A new version of our OLED and MicroLED Microdisplay Market report released

Today we published a new edition of our OLED and MicroLED Microdisplays Market Report, with all the latest information. The new edition offers more that a dozen new updates, new companies, new brochures and catalogs, and more. Global multinational companies are working hard to develop and deploy next-generation AR and VR devices, and these devices will all be based on OLED and microLED microdisplay engines.

Reading this report, you'll learn all about:

  • The advantages of OLED and MicroLED microdisplays
  • The microdisplays that are available on the market today
  • Information on all companies involved in this market
  • Future technologies and roadmaps

The report package also provides:

  • A list of all OLED microdisplays on the market
  • A list of all OLED and MicroLED microdisplays makers
  • Microdisplays spreadsheet
  • Over 25 datasheets, presentations
  • Free updates for a year

This microdisplays market report provides a great introduction to OLED and MicroLED microdisplays, and covers everything you need to know about the current status of the market and industry. This is a great guide if you're considering to adopt OLED microdisplays in your product, if you're looking to learn more about next-generation micro-LEDs and if you want to understand this industry better.

Read the full story Posted: Jun 21,2023

More details emerge on the OLEDs used in Apple's Vision Pro VR headset

Apple announced its first VR headset, the Apple Vision Pro, and new details are starting to emerge on the displays adopted by Apple. According to Business Korea, the external display (used to simulate the user's eyes) are OLED displays, produced by LG Display. 

Apple Vision Pro

We do not know the exact display specifications yet. Business Korea says that these displays cost around $30 to make. They also say that the Sony 4K microdisplays cost around $350 each (which makes sense), and so together the OLED displays in Apple's headset cost over $700 - or almost half the total production cost (estimated at around $1,500).

Read the full story Posted: Jun 12,2023

The Fraunhofer FEP showcases its latest OLED microdisplays at Display Week 2023

During Display Week 2023, the institute demonstrated its latest displays, including the world's highest-density OLED microdisplays, reaching a PPI of 10,000 with a pixel size of only 2.5 um.

Fraunhofer's 10,000 PPI display was e a 0.18" 1440x1080 (monochrome) panel, produced on 300 mm wafers, using a 28 nm backplane process. The Fraunhofer also showcases ultra low-power microdisplays, and more technologies.

Read the full story Posted: Jun 03,2023

Kopin increases its potential OLED production capacity via new partner agreements

Kopin Corporation announced that it has executed new partner agreements to increase its OLED production capacity. The company operates its OLED microdisplay business in a fabless model and so it can utilize several OLED deposition and silicon wafer partners.

Kopin says that it entered these new agreements to support several US Department of Defense and NATO-friendly projects. Kopin says that via these new agreements, it also gained access to a broader set of OLED displays and other advanced technologies - which likely means it actually intends to buy complete displays from other OLED microdisplay makers. 

Read the full story Posted: Jun 01,2023

BOE developed a 1.3" 4K OLED microdisplay, hopes to supply it to Apple's future VR HMDs

During DisplayWeek 2023, BOE demonstrated a new OLED microdisplay. The panel is 1.3" in size, and it offers a 3552x3840 resolution (4031 PPI), a refresh rate of 90Hz, and a color gamut of 90% DCI-P3.

This is BOE's largest and highest-resolution OLED microdisplay to date. BOE's current OLED microdisplays, already in production, include a 0.39", 0.49" and 0.71" FHD panels (all of which are available on the OLED marketplace, by the way).

Read the full story Posted: May 30,2023

Samsung Display to acquire OLED microdisplay developer eMagin for $218 million

Samsung Display is acquiring US-based OLED microdisplay developer eMagin, for $218 million in cash. The purchase price represents a premium of approximately 10% to eMagin’s closing stock price n May 16, 2023.

eMagin WUXGA dPd OLED microdisplay prototype photo

In 2022, Samsung Display confirmed it is developing OLED microdisplays, and the company admitted it is still at an early stage of development. Samsung's plan is to start mass production by 2024 or 2025. In October 2022  we reported that SDC is interesting in eMagin's technology and indeed now this news confirms the fact. It seems as if SDC's first generation panels will use a color-filter design, but Samsung's main interest in eMagin is likely its direct-emission technology, or dPd, which will likely be adopted in later generation panels.

Read the full story Posted: May 17,2023

BOE starts shipping a 0.49" FHD OLED Microdisplay, we offer it at the OLED Marketplace

BOE has started producing a new OLED microdisplay - a 0.49" Full-HD panel that offers a relatively low brightness (up to 700 nits). This new panel joins other microdisplays by BOE, including 0.39" and 0.71" ones, all with the same FHD resolution.

This new OLED microdisplay is listed at the OLED Marketplace, and we have access to this display. Contact us if you are interested in this display. We also list BOE's 0.39" FHD panel, and BOE's 0.71" one.

Read the full story Posted: May 16,2023

The Fraunhofer FEP developed the world's highest density OLED microdisplay, reaching 10,000 PPI

The Fraunhofer FEP research institute announced that it has developed the world's highest-density OLED microdisplays, reaching a PPI of 10,000 with a pixel size of only 2.5 um. The Fraunhofer will demonstrate a 0.18" 1440x1080 (monochrome) OLED microdisplay next week at Display Week 2023.

The new microdisplays were produced on 300 mm wafers, using a 28 nm backplane process. The Fraunhofer explains that most OLED microdisplays to date are produced on 200 mm wafers, using CMOS processes ranging from 90-250 nm. The institutes new technologies enables the the performance increase in OLED display processing. 

Read the full story Posted: May 16,2023

eMagin reported revenues of $6.6 million for Q1 2023

OLED microdisplay maker eMagin reported its financial results for Q1 2023, with revenues of $6.6 million (a decrease of 11% from last year). Net loss for the quarter was $2.6 million, down from an income of $0.1 million in Q1 2022. At the end of the quarter, eMagin had cash and equivalents of $3.8 million. 

eMagin XGA096 OLED-XL photo

eMagin says that the decrease in revenues is mostly attributed to late deliveries resulting from unexpected production downtime at one of the company's legacy tools and the timing of military orders. The company's total sales backlog remained at $16.0 million, comparable to the end of Q4 2022.

Read the full story Posted: May 13,2023