Taiwan-based INT Tech announced that it has produced new AMOLED microdisplay samples at its $143 million fab in Taizhou in Zhejiang province, China, and the company is still on track for mass production in Q4 2021.
The new 0.7-inch INT Tech uNEEDXR display is a direct-emission display that features a brightness of over 5,000 nits, 3147 PPI and a low power consumption (less than 500mW@5000nits).
In fact INT Tech says that its direct-emission AMOLED display technology consumes around 30% less power compared to current silicon-based microOLEDs that use white OLEDs and color filters (see the chart above for more info).
INT Tech developed a proprietary glass-based high pixel density OLED technology - which enables ultra high-resolution displays on glass TFT backplanes. The company is aiming to produce lower-cost and higher-performance microdisplays for the AR/XR markets.
The company's fab in Taizhou will have an annual capacity of 4.7 million displays (not sure what size, maybe this refers to 0.7" ones). The company is also developing new materials and processes which will allow it to achieve a brightness of over 10,000 nits by the end of the year. The company will also invest a further $1 billion to expand capacity and continue its R&D efforts.
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