The Global Market for Mini and Micro LEDs

The Global Market for Mini and Micro LEDs

This report covers the market for Mini LEDs and Micro LEDs. The displays market is constantly advancing, with new technologies allowing for greatly improved brightness, HDR, and colour reproducibility. Recently, mini LED and micro LED have attracted major attention in the displays market and are being implemented in products by consumer electronics giants such as Samsung and Apple. The market is projected to explode in the next few years, taking a significant chunk of the displays market and pushing into wearables, Augmented Reality (AR) and smartphones.

The Mini LED market is expected to grow significantly in 2021 and the Micro LED market is now at early stages of commercialisation. Large electronics companies such as Samsung are producing LCD TVs featuring Mini LED backlights and are anticipating significant demand. Apple is planning to bring a Mini LED backlight iPad Pro to this market this year, and integrating into other product offerings.

Mini LED backlights are utilized in large-screen TVs, monitors, automotive and industrial applications. Improvements Mini LED offer over incumbent display technologies include:
 High brightness.
 High contrast ratio.
 Low power consumption.
 Higher efficiency.

Micro LED will start to gain market traction in 2021, with companies including Sony and AU Optronics Corp. planning to launch new consumer products this year. Micro LEDs are targeted at direct view displays. Improvements they offer include:
 high efficiency
 high brightness-readable under sunshine (>10,000 nits)
 high colour saturation
 ultra-high resolution (>2000 dpi with Si backplane)
 ultra-low power consumption
 flexibility
 quick response rate (on/off switching within nano-seconds).
 long lifetime (>80,000 hours).

These properties make them attractive for application in very large TVs, AR/VR and automotive applications. Other applications include wearable/implantable optoelectronic devices, light communication/light interconnection, medical treatment, spatial imaging etc.

Report contents include:
 Latest technology and supply chain information.
 Industry trends and growth drivers.
 Assessment of technology challenges.
 Industry developments in the past 18 months.
 Current and planned mini LED and micro LED products.
 Analysis of markets and applications for mini LED and micro LEDs. Markets covered include TVs, AR and VR, smartphones, automotive, wearables and smartwatches, laptops, monitors and tablets, medical displays, flexible and foldable displays and transparent displays.
 Current market and forecasts for mini LED and micro LEDs, by revenues, units and applications.
 Cost structures for mini LED and micro LEDs.
 Assessment of competitive landscape.
 Profiles of 56 companies in the mini LED and micro LED market.

