4 Sep 2023
PlayNitride is a microLED manufacturer founded in 2014 and headquartered in Taiwan. While it started as a company that evaluated the use of nitrides in a wide range of materials and applications, it now specializes in the use of GaN in microLEDs.
The company has been publicly listed at the Taiwan Stock Exchange since 2022 and occupies a position at the Taiwan Innovation Board.
17 Aug 2023
Founded in 2001 after the merger of Acer Display Technology and Unipac Optoelectronic Corporation, AUO Corporation is a company headquartered in Taiwan specializing in optoelectronic product lines. AUO is currently one of the largest technology companies worldwide, with almost 38,000 employees.
AUO specializes in the design, manufacturing, and assembly of display panels such as televisions, monitors, and smartphones used in multiple industries, either consumer or business facing. This company profile, however, will focus on the automotive sector and the product line made available to OEMs and Tier 1 manufacturers.
15 Jul 2021
Micro-LED Displays From 2021 Onward
From mobile phones, TVs, to cars and public screens, displays have become an important component in daily life to convey information. The importance of displays becomes more significant during COVID-19, as the demand to have a display for remote communication is higher. There is an emerging display type— Micro-LED display, which has the potential to become the next-generation mainstream, with its ability to be fabricated from tiny to huge sizes. The challenges and opportunities are discussed in the IDTechEx report "Micro-LED Displays 2021-2031: Technology, Commercialization, Opportunity, Market and Players".
24 Apr 2021
Micro-LED Displays for 2021 Onwards
From mobile phones, TVs, to cars and public screens, displays have become an important component in our daily life to convey information. There is an emerging display type— Micro-LED display, which has the potential to become the next-generation mainstream.
19 Apr 2021
Micro-LED Displays, A Threat to OLED Displays or Not?
Micro-LED, believed by many as the next-generation display technology, has been pursued by players of LED, display, OEM, materials and so on. It is also widely believed by many that Micro-LED displays are the replacement of OLED displays, especially in TV applications.
28 Nov 2020
The Taiwan-based company PlayNitride Inc. was founded in 2014. The company's initial know-how was mainly in LEDs but gradually expands its coverage. The company does not only covers PixeLED® Display Technology based on MicroLED, but also UVolution Solution by UV LED, and PlayBeacon Package by iBeacon. In the µLED display area, PlayNitride integrates µLED epitaxy, chip fabrication and mass transfer, which is advantageous compared to companies who only focuses on mass transfer technologies. When the company was founded, there was about 70 people in the team. The number has expanded to more than 100 in 2019.
28 Nov 2020
AUO showcased the world's highest resolution and full colour LTPS TFT driven 8" Micro-LED display at Display Week 2018.
28 Nov 2020
Apple Inc. (Micro-LED display)
The initial interests in µLED displays from the industry were largely generated by Apple. LuxVue is one of the companies with most complete µLED patents and the company was acquired by Apple in 2014.
31 Jul 2020
MicroLED Displays: Getting Ready for the Future?
MicroLED, believed by many to be the next generation of display technology, has been pursued by players of LED, display, OEM, materials and so on. Differentiated from LCD and OLED, microLED is considered to be the only display technology that has no size limitation. What are the potential applications?
24 Jan 2020
Nanophotonica is a small team of 15 or so R&D persons exclusively focused on QLED devices. They were incorporated around 2009, but work didn't really start until around 2017.
24 Jan 2020
Samsung is a leader in production of QD displays.
6 Jun 2016
Event report: Display Week 2016
This slideshow includes the highlights from Display Week in San Francisco, with a special emphasis on OLED, quantum dots, and Augmented Reality.
7 Oct 2014
Panasonic has invested in inkjet printing manufacturing methods, using polymer OLED from Sumitomo. At CES 2013, they demonstrated a 56" printed TV. The details of the printing process were not disclosed.
1 Oct 2014
Barrier layers for flexible electronics - a $200m market by 2024
OLED displays are the biggest opportunity for flexible encapsulation and for that reason IDTechEx has highlighted the most significant advances in the technology in its recently updated report on the topic "Barrier Layers for Flexible Electronics 2015-2025: Technologies, Markets, Forecasts".
1 Sep 2014
Barrier technology reaching maturity - commercialization status
OLED displays are the biggest opportunity for flexible encapsulation and for that reason, IDTechEx has highlighted the most significant advances in the technology but also discusses the maturity of each of the different encapsulation approaches proposed by different developers. In a series of two articles, IDTechEx analysts discuss the significant advances witnessed in the past year towards commercialization of flexible displays and compares different technologies being developed.
24 Aug 2014
LG Electronics, LG Chem, Innotek
13 Aug 2014
Progress with Printed Electronics
In this article we focus on the current status of the main printed electronics technologies for components in consumer goods and healthcare applications, providing for each one market drivers, case studies and key suppliers, cost structures and challenges.