Sanan to Supply Mini LED Chips to Apple? TrendForce: Patent is Still the Key

If Sanan joins the supply chain with lower price to supply its product to Apple’s iPad Pro and MacBook in 2021., the business of Epistar, the Taiwan-based LED supplier who is reportedly the major Mini LED chip supplier of Apple,

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CNET Pick as the Best Smart Light Bulbs: Philips Hue White LED

Philips Hue smart light bulbs have been our top pick for years, and with good reason. The company’s range of products is the broadest in the category, encompassing standard A19 bulbs, flood lights, light strips, fixtures and most recently an

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Apple as Nudge to Epistar and Lextar Merge?

Taiwanese LED chip maker Epistar and Lextar are going to form a new holding company, aiming to intensify its growing momentum in next-gen display technologies Mini LED and Micro LED. LEDinside noticed that Apple, who is reportedly launching Mini LED-based

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OLED Screens of iPhones May Adopt LTPO Backplanes in 2021

Apple has yet to introduce its 5G iPhones for 2020, but its supply chain is already developing OLED screens using LTPO (low temperature polycrystalline oxide) backplane technology for next year’s premium iPhone models, according industry sources. https://www.digitimes.com/news/a20200605PD200.html

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Epistar to Deliver over 680 Billion LED Units for Mini LED Display Applications in 2020

LED chip supplier Epistar said that it is seeing surging demands for Mini LED display and fine-pitch display. With its mature miniaturized LED technology, the company is expecting to ship about 689.2 billion units of LED chip in 2020. Epistar

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Cost Competitiveness of Mini LED Backlight Display May Surpass OLED Options by 2022

Apple has sparked considerable discussions in the market after rumors surfaced that the company’s new 12.9-inch iPad Pro, to be released in 2021, may be equipped with Mini LED backlight technology. According to TrendForce, the manufacturing cost of Mini LED

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Taiwan LED Supply Chain Backs Apple’s Mini LED and Micro LED Developments

Recently it is reported that Apple is planning to invest around US$ 334 million for its new facility in Taiwan to push development in Micro LED and Mini LED display technology with its local partners Epistar and AUO. Many believe

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LED Industry Players Continue to Focus on Mini LED Applications

Display applications adopting Mini LED technology is expected to bloom in 2020 following the rumors of Apple releasing Mini LED based iPad and MacBook this year. Since last year, related players in the industry are pushing production and development of

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Apple, Google and Amazon Are Cooperating to Make Your Home Gadgets Talk to Each Other

Amazon, Google and Apple are all competing for people to buy products that work with their in home-systems and are still trying to build a solution that’s simple for everyone to use. But the competition itself has created a really

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Apple Granted a Patent for In-Vehicle Lighting System

Last week the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published 59 patents of Apple including one patent named “Lighting Systems of Vehicle Seats,” which is believed to be part of Apple’s autonomous vehicle project “Project Titan,” according to the report of

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Apple Reportedly Building a New Facility in Taiwan for Micro LED

Apple is currently constructing a new facility in Taiwan, next to Apple’s Taoyuan plant opened in 2015, reported Taiwan’s Wealth Magazine. According to the report, Apple is building the third plant in Taiwan which is scheduled to be finished in

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Apple Shuns MicroLED for OLED in the New Watch 5 Series

MicroLED technology remains among the most discussed innovations in consumer electronics — a technology that can deliver stunning displays yet one fraught with manufacturing challenges. Apple has been at the forefront of microLED research and many experts in the consumer

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Apple Granted 64 New Patents Including a Mass Transfer System for Micro LED Displays

The patent, titled “Optical Verification System of verifying Micro Device Transfer,” focuses on mass transfer process, which has been one of the most challenging issues that slow down Micro LED commercialization. In the patent, Apple described an optical verification method

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Apple’s Pro Display XDR Highlights Potential of Mini LED

While Apple did not call the backlighting system mini LED technology, the sources indicated that the design of the superbright arrays of LEDs as demonstrated by the Pro Display XDR is regarded as “mini LED-like” technology. The Pro Display XDR

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Apple Wins Patents for Micro LED

Apple reported that the US Patent and Trademark Office have published several new patents for Apple recently including two patents of Micro LED chip transferring and structure and one related to a head-mounted system with a holographic element. The two

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Microsoft Joins Amazon and Apple in $1 Trillion Club

On Thursday 4/25, the company’s stock price opened at $130 per share, bringing its total market cap (the price of all of its shares combined) to over $1 trillion. It’s the third company to achieve this somewhat mind-bending milestone, following Apple,

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Apple in Talks with Potential Suppliers of Sensors for Self-Driving Cars

The moves provide fresh evidence of Apple’s renewed ambitions to enter the autonomous vehicle derby, an effort it calls Project Titan. The talks are focused on next-generation LiDAR, a sensor that provides a three-dimensional look at the road. (LiDAR, which

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Patent Granted to Apple for Automotive Lighting and Warning System

According to the claim of the patent, the vehicle lighting system is comprised with a control circuitry, one or more sensors and a light-based device. The sensor detects the distance in between cars and if it finds the following car

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Apple’s Next iPhones Might All Use OLED Screens

Apple could be giving the OLED market a boost, as word is circulating that the company will use the technology for displays in all its new iPhone models in 2019, a big step up from the current one model. The

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Micro LED vs OLED: Competition Between the Two Display Technologies

The emergence of Micro LED does steal some of the limelight from OLED that has been dominating the television market for the past few years, but can Micro LED really challenge OLED? Almost all the big names we can think

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