Tianma invests in full process Micro-LED experimental platform
Tianma, a leading global manufacturer of flat panel displays, will be constructing a full-process test line for Micro-LED based products, including the mass transfer process to display module in Xiamen, Fujian, China.
1. Name: Tianma New Display Technology Research Institute
2. Location: Xiamen, Fujian, China
3. Total Investment: 1.1 Billion RMB ($0.16B)
4. Construction Content: Micro-LED experimental platform, focusing on research for the mass transfer related technologies based on TFT substrate, including large-scale inspection, large-scale bonding, large-scale repair, packaging, and module manufacturing processes, etc.
Micro-LED display technology is a pixel array display composed of LED chips below 50 microns and an active drive array, which is the miniaturization and array of traditional LEDs. Compared with the current mainstream display technology, Micro-LED has the advantages of higher brightness, high resolution, high contrast, high reliability, low power consumption, long life, high transparency, etc.
This technology can also support seamless splicing into larger sizes to better achieve full coverage from small screen to very large size displays, showing great potential for various applications. Micro-LED is considered as the next generation display technology in the industry with promising future prospects.
According to market forecasts, the Micro-LED market has huge potential and is expected to achieve rapid growth in the near future. Omdia expects annual global shipments of Micro-LED displays to soar to nearly 15.5 million units by 2028.
Tianma has been deeply engaged in the display field for nearly 40 years. With extensive technical expertise, mature management, and R&D teams, Tianma has been researching Micro-LED display technology for many years, and has accumulated corresponding achievements in technology, intellectual property rights and other aspects in this field. Tianma's Micro-LED products have also won various awards worldwide, such as SID "Best New Display Technology", ICDT"Gold AWARD for Best Innovative Display”, DIC “AWARD for Innovative Display Device”, etc.
7.56" Flexible Micro-LED (The world's leading internal fold radius: R5mm)
5.04" seamless splicing Micro LED (Highest PPI splicing unit worldwide)
7.56" Transparent Micro LED (The world's first Micro-LED display greater than 70% transparency with small pixel pitch)
As a national strategic development industry in China, the new flat panel display industry plays an important role in manufacturing and the electronics industry.
In December 2021, Tianma launched the Micro-LED Ecosystem Alliance to cooperate with clients, scientific research institutes and upstream and downstream industry related manufacturers. This will help to build the connections needed between industry-university-research-application, to accelerate the technological breakthroughs of the complete Micro-LED infrastructure from display foundation, system integration to application. The purpose of this alliance is to enhance technological competitiveness, promote integration of the industry related ecosystem, to finally accelerate the commercialization of Micro-LED technology.
This full process Micro-LED experimental platform investment is set to become the industry's leading research and development for Micro-LED technology innovation, product application development and open platform for the transformation of scientific research achievements. This platform helps Tianma to establish key generic technology and develop independent intellectual property rights, to promote the optimization and upgrading of the new display industry.
As part of Tianma's "2 + 1 + N" strategy, this investment in Micro-LED focuses on next generation technology, which will strengthen Tianma's position as an industry innovator, empowering the company's leading technology research and development capabilities. This initiative also further enhances Tianma's overall competitiveness and leading position in the display field.