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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 color reproducibility. Recently, miniLED and microLED have attracted major attention in the displays market and are being implemented in products by consumer electronics giants such as Samsung and Apple.
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190 pages, 42 tables, 85 figures.

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The Global Market for Mini and Micro LEDs 2022-2027

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, miniLED and microLED have attracted major attention in the displays market and are being implemented in products by consumer electronics giants such as Samsung and Apple.  LG has recently announced they will be launching micro LED TVs in 2022. Samsung is adding an 89-inch MicroLED TV to its product line-up and with displays that are bezel-free. The market is projected to explode in the next few years, taking a significant chunk of the displays market and pushing into wearables, transparent display, flexible display, stretchable display for skin-integrated devices,  AR/VR, smartphones automotive lighting such as active headlights, and projector applications.

MiniLED backlights are utilized in large-screen TVs, monitors, automotive and industrial applications. Improvements MiniLED offer over incumbent display technologies include:

  • High brightness
  • High contrast ratio
  • Low power consumption
  • Higher efficiency

MicroLED will start to gain market traction in 2022. MicroLEDs 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.

Mini and Micro LEDs 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 miniLED and microLED products
  • Analysis of markets and applications for miniLED and microLEDs. Markets covered include TVs, AR and VR, smartphones, automotive, wearables and smartwatches, laptops, monitors and tablets, medical displays, flexible, stretchable and foldable displays and transparent displays
  • Current market and forecasts for miniLED and microLEDs, by revenues, units and applications
  • Assessment of competitive landscape
  • Profiles of 72 companies in the miniLED and microLED market.

Companies profiled include Aledia, ALLOS Semiconductors GmbH, AU Optronics Corporation, Foxconn Electronics, Glo, iBeam Materials, Inc., Innolux Corporation, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Japan Display Inc. (JDI), Royole Corporation, Konka Group, LG Display Co., Ltd., MICLEDI Microdisplays, Mikro Mesa Technology Co., Ltd., Nichia Corporation, PlayNitride, Inc., Rohinni LLC, Samsung, San’an Optoelectronics Co., Ltd., Seoul Semiconductor/Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd., Sony, Vuzix Corporation. TCL Electronics, Tianma Microelectronics Co., Ltd., VueReal and more.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 Report Aims and Objectives

2 Executive Summary
2.1 The MiniLED Market
2.2 The MicroLED Market
2.3 The Global Display Market
2.3.1 Display Technologies Assessment
2.4 Motivation for Use of MiniLEDs and MicroLEDs
2.5 MiniLED and MicroLEDs Applications
2.6 Market and Technology Challenges
2.7 Industry Developments 2020-2022
2.8 Ces 2021
2.9 Ces 2022 Displays Innovations
2.10 Market Activity in China
2.11 Global Shipment Forecasts for Mini Leds and MicroLEDs to 2027
2.11.1 MiniLEDs
2.11.1.1 Units
2.11.2 MicroLEDs
2.11.2.1 Units

3 Technology Background
3.1 MiniLED (MLED) Vs MicroLED (µLED)
3.1.1 Display Configurations
3.2 MiniLED Displays
3.2.1 Comparison to Lcd and Oled
3.2.2 Advantages and Disadvantages
3.2.3 Backplane Types
3.2.3.1 Passive Matrix Driving MiniLED
3.2.3.2 Active Matrix Driving MiniLED
3.2.4 Costs
3.2.5 High Dynamic Range MiniLED Displays
3.2.6 Trends in MiniLED Displays
3.2.7 Quantum Dot Films for MiniLED Displays
3.2.8 Perovskite Colour Enhancement Film in MiniLEDs
3.3 MicroLED
3.3.1 Development
3.3.1.1 Sony
3.3.2 Types
3.3.3 Comparison to Lcd and Oled
3.3.4 MicroLED Displays
3.3.5 Advantages
3.3.5.1 Transparency
3.3.5.2 Borderless
3.3.5.3 Flexibility
3.3.6 Costs
3.3.7 Manufacturing
3.3.7.1 Epitaxy and Chip Processing
3.3.7.1.1 Uniformity
3.3.7.2 Assembly Technologies
3.3.7.2.1 Monolithic Fabrication of Microdisplays
3.3.7.2.2 Mass Transfer
3.3.7.2.3 Mass Transfer Processes
3.3.7.2.3.1 Elastomer Stamp Transfer
3.3.7.2.3.2 Roll-To-Roll or Roll-To-Panel Imprinting
3.3.7.2.3.3 Laser-Induced Forward Transfer (Lift)
3.3.7.2.3.4 Electrostatic Transfer
3.3.7.2.3.5 Micro Vacuum-Based Transfer
3.3.7.2.3.6 Adhesive Stamp
3.3.7.2.3.7 Fluidically Self-Assembled Transfer
3.3.7.3 Full-Colour Conversion
3.3.7.3.1 Phosphor Colour Conversion LEDs
3.3.7.3.2 Quantum Dots Colour Conversion

