Eric Virey SID19 Biz


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.