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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 05/02/2022


SID/DSCC Business Conference to Highlight MiniLED and MicroLED Technology Advances and Outlook

Austin, TX -

Attendees of the SID/DSCC Business Conference will get the opportunity to learn about the latest developments in MiniLED and MicroLED technologies. A dedicated virtual session on the topic will feature innovative companies who address the challenges in commercialization and manufacturing.

Speakers in this session include:

  • Leo Liu, Director of Taiwan Operations at DSCC
  • Ian Jenks, Chairman and CEO of SmartKem
  • Justin Wendt, CTO of Rohinni
  • Dr. Matthew Meitl, Co-Founder and VP of Displays at X Display (XDC)
  • Dr. Nikhil Balram, SVP and GM Displays at Mojo Vision
  • Dr. Tongtong Zhu, CEO of Porotech

The SID/DSCC Business Conference will consist of both on-site and recorded talks. The in-person sessions will be streamed and recorded on May 9th and will include presentations from other companies in the MicroLED supply chain, such as Nanosys, GlobalFoundries and VueReal.

There are a lot of expectations for MicroLED displays because they can deliver superior brightness, contrast and energy efficiency. Applications for MicroLED range from large TVs to smart contact lenses. However, LCD can also be upgraded with MiniLED backlights. In both types of displays, LED chips need to be transferred at high throughput and driven by a backplane.

Leo Liu will present a summary of DSCC’s Quarterly MiniLED Backlight Technology, Cost and Shipment Report, which forecasts that annual shipments of panels with MiniLED backlights will surpass 40M units by 2026. “Apple’s products will dominate MiniLED shipments in the next few years”, he notes. “The demand for MiniLED notebooks will be the main driving force while TV also has a significant contribution to growth.”

Lowering costs will be critical to achieve this growth. SmartKem has developed an organic TFT platform which can be manufactured with standard process equipment sets. This can be used to make an active matrix to drive LED arrays. To speed up assembly, Rohinni has developed a bondhead that is capable of placing up to 100 chips per second.

X Display commercializes another assembly technology, Micro Transfer Printing, which is particularly well-suited for MicroLED display manufacturing. Dr. Matthew Meitl will explain how mass transfer processes bring other kinds of semiconductors to the backplanes of advanced displays with a cost structure that can intercept the trajectory of mainstream consumer displays and, at the same time, set higher expectations for their picture quality, power efficiency, and integrated function.

MicroLED is also an enabling technology for smart contact lenses. Mojo Vision recently announced its most advanced smart contact lens prototype, which features a tiny MicroLED display with a pixel-pitch of 1.8 μm (14,000 PPI). This presentation will focus on how MicroLED will make the dream of the Metaverse a reality and enable the slim and light form factor needed for “all-day all-use” Augmented Reality glasses.

To achieve higher brightness and efficiency with MicroLED, Porotech has developed an alternative etching process that results in porous semiconducting nitrides. Dr. Tongtong Zhu will present this new class of semiconducting material and its benefits for Augmented Reality displays.

The SID/DSCC Business Conference is part of Display Week 2022, the world's leading event focused on emerging electronic display and visual information technologies from concept to market. Display Week will take place from May 9th to May 13th at the San Jose Convention Center.

The agenda for the conference, including a list of confirmed speakers can be found on the DSCC event website.

About Display Week 2022
The 59th International Display Week Symposium and Seminar, presented by the Society for Information Display (SID), will be held in San Jose, California, May 8-13, 2022. Display Week is the world's leading event focused on emerging electronic display and visual information technologies from concept to market. Display Week attracts attendees from the entire ecosystem of R&D, engineering, design, manufacturing, supply chain, marketing, sales and financial, as well as commercial and consumer end-user markets. It delivers unparalleled learning opportunities, market-moving trends, sourcing, roadmaps-to-market, and connections for career and business growth. For more information on Display Week 2022, visit www.displayweek.org or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @DisplayWeek (hashtag #DisplayWeek2022), or the Display Week YouTube Channel.

About SID
The Society for Information Display (SID) will celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2022. SID is the only professional organization focused on the electronic display and visual information technology industries. In fact, by exclusively focusing on the advancement of electronic display and visual information technologies, SID provides a unique platform for industry collaboration, communication and training in all related technologies while showcasing the industry's best new products. The organization's members are professionals in the technical and business disciplines that relate to display research, design, manufacturing, applications, marketing and sales. To promote industry and academic technology development, while also educating consumers on the importance of displays, SID hosts more than 10 conferences a year, including Display Week, which brings industry and academia all under one roof to showcase technology that will shape the future. SID's global headquarters are located at 1475 S. Bascom Ave., Ste. 114, Campbell, CA 95008. For more information, visit www.sid.org.


About DSCC

Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) was formed by experienced display market analysts from throughout the display supply chain and delivers valuable insights through consulting, syndicated reports and events. The company has offices in the US, China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and the UK. DSCC is on the web at www.displaysupplychain.com and can be reached in the US at info@displaysupplychain.com or (770) 503-6318.