Apple

Apple LogoApple, one of the world's largest companies, develops consumer electronics and computer software, and the company also develops a wide range of next generation technologies.

In 2014 Apple acquired LuxVue Technology, a startup company that developed Micro-LED based displays. LuxVuew raised $43 million in funding prior to the Apple purchase. Apple continues to researcn and develop Micro-LED technologies and established a research and production facility in Taoyuan, Taiwan.

CEA-Leti

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.

eLux

eLux logoeLux Inc. was established in 2016 in the USA with an aim to develop a scalable "fluidic" assembly process to create micro-LED devices.

In 2017 Foxconn (through its Subsidiary CyberNet Venture Capital) invested $10 million in eLux.

Epistar

Epistar logoEpistar Corp, based in Taiwan and established in 1996, is one of the world's largest LED producer. The company specializes in high-brightness LED devices for general lighting and consumer electronics.

Glo

Glo logoEstabilshed in 2010 in the USA (with operations in Sweden as well) based on research performed at Lund University, Glo is developing GaN nanowire based micro LEDs for display applications.

Glo says that its Nanowires enable red, green and blue microLEDs with the reliability of an inorganic materials system. Glo is targeting the entire display market, from small-sized wearable displays to TV panels and large-area displays.

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

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 …).

Lumiode

Lumiode logoUS-based Lumiode was established in September 2012 with support from Columbia Technology Ventures.

Lumiode develops micro-LED display technologies, with a focus on head-mounted display applications.

Mikro Mesa

Mikro Mesa is a Taiwan-based startup established in 2014 that is developing Micro-LED technologies.

Mikro Mesa focuses on low-density (50 PPI and lower) large-area (50-inch and above) displays.

mLED

mLED logomLED Ltd was established in 2010 in Scotland as a spin-off from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, with funding led by the Braveheart Investment Group.

mLED is developing micro-LED displays with a focus on wearable devices and heads-up displays (HUDs). mLED develops a production platform based on printing and lithography.

Oculus

Oculus logoOculus, owned by Facebook, develops and markets virtual reality headsets and solutions. Oculus currently uses OLED displays (produced by Samsung Display) in its VR headsets.

PlayNitride

PlayNitride logoTaiwan-based PlayNitride was established in June 2014 to research and develop Nitride related materials and applications. The fabless company is now focusing on GaN based MicroLEDs - it is branding its technology as PixelLED displays.

Sony

Sony logoSony, based in Japan, is one of the leading consumer electronics companies in the world. Sony has been a pioneer in display industries for many years.

Unimicron

Unicmicron LogoTaiwan-based Unimicron manufactures printed circuit boards (PCBs), with a focus on high density interconnection (HDI) boards, flexible PCBs and rigid flex PCBs.

In 2017 Unimicro started developing specific PCBs for Micro-LED displays, with aims to start mass producing such PCBs in 2019.

VueReal

VueReal logoCanada-based VueReal is a startup company that develop Micro-LED based microdisplays. The company's Continuous Pixelation technology offers high density displays, high production yields and a simple design.

In 2017 VueReal demonstrated a 4K micro-LED microdisplay that achieves the world's highest density for an emissive display at 6,000 PPI.

X-Celeprint

X-Celeprint logoIreland-based X-Celeprint, a wholly-owned subsidiary of XTRION N.V. is developing a patented Micro-Transfer-Printing (μTP) technology developed by Professor John Rogers and colleagues at the University of Illinois in U.S..

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