The MicroLED Transfer Process Market Report

MicroLED-Info is proud to announce a new market report, focused on the MicroLED Transfer Process. This market report provides a comprehensive look at the transfer (pick-and-place) process used to produce microLED panels.

Reading this report, you'll learn all about:

  • All known microLED transfer processes
  • The current industry and market status
  • Advantages and disadvantages of transfer technologies
  • Future technologies and roadmaps

A macro photo of the Nintendo Switch OLED shows it is not a Pentile display

A few days ago Nintendo started shipping its anticipated Switch OLED gaming console, with its 7-inch 1280x720 OLED display. The console costs $349.99, and initial reviews find the display to be an excellent improvement over the LCD used in the previous model.

Nintendo Switch OLED macro photo

This is an interesting sub-pixel structure, quite similar to the one used by the Apple Watch - and also to Samsung's S-Stripe displays (for example the one used in the Galaxy Note II). This is not Samsung's standard architecture for mobile devices, the Pentile display (or Diamond Pixel structure).

The worldwide component shortage is affecting the OLED industry

In recent months, the world is suffering from a serious semiconductor component shortage, due to several reasons that all seemed to have join forces - increased demand for IT products due to the pandemic, extreme weather conditions in the US and Asia, the US-China trade war, employee shortages, and the power grid problems that China is facing.

Olum Material unit cell FMM photo

This semiconductor supply and demand crisis is affecting the global OLED industry. Some display makers cannot ship their displays - not because of OLED production problems, but because they cannot get enough driver ICs.

LGD's OLED TV panels recognized as the world's best gaming TV panels

LG Display announced that its OLED TV displays has received two global gaming certifications. First up is a "Qualified Superior Gaming Performance" certification from British certification company Intertek, and the second is the "High Gaming Performance Gold certification" from German inspection service TÜV Rheinland. LG Display says it is the first display company to receive these two certificates together.

LG Display OLED TV - gaminc certifications (2021-10)

According to Intertek’s test results, the LG's OLED TV panels are the fastest display available today with a fast response time of less than 0.1 ms (0.0001 seconds) based on GTG (Gray to Gray) measurement method. In addition, OLED is found to be inverse ghosting free – an issue commonly seen on LCD displays where previous image frames linger because they are simply too fast for the LCD displays to handle.

DSCC sees the OLED market reaching $60 billion in 2026, fueled by increased laptop, monitor and tablet display shipments

DSCC released its later OLED market forecasts, which now includes 2026. DSCC sees the rate of OLED market growth decelerating, with revenues reaching just over $60 billion in 2026.

AMOLED panel revenues, 2021-2026 (DSCC)

Most of the growth in the next 5 yeas, according to DSCC, will come from new IT applications: OLED displays for monitors, laptops and tablets.

LGD is developing a tandem-stack 12.9" LTPO AMOLED display for Apple's 2024 iPads

A few days ago we posted that Apple has reportedly decided to delay its iPad OLED launch to 2023, and the company canceled its current joint development project with Samsung Display, as SDC could not develop what Apple wanted - a tandem stack structure, which would have improved the lifetime and performance of the AMOLED display.

According to a new report from Korea, LG Display is also developing a tablet display for Apple - a 12.9" AMOLED panel. LG's iPad display will be ready for mass production by 2023-2024, and it will use a tandem (2 stacks) architecture on an LTPO backplane. As SDC's project is canceled, it is likely that LG's 12.9" will be the first OLED adopted by Apple's tablets.

New OLED gadget: TicWatch Pro X

The TicWatch Pro X is a Google Wear smartwatch that features dual displays - there is a 1.39" 454×454 AMOLED display (likely produced by BOE), and on top of that there is a transparent FSTN LCD display. The watch uses the LCD (which can last up to 45 days) to conserve power over the AMOLED display (which lasts for up to 4 days).

TicWatch Pro X photo

Other features include a Qualcomm Snapdragon SD4100 , 1GB of RAM, 8 GB of storage and several sensors.

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