The consumer demand for Narrow Pixel Pitch LED displays doesn’t show any signs of stopping anytime soon. By 2022 Narrow Pixel Pitch LED is forecasted to be the dominant video wall display technology with over 50% market share. This upgrade in technology has brought innovation to displays, unlocking previously unattainable performance and benefits.
There has been a revolution in display technology with MicroLED entering the market and offering a new form of direct-view display technology. MicroLED offers all the benefits of OLED and LCD with added advantages.
Like OLED, MicroLED is a self-emissive technology. Each individual pixel is its own light source and can be turned off fully, generating ‘true’ black tones. Unlike OLED, MicroLED doesn’t suffer from permanent burn-in, this is because of the organic compound that is used to make up the pixels.
There are several advantages to MicroLED, including that MicroLED displays are thinner. OLED displays feature cover glass, circular polarizer, transport encapsulation, backplane with OLED, whereas MicroLED displays do not have a polarising or an encapsulation layer. Removing these two layers in manufacturing, not only improves the display by making it thinner but also makes it greener.
MicroLED displays promise a truly colourful future. The colour wavelengths on a MicroLED are narrower than on other displays resulting in higher colour purity.
Samsung was the first to market MicroLED displays with The Wall, a solution that elevates consumer and commercial environments. This super-sized bespoke display is built to the environment’s specifications and displays bold and stunning visuals.
Midwich’s Technology Xposed 2019, saw the first UK showing of Samsung’s The Wall. This display builds on the success of the market-leading IF series, combining innovative LED HDR technology with cutting-edge micro size colour enhancing LED chips for an incredibly true-to-life visual experience.
As with all technology, the main challenge with MicroLED comes with the cost, economies of scale and production yield impact price-performance ratios.
There is no limit to what this technology can achieve, as manufacturing costs become more affordable we can expect to see MicroLED used not only for videowall displays but also televisions, gaming monitors and more.
Apple is already expected to adopt MicroLED technology into its Apple Watch production with a rumoured 6 other MicroLED products in the works.
“The Wall represents a defining moment, as we enter a new era of MicroLED display technologies that are set to completely re-shape the display market as we know it.” - Liam Winter, Head of LED at PSCo
The MicroLED Handbook covers everything you need to know about this technology, covering what is it, its benefits and challenges and everything else.
It also highlights where you can visit and see a MicroLED display because this technology needs to be seen to be believed.