Japan Display Company (JDI) this week announced the development of its first Micro LED module, which will provide a pixel density of 265 PPI and a maximum brightness of 3000 nits as the basis for the next generation of displays and televisions. With a 1.6-inch square design and a resolution of 300 x 300 pixels, the company plans to demonstrate the prototype at the Fintech Japan 2019 show later this week.
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The prototype is known to be based on glo,” one of the pioneers of Micro LED, with the nitride LED chip and JDI’s own LTPS backplane. As part of the Micro-LED display development process, it wants to assemble full-size displays from a single module.
This approach not only helps improve yield (rather than a small few flaws that result in the scrapping of a large panel), but also allows manufacturers to easily change the number of modules to support many different resolutions and aspect ratios.
The good news is that Japan Display has made significant progress in prototype modules. Even so, we are several years away from mass-produced commercial panels.
As a strong candidate for high-end displays and televisions, Micro LED technology is expected to take on a new wave in the next three to four years. Not only do you have the benefits of OLED (far beyond LCD), but it also includes independently controlled LEDs, high contrast, rapid response, and a wide viewing angle.
In addition, Micro LEDs avoid many of the drawbacks of OLEDs, such as bias color shifting and aging. There are many small companies working on Micro LED technology, and when only a few display/TV manufacturers have shown prototypes, the initial commercialization is small.