    • The MiniLED market
    • The MicroLED market
    • The Global display market
      • Display technologies assessment
        • Table Summary of display technologies.
    • Motivation for use of MiniLEDs and MicroLEDs
    • MiniLED and MicroLEDs applications
      • Table MiniLED applications.
      • Table MicroLED applications.
    • Market and technology challenges
      • Table Market and technology challenges for miniLED and microLED.
    • Industry developments 2020-2021
      • Table Micro and MicroLED industry developments 2020-2021.
    • CES 2021
      • Table MiniLED and microLED product announcements at CES 2021.
    • Market activity in China
      • Table Mini/microLED acivity in China.
    • Global shipment forecasts for Micro and MicroLEDs
      • MiniLEDs
      • MicroLEDs
    • MiniLED (mLED) vs MicroLED (ìLED)
      • Table Comparison between miniLED and microLED.
    • MiniLED
      • Comparison to LCD and OLED
        • Table Comparison between miniLED displays and other display types.
      • Advantages and disadvantages
        • Table Advantages and disadvantages of MiniLEDs.
      • Backplane types
      • Costs
        • Table MicroLED backlight costs.
    • MicroLED
      • Development
        • Table Comparison to conventional LEDs.
      • Types
        • Table Types of microLED.
      • Comparison to LCD and OLED
        • Table Comparison to LCD and OLED.
        • Table Schematic comparison to LCD and OLED.
      • MicroLED displays
        • Table Commercially available microLED products and specifications.
      • Advantages
        • Table microLED-based display advantages and disadvantages.
      • Costs
      • Manufacturing
        • Table Mass transfer methods, by company.
        • Table Comparison of various mass transfer technologies.
    • TVs
      • The market in 2021
        • Table Comparison of LED TV technologies.
      • MiniLED Quantum Dot TV
      • Products with miniLED backlight
        • Table MiniLED TV products.
    • Smartwatches and wearables
    • Smartphones
    • Samsung
      • Wall display and microLED TV
      • Neo QLED TV range
        • Table Samsung Neo QLED TV range.
    • LG
      • LG mini QNED range
        • Table LG mini QNED range
      • MAGNIT MicroLED TV
    • TCL
      • 8 Series and 6 Series
        • Table TCL range of miniLED TVs.
    • MiniLED
      • Table MiniLED laptop, monitor and tablet products and prototypes.
    • Apple
    • Foldable microLED displays
    • Product developers
      • Table Flexible miniLED and MicroLED products.
    • MicroLEDS
    • Product developers
      • Table Medical display miniLED and MicroLED products.
    • Table Automotive display & backlight architectures
    • MiniLED
    • MicroLED
      • Table Applications of microLED in automotive.
      • Head-up display (HUD)
      • Headlamps
    • Product developers
      • Table Automotive display miniLED and MicroLED products.
    • MiniLED
    • MicroLED
      • Table Comparison of AR Display Light Engines.
      • Smart glasses and head-mounted displays (HMDs)
    • Product developers
      • Table VR and AR MicroLED products.
    • Applications
      • Table Applications of miniLED and microLED transparent displays.
    • MicroLEDs
    • Product developers
      • Table Companies developing MicroLED transparent displays.
    • miniLEDs
    • microLEDs
      • Table microLED supply chain.
    • Aledia
    • ALLOS Semiconductors GmbH
    • Apple
    • AU Optronics Corporation
    • BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    • CEA-Leti
    • Compound Photonics US Corporation
    • China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT)
    • C Seed
    • eLux, Inc.
    • Epileds Technologies
    • Ennostar, Inc.
    • Epistar
    • EpiPix Ltd.
    • Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd.
    • Foxconn Electronics
    • Glo
    • HannStar Display Corp.
    • Harvatek Corporation
    • HC SemiTek Corporation
    • HCP Technology HCP Co., Ltd.
    • Hisense Group Corp
    • iBeam Materials, Inc.
    • Innolux Corporation
    • Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)
    • Jade Bird Display
    • Japan Display Inc. (JDI)
    • Konka Group
    • Kopin Corporation
    • Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc.
    • Kyocera Corporation
    • LedMan Optoelectronics Co., Ltd.
    • Leyard OptoElectronic
    • Lextar
    • LG Display Co., Ltd.
      • Table LG mini QNED range
    • Lumens
    • Lumiode, Inc.
    • MICLEDI Microdisplays
    • Micro Nitride Co., Ltd.
    • Mikro Mesa Technology Co., Ltd.
    • Shenzhen MTC
    • Nationstar
    • Nichia Corporation
    • NthDegree
    • PlayNitride, Inc.
    • Plessey Semiconductors Ltd
    • Poro Technologies Ltd (Porotech)
    • RiTdisplay Corporation
    • Rohinni LLC
    • Samsung
      • Table Samsung Neo QLED TV range.
    • San'an Optoelectronics Co., Ltd.
      • Table San'an Mini and Micro LED Production annual target.
    • Saphlux, Inc.
      • Table NPQDTM vs Traditional QD based Micro-LEDs.
    • Seoul Semiconductor/Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd.
    • Sharp Display Technology (SDTC)
    • Shenzhen Aoto Electronics Co., Ltd.
    • Shenzhen SiTan Technology Limited
    • Sony
    • Stratacache
    • Terecircuits Corporation
    • Vuzix Corporation
    • TCL Electronics
      • Table TCL miniLED product range.
    • Tianma Microelectronics Co., Ltd.
    • Unilumin
    • Unity Opto Technology Co., Ltd
    • VerLASE Technologies LLC
    • VueReal
    • Xiamen Changelight Co., Ltd.
    • Xiaomi Corporation
    • X-Display

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