2017 SID/DSCC Business Conference Monday, May 22, 2017 LA Convention Center
Dr. Eric Virey Senior Analyst Yole
Abstract: MicroLED Displays: buzz or display revolution? With the increasing success of OLED, and mounting investment and interest in QLED, emissive display technologies have already proven their worth and enabled consumer products with stunning display performance. But µLED technologies have the potential to move the industry multiple steps further.
Since the acquisition of µLED display startup Luxvue by Apple in 2014 and the more recent acquisition of InfiniLED by Facebook-Oculus, inorganic LEDs have generated a tremendous amount of attention in the display industry over the last 3 years.
Compared to existing LCD and OLED displays, µLEDs offer the promise of ultra-high pixel density, dramatically reduced power consumption, improved color gamut, fast refresh rate, wide viewing angle, high contrast, long lifetime and environment stability. Conceptually, µLED displays could serve the needs of and benefit every single application, spanning from wearable and mobile devices to AR/VR, TVs and even large video displays as demonstrated recently by Sony.
So what’s missing? The science is here, but the success of the technology will depend on overcoming a variety of engineering and manufacturing challenge including (but not limited to) the manipulation of the millions of micron-sized individual chips composing a display. This talk will provide a thorough review of µLED technologies and solutions being consider to solve the multiple engineering and manufacturing challenges associated with the technology: epitaxy, testing and binning, die singulation, massively parallel transfer technologies or hybridization, color conversion etc.
Present the key players and the competitive landscape.
Provide a review of the intellectual property landscape.
Review the applicability (cost, performance, manufacturability), market potential and remaining challenges to address to address each major display segment: wearable, mobile phones, laptops, TVs, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, large video displays.
Bio: Dr. Eric Virey serves 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.
Date: May 22-26 Society for Information Display (SID) DisplayWeek Business Track Location: Los Angeles Convention Center.