MicroLED: Samsung, Apple, BOE… the race is on

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“The growth is fueled by the meteoric rise of Chinese companies”, asserts Eric Virey, PhD. Principal Display Market and Technologies Analyst within the Photonics, Sensing & Display division at Yole Développement (Yole). “This mirrors a more general trend in the country as it transitions from a manufacturing to an innovation driven-economy. This also reflects the situation in the display industry where Chinese companies now hold more than 50% of the worldwide display capacity in 2020.”

The microLED industry stays definitively attractive with numerous innovations and business opportunities. In Yole’s MicroLED Display report, analysts estimate that the cumulated effort in microLED to date reaches close to US$4.8 billion, with Apple alone close to $1.8 billion, factoring in both the Luxvue acquisition and internal developments. Excluding this acquisition and the recent deal between Facebook and Plessey, Startup have raised a cumulated US$800 million to date and could add another $100 million in 2020 pending disruption due to the Covd-19 pandemic. In addition, panel makers such as Samsung, LG, AUO or Innolux also significantly increased their efforts…

In this dynamic context, the market research & strategy consulting company Yole releases today the MicroLED IP report, MicroLED Displays – Intellectual Property Status & Landscape 2020, performed in collaboration with Knowmade, a technology intelligence and IP strategy consulting company.

Under this new MicroLED report, Yole’s Display team describes and analyzes the microLED IP landscape with more than 4x more patent families and 3x more players compared to the 2018 edition, respectively +1900 and +200. Analysts identified news players and new technology trends. They also added new technology segments in this new report. This 2020 edition also includes an overview of China IP trends as well as detailed geographic trends by country of filing and company headquarters…

How are patent filings and countries of patent filings evolving? What are the key microLED-related patents? What are the emerging technologies? Which technology nodes are generating the most activities among chip design, transfer, defect management…? Who is part of the microLED IP landscape? What are the key IP collaborations?… Yole’s display team sheds light on the attractive microLED sector and the related IP activities… More info.

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