Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute
Sony and several other vendors started to develop micro-LED display technology in 2000. Although Sony developed a prototype micro-LED display in 2012, it never entered mass production. Besides, micro-LED display technology received little attention at that time as AMOLED, which had just entered mass production, took all spotlight. It was not until 2014, after Apple acquired micro-LED vendor Luxvue, that micro-LED displays sparked market interest again. This report analyzes the development of micro-LED displays from the perspective of patented technology, including major players, key inventors, and technological deployment.