MicroLED is a new type of display technology that Samsung first demoed about two years ago at CES 2018 when it unveiled “The Wall”. The main advantage of a microLED display is that each individual pixel is made up of actual light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Other advantages are better viewing angles, brighter displays, and higher contrast.
According to ETNews, Samsung may soon abandon a large-scale investment and start mass production of Micro LED panels. The South Korean manufacturer is said to be evaluating equipment related to Micro LED production. The report also said that the company is negotiating with partners to understand the feasible mass production of the new display technology.
A device manufacturer representative revealed that Samsung Electronics has been testing the performance and quality of key Micro LED devices as it plans to invest in plants and equipment in the first half of next year. In addition, he also said that Samsung does not have a specific production scale for now.
Nevertheless, Samsung will not make a decision until 2020 CES. Perhaps the company will assess demand and competition before making a decision. However, some industry experts believe that the production of TFT (thin-film transistor) has not reached the level required for large-scale production of Micro LED. In all, the possibility of large-scale production of Micro LED next year is very small.