4 Display Backlights
4.1 TVs
4.1.1 The Market in 2021
4.1.2 MiniLED Quantum Dot TV
4.1.3 Products with MiniLED Backlight
4.2 Smartwatches and Wearables
4.3 Smartphones
4.4 Samsung
4.4.1 Wall Display and MicroLED TV
4.4.2 Neo Qled TV Range
4.5 LG
4.5.1 LG Mini Qned Range
4.5.2 Magnit MicroLED TV
4.6 TCL
4.6.1 8 Series and 6 Series

5 Laptops, Monitors and Tablets
5.1 MiniLED
5.2 Apple

6 Flexible, Stretchable and Foldable MicroLED
6.1 Foldable MicroLED Displays
6.2 Product Developers

7 Biotechnology and Medical Displays
7.1 MicroLEDs
7.2 Product Developers

8 Automotive
8.1 MiniLED
8.2 MicroLED
8.2.1 Head-Up Display (HUD)
8.2.2 Headlamps
8.3 Product Developers

9 Virtual (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR)
9.1 MiniLED
9.2 MicroLED
9.2.1 Smart Glasses and Head-Mounted Displays (HMDS)
9.3 Product Developers

10 Transparent Displays
10.1 Applications
10.2 MicroLEDs
10.3 Product Developers

11 Supply Chain
11.1 MiniLEDs
11.2 MicroLEDs

12 Company Profiles

13 References

List of Tables
Table 1. Summary of Display Technologies
Table 2. MiniLED Applications
Table 3. MicroLED Applications
Table 4. Market and Technology Challenges for MiniLED and MicroLED
Table 5. Micro and MicroLED Industry Developments 2020-2022
Table 6. MiniLED and MicroLED Product Announcements at CES 2021
Table 7. Mini/MicroLED Activity in China
Table 8. MicroLED Display Forecast (Thousands of Units) to 2027
Table 9. Comparison Between MiniLED and MicroLED
Table 10. Comparison Between MiniLED Displays and Other Display Types
Table 11. Advantages and Disadvantages of MiniLEDs
Table 12. Comparison of Am and Pm Driving
Table 13. MicroLED Backlight Costs
Table 14. Comparison to Conventional LEDs
Table 15. Types of MicroLED
Table 16. Comparison to Lcd and OLED
Table 17. Schematic Comparison to LCD and OLED
Table 18. Commercially Available MicroLED Products and Specifications
Table 19. MicroLED-Based Display Advantages and Disadvantages
Table 20. Mass Transfer Methods, by Company
Table 21. Comparison of Various Mass Transfer Technologies
Table 22. Comparison of Led TV Technologies
Table 23. MiniLED TV Products
Table 24. Samsung Neo Qled TV Range
Table 25. LG Mini Qned Range
Table 26.TCL Range of MiniLED TVs
Table 27. MiniLED Laptop, Monitor and Tablet Products and Prototypes
Table 28. Flexible, Stretchable and Foldable MiniLED and MicroLED Products
Table 29. Medical Display MiniLED and MicroLED Products
Table 30. Automotive Display & Backlight Architectures
Table 31. Applications of MicroLED in Automotive
Table 32. Automotive Display MiniLED and MicroLED Products
Table 33. Comparison of AR Display Light Engines
Table 34. VR and AR MicroLED Products
Table 35. Applications of MiniLED and MicroLED Transparent Displays
Table 36. Companies Developing MicroLED Transparent Displays
Table 37. MicroLED Supply Chain
Table 38. LG Mini QNEDRange
Table 39. Samsung Neo QLEDTV Range
Table 40. San’An Mini and Micro Led Production Annual Target
Table 41. Npqdtm Vs Traditional Qd Based Micro-LEDs
Table 42. Tcl MiniLED Product Range

