Quarterly MiniLED Backlight Technology, Cost and Shipment Report

Report Summary

MiniLED backlights in LCDs can potentially offer numerous advantages over other flat panel display technologies, most notably in high brightness, high contrast ratio, lower power consumption than WOLED TV and higher efficiency. The superior performance makes MiniLED backlights attractive for use in a variety of applications, ranging from large TVs to IT applications. Automotive and industrial applications are also advantageously addressed by MiniLED backlight technologies due to their higher brightness and higher contrast ratio.


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MiniLED backlights in LCDs can potentially offer numerous advantages over other flat panel display technologies, most notably in high brightness, high contrast ratio, lower power consumption than WOLED TV and higher efficiency. The superior performance makes MiniLED backlights attractive for use in a variety of applications, ranging from large TVs to IT applications. Automotive and industrial applications are also advantageously addressed by MiniLED backlight technologies due to their higher brightness and higher contrast ratio.

With this report, DSCC provides a comprehensive analysis on:

· MiniLED backlights and forecasts

· LED supply/demand analysis and forecast

· MiniLED shipments on all applications

· Technology (equipment components, etc.) and roadmap

The adoption of MiniLED technology will gain significant momentum in 2021 as Samsung and Chinese brands launch LCD TVs with MiniLED backlights. Samsung is said to be targeting sales of 2M units. Entry-level MiniLED backlights LCD TVs with POB will have a cost advantage over OLED TVs and will be able to penetrate into the QDEF (QD LCD) market, while still being more expensive than conventional LCD TVs.

Specification on MiniLED backlights is quite diversified & chaotic (#LEDs, dimming zones, OD) at the initial stage. But it seems that spec is getting converged. Having affordable costs with reasonable performance becomes the main consideration on design.

The new report is available now and will be invaluable to companies targeting the MiniLED backlight industry and all the companies in the supply chain, such as LED suppliers, packaging suppliers, panel makers, equipment manufacturers, assembly houses and OEMs.


Table of Contents

Executive Summary

  • Highlights
  • Summary of LED Supply/Demand
  • Summary of MiniLED Backlight Market by Applications
  • Summary of MiniLED Backlight Materials
  • Summary of MiniLED Backlight Shipments and Revenues
  • Summary of MiniLED Supply Chain

LED Supply/Demand Analysis & Forecast

  • Comparison of Conventional & MiniLED Backlight
  • LED Supply/Demand Analysis & Forecast for All Application
  • LED Supply/Demand Analysis & Forecast in MiniLED Application

MiniLED Backlight Advantages

  • Definition of MiniLED & Advantage of MiniLED Backlight
  • Structure of Backlight
  • LCD TV Thickness Trend
  • IT/TV Product Specification
  • Advantages of MiniLED Backlight
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • MiniLED Specification Configurations

MiniLED Market Outlook

  • IT Products with MiniLED Backlight
  • IT Products Roadmap with MiniLED Backlight - Apple
  • TV Products with MiniLED Backlight
  • TV Products with MiniLED Backlight - Korea
  • TV Products with MiniLED Backlight - China

MiniLED Backlight Technologies

  • LED
    • MiniLED Type
    • OD (Optical Distance)
    • OD Solution by Application and LED Type
    • Comparison : POB Type LED vs. COB Type LED
    • LED Chip Size and OD Roadmap
    • Nichia/HC Semi/SMTC/Refond/ATO LED Roadmap

Backplane

  • Backplane Type
  • Passive Matrix (PM) Backplane – PCB, Flexible PCB
  • Active Matrix (AM) Backplane – TFT Glass, HDI PCB
  • Backplane Challenges
  • Combinations of LED Type, Transfer and Backplane
  • Inorganic Circuit Board (Glass-like)

LED Driver and DOB (Driver on Board)

  • Conventional LED Driver IC without Scan
  • LED Driver IC with Scan (Multiplexing)
  • Status of LED Driver IC
  • Trend for LED Driver IC
  • Comparison of Central & Discrete IC
  • Driver IC Roadmap

