microdisplays and display subassemblies announced today it has signed a multiyear agreement with a leading Japanese electronics Company that develops and produces advanced consumer products, to develop superbright 2K x 2K full-color Light Emitting Diode (LED) microdisplays on silicon. Under the agreement, Kopin will develop and supply its proprietary backplane silicon wafers and its new partner will dev...
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Samsung’s 110” MICRO LED Picks up Award as the Best Display Product in Inavate’s 2021 Inavation Awards

The ground-breaking 110” MICRO LED picks up its second award following its success in the T3 awards earlier this month London, UK – June 24, 2021 – Samsung Electronics UK Ltd. has today announced that its 110” MICRO LED was awarded the Product of the Year in the 2021 Inavate Inavation Awards’ Display category.     Micro LED technology is the future of television, and Samsung is leading the way in making that future happen by delivering the experience in a traditional TV form, throug...
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Porotech Raises £3m for New Generation of Microdisplays

Unique approach enables brighter, sharper, more vivid displays for smart devices Display manufacturers will be able to create the best microdisplays yet for smartphones, VR/AR headsets and other small devices – with improved resolution and colour response Micro-LED technology will enter widespread production as it will reach the performance level needed for commercial applications Ultimately, Porotech plans to develop smart pixels for unrivalled responsiveness and accuracy for things like AR gestures The funding round was led by Speedinvest, with partic...
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The US NSF Grants $256,000 To Amorphyx To Demonstrate Its Ametft Backplane For OLED And MicroLED Displays

US-based amorphous-metals based display backplane developer Amorphyx was awarded a $256,000 US NSF SBIR phase I grant towards a proof-of-concept demonstration of the company's 211 pixel circuit for AMOLED and microLED applications. Amorphyx Amorphyx AMeTFT structure Amorphyx says that its 211 pixel circuit leverages the unique properties of the AMNR and IGZO AMeTFT device technologies to both improve upon the variable image refresh rate and power consumption improvements of LTPO while dramatically simplifying the pixel circuit's fu...
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TLi Develops ‘MicroLED Driver IC’ That Can Reduce Number of Chips by One-Sixth

TLi has commercialized driver IC (integrated circuit) for MicroLED driver boards. What is special about the company’s driver IC is that it is able to materialize high-quality MicroLED with smaller number of chips compared to other driver ICs. TLi plans to work with companies that manufacture MicroLED displays and start mass-production of the driver IC in the second half. TLi is a fabless company that designs timing controller and LED driver IC that are key semiconductors of a display panel. Based on its experience and knowhow in developing common-an...
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New Planar DirectLight Ultra Series Features Finest MicroLED Pixel Pitches for Unmatched Visual Performance

Premium fine pitch LED video wall displays incorporate latest display technology advancements to deliver always-on high resolution display experiences New Planar DirectLight Ultra Series delivers finest MicroLED pixel pitches with latest in display technology enhancements (Photo: Business Wire) PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Planar, a global leader in visualization technology, today announced the release of the Planar® DirectLight® Ultra™ Series, a premium line of fine pitch LED video wall displays delivering always-on, hig...
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Nanosys Acquires Leading MicroLED Company glō

Completes Nanosys Display Technology Portfolio Enabling Leadership In All Display Technologies and Markets SILICON VALLEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nanosys, the industry pioneer and leading supplier of quantum dot light emitting materials and technology, today announced the acquisition of glō, the leading technology company for microLED displays. The transaction significantly expands Nanosys’ capabilities and technology offerings, accelerating the company’s development and progress toward the widespread adoption of microLED and na...
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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.<iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/FDKcm_CL3pQ" title="YouTube video player" width="560">...</p>
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