With rapid proliferation of high power applications and features in smart electronic devices, the battery life of such devices is often very low. Display components of smart devices consume majority of the power, thus manufacturers and developers are under constant pressure to develop a next generation innovative display technology to increase the battery life of smart electronic devices and appliances.
Micro-LEDs/ m-LED/ µLED is a high-brightness low power display technology which is proving to become competitive over conventional displays. Advanced sensing and visible light communication (VLC) are key applications enabled by micro-LED technology. With increase in proliferation of micro-LED technology, sectors such consumer electronics, automobile, and life sciences will have high impact. Government support/initiatives and the huge market potential for display applications can drive advancements and adoption of micro-LEDs in the long term. Micro-LED technology has the ability to replace conventional small, medium, and large displays in the longer term.
The technology and innovation report discusses key capabilities and applications of micro-LED technology. The applicability of the technology in the short, medium, and long term is analyzed.
Some of the key questions addressed in the report are highlighted below:
- What is the significance of micro-LED technology?
- What are the key applications impacted by the technology?
- What are key factors influencing adoption?
- Who are the major innovators and innovations?
- What is the future prospect of the technology?
- How does patent and funding drive technology development?
- What sort of strategies would OEMs need to embrace to gain entry and sustain competition?
1. Executive Summary
1.1 Research Scope
1.2 Research Methodology
1.3 Research Methodology Explained
1.4 Summary of Key Findings
2. Technology Landscape Assessment
2.1 Significance of Micro-LED Technology
2.2 Benchmarking of Micro-LEDs with Organic LEDs
2.3 Advantages of Micro LED Technology
2.4 Key Triggering Initiatives Related to Developments in Micro-LED Technology
2.5 Micro-LED to Provide a Billion Dollar Opportunity in the Long Term
3. Technology Adoption Factor Analysis - Drivers and Challenges
3.1 Impact Assessment of Key Drivers and Challenges
3.2 Competitive Attributes - Smaller Size, Better View, and Brightness
3.3 Wide Range of Display and Non-Display Applications Drive Technology Advancements
3.4 Merger and Acquisition Opportunities with Tier-1 Companies Driving Advancements
3.5 Government Policies to Promote Wide-Scale Adoption in the Long Term
3.6 Factors Hindering Adoption - Technical Issues, Mass Production, Cost
4. Assessment of Patent and Funding Trends Driving Adoption
4.1 The US is Likely to Become a Leader in the Medium Term
4.2 Inference from In-Depth Patent Analysis Suggests Commercialization of Small Displays in the Short Term
4.3 Private Equity Provides Key Growth Opportunities for New Entrants
4.4 Key Technologies to Watch out for in the Medium Term
5. Supply Chain Assessment and Commercialization Strategies
5.1 Supply Chain - Key Stakeholders
5.2 Supply Chain Integration to Enable Rapid Commercialization of Micro-LEDs
5.3 Strategies to Accelerate Commercialization - Collaboration, Acquisition
5.4 Strategies to Accelerate Commercialization - Prototype Launch
6. Roadmap - Forecast till 2024
6.1 Micro-LED Road-map for Display Applications
6.2 Emerging Applications Roadmap - Forecast till 2022
6.3 What are the Key Impact Sectors of Micro-LED Technology in Consumer Electronics?
7. Strategic Perspectives on Growth Opportunities
7.1 Snapshot of Trends, Opportunities and Unmet Needs
7.2 Strategic Perspectives: What is the Value and Impact of Micro-LED Technology?
7.3 Strategic Directions: What are Some of the Key Commercialization Strategies?
7.4 Strategic Directions: What should Stakeholders Do to Remain Competitive?
7.5 From the Analyst’s Desk: Smartphones will Reap the Benefits in the Medium Term
7.6 From the Analyst’s Desk: Key Companies to Watch Out for in the Medium Term
8. Industry Contacts
8.1 Key Industry Contacts