Eric Virey Senior Market & Technology Analyst Yole Développement Abstract: Status of the microLED Industry
MicroLED displays could potentially match or exceed OLED performance in all critical attributes such as brightness, contrast, color gamut, refresh rate, viewing angle, ruggedness and durability, resolution and pixel density, lifetime, power consumption etc.
Development started in the early 2000’s but microLED got its first public exposure when Sony presented a 55” microLED TV prototype at the 2012 CES. The hype around the technology grew further when Apple acquired microLED startup Luxvue in 2014. Since then, investments and the number of companies involved have skyrocketed. Many large panel makers and small startup are ramping up their effort. So how long will we have to wait until we see the first consumer applications? The science is here, but microLED is an inherently complex technology with cost drivers very different from those of incumbents OLED and LCD.
This presentation will provide an update on the status of the microLED industry, discuss the most recent developments, prototypes as well as remaining technology and supply chain bottlenecks with a focus on often overlooked challenges.
Bio: Dr. Eric Vireyserves as a Senior Market and Technology Analyst at Yole Développement (Yole). Eric is a daily contributor to the development of LED, OLED, and Displays activities at Yole, with a large collection of market and technology reports as well as multiple custom consulting projects. Eric has spoken in more than 30 industry conferences worldwide over the last 5 years. He has been interviewed and quoted by leading media over the world. Previously Eric has held various R&D, engineering, manufacturing and business development positions with Fortune 500 Company Saint-Gobain in France and the United States. Dr. Eric Virey holds a Ph-D in Optoelectronics from the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble.