October 21, 2021

CHICAGO PIXELS

SEMICONDUCTOR RESEARCH CENTER

Over $5bn spent on micro-LED development

As of first-quarter 2021, more than $5bn has already been spent on micro-LED development,” estimates Yole Développement in its report ‘MicroLED Displays – Intellectual Property Landscape and Analysis 2021’. Of this, 26% has been spent in Apple internal R&D, 37% in other companies’ internal R&D and investments, 24% in investments in startups, and 13% in acquisitions. “Activity is strongly dominated by Chinese companies, followed by Korea,” Eric Virey, principal analyst, Technology & Market, Displays. “LG and Samsung made strong showings in 2019 and kept up the pace in 2020 in terms of new applications,” he adds…