Dimming Control

  • Local Dimming Algorithm
  • Backlight: Local Dimming Solutions
  • Halo Effect
  • Dimming-LED Caused Flicker

Optical Design

  • Optical Film Solution
  • What Optical Films can Do
  • Optical Film Stack on MiniLED BLU

QD Film

  • What are QDs (Quantum Dots) ?
  • Current Performance of QDs (In Solution)
  • QDEF (QD Enhancement Film) and Display
  • QD Film Makers Roadmap – NajingTech , BASF
  • Next Steps for QD Film

Key Equipment

  • Manufacturing Equipment – PIXALUX –
  • Manufacturing Equipment – ASM –
  • Die Bonder Equipment Comparison
  • ASM Solution for MiniLED Process
  • MiniLED Soldering
  • Test and Repair
  • Auto Inline Repair – Freesense and ELP
  • Next Steps for MiniLED Equipment

MiniLED Backlight Cost Structure and Cost Trend

  • Methodology and Assumptions
  • TV
    • 55”(4K)
    • 65”(8K) & 65”(4K)
    • 75”(8K) & 75”(4K)
    • 85”(8K) & 85”(4K)
  • Monitor/AIO
    • 27”(4K)
    • 32”(4K)
  • Notebook PC & Tablet
    • 12.9”(3K)
    • 16.2”(3K)
  • Trends for Cost Reduction

MiniLED LCD Shipment

  • MiniLED LCD Shipment & Forecast
  • TV
  • Monitor/AIO
  • Notebook PC
  • Tablet

MiniLED LCD Revenue

  • TV
  • Monitor/AIO
  • Notebook PC
  • Tablet

MiniLED Backlight Revenue

  • TV
  • Monitor/AIO
  • Notebook PC
  • Tablet

MiniLED vs. Other Display Technology

  • Comparison (TV)
  • Dual Cell LCD
  • White OLED
  • MiniLED vs. OLED Performance
  • Flexible/Foldable OLED
  • MicroLED
  • QDCC with LCD
  • QD-OLED (Samsung)
  • QNED (Quantum Nano Emitting Diode)
  • EL-QD (Electroluminescent QD)
  • How Does MiniLED Backlight Stack Up?
  • MiniLED (MicroLED) vs OLED

LCD Suppliers Roadmap

  • AUO
  • Innolux
  • BOE
  • China Star
  • Tianma

MiniLED Backlight Market Forecast vs. Total Market

  • MiniLED vs. OLED Forecast by Application
  • MiniLED Penetration on TV
  • MiniLED Penetration on Monitor/AIO
  • MiniLED Penetration on Notebook PC
  • MiniLED Penetration on Tablet

MiniLED Backlight Supply Chain

  • POB Supply Chain of MiniLED Backlight
  • COB Supply Chain of MiniLED Backlight
  • POB MiniLED Backlight: Samsung VD (TV)
  • COB MiniLED Backlight: Samsung VD (TV)
  • POB/COB MiniLED Backlight: LGE (TV)
  • POB MiniLED Backlight: TCL (TV)
  • COB MiniLED Backlight: TCL (TV)
  • COB MiniLED Backlight: Sharp (TV)
  • POB/COB MiniLED Backlight: Xiaomi (TV)
  • COB MiniLED Backlight: Apple (iPad & MacBook)
  • COB MiniLED Backlight: AUO (IT)
  • COB MiniLED Backlight: Innolux
  • POB MiniLED Backlight: Innolux
  • POB/COB MiniLED backlight: BOE (IT)
  • POB MiniLED backlight: Huawei (TV)
  • POB MiniLED Backlight: Innolux (Automotive)
  • POB MiniLED backlight: AUO (Automotive)
  • Summary of Supply Chain

Appendix - Key suppliers' info

  • LED Chips and Packages
  • LED Drivers
  • PCB/FPC
  • Optical Film (QD Film) COB MiniLED Backlight: Samsung VD (TV)
  • Assembly
    (Die Bonding, SMT and Backlight Assembly)
  • Key Equipment
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