List of Figures
Figure 1. the Progress of Display Technology, from Lcd to MicroLED
Figure 2. MiniLEDs Backlights to 2027, by Market (Million Units)
Figure 3. MicroLED Display Forecast (Thousands of Units) to 2027
Figure 4. Display System Configurations
Figure 5. Schematic of LCD with MicroLED Backlight
Figure 6. Schematic for Configuration of Full Colour MicroLED Display
Figure 7. Comparison of AM and PM Driving
Figure 8. Boe Glass-Based Backplane Process
Figure 9. Msi Curved Quantum Dot MiniLED Display
Figure 10. MicroLED Schematic
Figure 11. Pixels Per Inch Roadmap of µ-Led Displays from 2007 to 2019
Figure 12. Comparison of MicroLED with Other Display Technologies
Figure 13. Lextar 10.6 Inch Transparent MicroLED Display
Figure 14. Transition to Borderless Design
Figure 15. Schematics of a Elastomer Stamping, B Electrostatic/Electromagnetic Transfer, C Laser-Assisted Transfer and D Fluid Self-Assembly
Figure 16. Schematics of Roll-Based Mass Transfer
Figure 17. Schematic of Laser-Induced Forward Transfer Technology
Figure 18. Schematic of Fluid Self-Assembly Technology
Figure 19. Schematic of Colour Conversion Technology
Figure 20. Process Flow of a Full-Colour Microdisplay
Figure 21. LG QNED MiniLED Tv
Figure 22. MicroLED Wearable Display Prototype
Figure 23. Aphaea Watch
Figure 24. Samsung Wall Display System
Figure 25. Samsung Neo QLED 8K
Figure 26. Magnit MicroLED Tv
Figure 27. Acer Predator X32 Mini-Led Gaming Monitor
Figure 28. Acer Ei491Crg9 Curved MiniLED Display
Figure 29. 12.9-Inch Ipad Pro
Figure 30. Apple Pro Display XDR
Figure 31. Asus ProArt Pa32Ucx
Figure 32. Lenovo ThinkVision Creator Extreme P27
Figure 33. Creator 17 Gaming Laptop
Figure 34. Samsung Odyssey G9 Neo Gaming Monitor
Figure 35. Au Optonics Flexible MicroLED Display
Figure 36. Schematic of the Talt Technique for Wafer-Level MicroLED Transferring
Figure 37. Foldable 4K C Seed M1
Figure 38. MicroLEDs for Medical Applications
Figure 39. 2023 Cadillac Lyriq Ev Incorporating Mini-Led Display
Figure 40. MicroLED Automotive Display
Figure 41. Issues in Current Commercial Automotive HUD
Figure 42. Rear Lamp Utilizing Flexible MicroLEDs
Figure 43. Vuzix MicroLED Microdisplay Smart Glasses
Figure 44. Different Transparent Displays and Transmittance Limitations
Figure 45. 7.56″ High Transparency & Frameless MicroLED Display
Figure 46. Supply Chain of MiniLED Backlight
Figure 47. Wireled in 12” Silicon Wafer
Figure 48. Typical Gan-On-Si Led Structure
Figure 49. 300 Mm Gan-On-Silicon Epiwafer
Figure 50. MicroLED Chiplet Architecture
Figure 51. 1.39-Inch Full-Circle MicroLED Display
Figure 52. 9.4″ Flexible MicroLED Display
Figure 53. Boe MiniLED Display TV
Figure 54. Boe MiniLED Automotive Display
Figure 55. Image Obtained on a Blue Active-Matrix Wvga (Wide Video Graphics Array) Microdisplay
Figure 56. Fabrication of the 10-µm Pixel Pitch Led Array on Sapphire
Figure 57. a 200-Mm Wafer with Cmos Active Matrices for Gan 873 × 500-Pixel Microdisplay at 10-µm Pitch
Figure 58. Intellipix™ Design for 0.26″ 1080P MicroLED Display
Figure 59. C Seed 165-Inch M1 MicroLED TV
Figure 60. Flexible MicroLED
Figure 61. Jade Bird Display Microdisplays
Figure 62. JBD’s 0.13-Inch Panel
Figure 63. Prototype MicroLED Display
Figure 64. Aphaea MicroLED Watch
Figure 65. Lextar 2021 Micro Led and Mini Led Products
Figure 66. Lsab009 MicroLED Display
Figure 67. Schematic of Micro Nitride Chip Architecture
Figure 68. Nationstar Mini Led Imd Package P0.5Mm
Figure 69. 9.4″ Flexible MicroLED Display
Figure 70. 7.56-Inch Transparent Micro Led Display
Figure 71. 48 X 36 Passive Matrix MicroLED Display
Figure 72. Micro-Led Stretchable Display
Figure 73. the Wall
Figure 74. Samsung Neo Qled 8K
Figure 75. Npqd™ Technology for MicroLEDs
Figure 76. Wicop Technology
Figure 77. B-Series and C-Series Displays
Figure 78. Photo-Polymer Mass Transfer Process
Figure 79. Vuzix ULED Display Engine
Figure 80. TCL MiniLED TV Schematic
Figure 81. the Cinema Wall MicroLED Display
Figure 82. 7.56” Transparent Display
Figure 83. Umini0.9 4K
Figure 84. Vuereal Flipchip MicroLED (30X15 Um2)
Figure 85. Mi TV Master Series