Samsung orders Sanan Optoelectronic Mini LED to ensure LCD TV backlight chip supply

- May 18, 2018-

Samsung orders Sanan Optoelectronic Mini LED to ensure LCD TV backlight chip supply

According to industry sources, Samsung Electronics has ordered Mini LED capacity from China LED epitaxial wafers and chip maker Sanan Optoelectronics in Xiamen to ensure that it will supply large-size high-end LCD TV backlight chips in the third quarter of 2018.

According to sources, Samsung has already paid 16.83 million U.S. dollars for this chip supply.

China's LED chip maker Huacan Optoelectronics and Xiamen Ganzhao Optoelectronics have also started the research and development of MicroLED and Mini LED technology, while China's LED packaging service provider Foshan Guoxing Optoelectronics set up MicroLED and Mini LED research in early March 2018. The center will be able to package 0.5-1.0mm Mini LEDs by 2020. In Taiwan, LED epitaxial wafers and chip maker Epistar may start production of Mini LEDs for smartphone backlighting in the third quarter of 2018. Epistar plans to start production of Min LEDs for backlighting of LCD TVs and game displays by the end of 2018, while also producing Mini LED fine pixel pitch displays.

Taiwan's vertically integrated LED manufacturer Longda Electronics will cooperate with AU Optronics to start packing small quantities of Mini LEDs for notebook backlighting and high-end display panels in the second quarter to the third quarter of 2018. In 2019, the revenue ratio of Lunda Mini LED package is likely to exceed 10%. Taiwan's LED packaging service provider Rongchuang Energy Technology has partnered with Innolux to develop Mini LED backlight solutions for smart phones, LCD TVs and automotive display applications.

Compared with the cost of about $75 for OLED smart phone panels, chip backlights for LCD smart phone panels that use 4,000-5,000 mini LCDs only cost about $10. The overall cost of LCD panels is still lower than that of OLED panels. the cost of. The backlighting of 15.6-inch notebook panels and LCD TV panels requires the use of 2,000 and 5,000-10,000 micro LED chips, respectively.

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