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ALLOS Semiconductors

Allos Semiconductors logoALLOS Semiconductors is an IP licensing and technology company that focuses on GaN-on-Si technology.

For the micro-LED market, ALLOS offers a turn-key technology transfer to establish a super-uniform CMOS-compatible large (200 mm) epiwafer process at customers within only 12 weeks.


In November 2017 ALLOS and Veeco demonstrated 200mm GaN-on-Si wafers for micro-LED production. In 2020 ALLOS sold its high-power electronics and RF business to AZUR SPACE to focus its business on the microLED display market. In November 2022 we posted a spotlight article on ALLOS Semiconductors.


Amorphyx logoUS-based Amorphyx develops amorphous-metals based display backplanes, which can be used to drive displays using quantum-tunneling. The company says that such backplanes will enable extremely fast conductivity and thus "unlimited" refresh rates.

Amorphyx's AMNR-based backplane are compatible with LCDs, OLEDs, microLED and e-paper displays.


CEA-Leti logoCEA-Leti is a non-profit research institute based in Grenoble, France. CEA-Leti is one of the world's largest microelectronics and nanotechnology organizations.

Leti develops micro LED displays, with a focus on high-performance microdisplays. Leti has implemented this LED technology to manufacture high-brightness μLED arrays hybridized on silicon circuits. CEA-Leti also developed microLED communication technology.


In 2017 Leti demonstrated the world's first 10-um GaN Microdisplay and in 2019 Leti researchers developed a new CMOS-based process to produce high performance Micro-LED displays. In 2011, Aledia was established as a spin-off from CEA-Leti to develop and commercialize its 3D Nanowire microLED display technology.

Comptek Solutions

Comptek Solutions logoFounded in 2017 as a spin-off from the university of Turku, Finland, Comptek Solutions develops quantum technology (branded as Kontrox) that boosts the performance of devices such as microLEDs and lasers and makes their manufacturing process easier by solving the problem of aggressive oxidation of compound semiconductor materials.

Kontrox results in a high-quality passivation layer with substantially reduced defect densities that help to greatly decrease the surface recombination phenomena which is a predominant mechanism for such small devices.


Comptek says that MicroLED efficiencies increase significantly with Kontrox, the company has demonstrated up to 250% EQE (external quantum efficiency) improvements.

Crystalwise Technology

Crystalwise Technology logoCrystalwise, established in 2000 in Taiwan, produces hard substrates for semiconductor applications. The company mass produces LiTaO3, LiNbO3 substrates for SAW Filter devices and sapphire substrates for blue-white LED epitaxy.

Crsytalwise offers 6-inch polished wafers for Micro-LED growth.


FAMETEC LogoAustria-based FAMETEC, a member of the EBNER Group of companies, produces wafers grown using a McSap (multi net shape c-axis Sapphire boules) process. The company produces high-end 6", 8" and 12" epi-ready sapphire wafers.

FAMETEC produces wafers specifically for microLED growth, and is shipping wafers to a tier-1 Asian microLED developer.

Fraunhofer IAP

Fraunhofer IAP logoThe Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research (IAP) develops bio-based and synthetic polymers, from the laboratory to the industrial scale. Applications are diverse across many markets, such as bio-based packaging, lightweight materials, truck tires and more.

The Fraunhofer IAP is active in the display industry, with its IAP functional polymer systems division looking into a broad range of materials, including light-emitting polymers and quantum dots. The focus lies in solution processing of these materials with a strong focus on printing methods.


Specifically for the MicroLED industry, the institute developed quantum dot materials as light converting materials for microLEDs. The IAP participates in the CoCoMe research project that develops printed QD color filters.


FRONICS logoFRONICS (Flexible electRONICS) was established in 2016 in Korea as a spin-off from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) to commercialize smart acoustic sensors and wearable devices.

In February 2018 KAIST announced that FRONICS will also commercialize its new flexible Micro-LED technology.

III-N Technology (3N-Tech)

III-N Technology (or 3N-Tech) was established in 2000 in the US with an aim to develop single-chip power AC-LED devices. The technology can be used to produce micro-LED arrays

III-N Technology's invention evolves from the micro-LED array technology by the same inventors, which was featured on the cover of Compound Semiconductor magazine in November 2000. The micro-LED array consists of several tens of nitride LED devices fabricated on a single semiconductor chip. The emitters can be individually addressed so that the chip acts as a multi-pixel microdisplay.


III-V Lab logoIII-V Lab is a private R&D organisation jointly established by Nokia, Thales and the CEA in France. III-V focuses on III-V semiconductors and has strong competences and established track record in R&D from advanced modeling to transfer to production in the field of III-V SC (GaAs, InP, GaN...).

One of the application areas III-V is developing is LED microdisplays. In May 2017 III-V and LETI demonstrated the world's first WVGA 10-μm pitch GaN microdisplay.


ITRI logoTaiwan's ITRI (Industrial Technology Research Institute) is a national research organization, with a mission of conducting technological research, promoting industrial development, creating economic value and improving social welfare for Taiwan. ITRI, founded in 1973, is the largest applied technology R&D institution in Taiwan.

ITRI has been developing microLED technologies for many years, including microdisplays, a microLED sensor platform, tiled microLED displays, and more. 

Mitsui Mining & Smelting (Mitsui Kinzoku)

Japan-based Mitsui Mining & Smelting (also known as Mitsui Kinzoku) produces functional engineered materials and electronic materials, nonferrous metal smelting, and more.

For the MicroLED Industry, Mitsui Kinzoku developed a sulfide phosphor for color conversion. The material is highly durable and does not contain any hazardous material. As of 2023, the company is sampling the material for microLED developers.

Mojo Vision

Mojo Vision logoUS-based Mojo Vision started out in 2015 to develop a novel AR contact lens solution. The company raised over $200 million to date (from HP, LG, Google, Dolby and others) and as part of the contact lens project developed its own microLED technology. In 2019, Mojo Vision announced that it developed a 14,000 sub-pixel PPI monochrome green microLED microdisplay. 

In later years Mojo decided to pivot and focus almost exclusively on its microLED technology, and the company is now aiming supply microLED microdisplays for AR applications. The company developed the world's highest density displays and smallest microLED devices - up to 28,000 PPI using sub-micron LEDs. Mojo Vision’s microLED displays are based on blue LEDs with QD color conversation (the company developed its own QD technology and materials) The company says it is on track to maturing its 300 mm CMOS fab process.


Monocrystal logoMonocrystal, a part of the industrial group of companies Energomera, is a global leading supplier of sapphire products for LED and metallization pastes for solar industries.

For the Micro-LED industry, Monocrystal offers sapphire wafers with ultra-clean surface, required for GaN epitaxy growth. Monocrystal offers 6, 8 and 10-inch wafers.

NanoPattern Technologies

NanoPattern Technologies was founded in 2019 to commercialize quantum dots technologies developed at the University of Chicago. 

The company develops and produces a patented QD ink that enables the patterning of high resolution quantum dot downconverter layers.