MicroLED and MiniLED Displays: Global Markets
- BCC Research
- October 2021
- 165 pages
Mini-LEDs and micro-LEDs are two types of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) with sizes in the micron range. These ultra-small components are allowing to create displays and lighting products with outstanding properties in terms of brightness, color gamut, resolution and durability, among others. These characteristics are also generating increasing interest for the fabrication of a new generation of display panels and lighting products for use in a range of existing and emerging applications.
BCC Research has identified four main sectors in which ultra-small LEDs find current and potential use: optoelectronics, healthcare, automotive and others.
This study provides an updated review of ultra-small LED technologies, including materials, fabrication processes, manufacturing issues, and applications. It also offers a detailed market analysis for ultra-small LED products by segment (i.e., category, product type, application, region), describing technical aspects and trends that will affect future growth of this market.
As shown in the Summary Table, the global market for mini/micro-LED products increased from REDACTED in 2019 to REDACTED in 2020, and is estimated to reach REDACTED in 2021, corresponding to a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of REDACTED during the two-year period.
Optoelectronics currently account for the largest share of the market, at an estimated REDACTED of the total in 2021, corresponding to REDACTED. Within this segment, ultra-small LEDs are being used primarily for the fabrication of microdisplays (i.e., displays less than 3 inches in diameter) and very large displays (i.e., greater than 75 inches in diameter).
By comparison, ultra-small LED products for the automotive sector represent a share of REDACTED of the total, corresponding to estimated 2021 revenues of REDACTED. This segment has been expanding at a REDACTED CAGR since 2019, mainly driven by the introduction of ultra-small LED in car lighting fixtures, as well as dashboard and central control displays.
Healthcare and other applications (e.g., consumer eyewear and helmets for defense and security) are estimated to account for a combined share of REDACTED of the total in 2021."
This report provides an updated review of mini/microLEDs, including materials, fabrication processes, and properties, and identifies current and emerging applications for these devices.
BCC Research delineates the current market status for ultrasmall LEDs, defines trends and presents growth forecasts for the next five years. The mini/microLED market is analyzed based on the following segments: category, product type, application and region. In addition, technological issues, including key events and the latest developments, are discussed.
More specifically, the market analysis conducted by BCC Research for this report is divided into five sections.
In the first section, an introduction to the topic and a historical review of ultrasmall LED technologies are provided, including an outline of recent events. In this section, current and emerging applications for mini/microLEDs are also identified and grouped in segments (i.e., optoelectronics, healthcare, automotive, and others).
The second section provides a technological review of ultrasmall LEDs. This section offers a comparison with alternative technologies and a detailed description of materials and fabrication processes used to produce these devices. This section concludes with an analysis of the most important technological developments since 2018, including examples of significant patents recently issued or applied for. The chapter ends with a highlight of the most active research organizations operating in this field and their activities.
The third section entails a global market analysis for ultrasmall LEDs. Global revenues (sales data in millions of dollars) are presented for each segment (i.e., category, product type, application, region), with actual data referring to the years 2019 and 2020, and estimates for 2021. Revenues are at the manufacturing level.
The analysis of current revenues for ultrasmall LED products is followed by a detailed presentation of market growth trends based on industry growth, technological trends and regional trends. The third section concludes by providing projected revenues for ultrasmall LED products within each segment, together with forecast CAGRs for the period 2021 through 2026. Projected and forecast revenue values are in constant U.S. dollars, unadjusted for inflation.
In the fourth section of the study, which covers global industry structure, the report offers a list of the leading suppliers of mini/microLED products, along with a description of their offerings. The analysis includes a description of the geographical distribution of these firms and an evaluation of other key industry players. Detailed company profiles of the top players are also provided.
The fifth and final section includes an analysis of recently issued U.S. patents, with a summary of patents related to mini/microLED materials, manufacturing processes and applications. Patent analysis is performed by region, country, assignee, patent category, device category, material type and application.
- 49 data tables and 26 additional tables
- An overview of the global market for MicroLED and MiniLED Displays
- Estimation of the market size and analyses of market trends, with data from 2019, 2020, estimates for 2021, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2026
- Evaluation of current and forecasted market for mini and microLEDs by product category, product type, application, and region and identification of market growth trends
- Coverage of milestones in the history of Mini and MicroLEDs, recent events, emerging applications, and information on most popular display technologies
- Information on main types of devices and related technologies and identification of latest technological developments and current research activities
- Comparison between OLEDs, LCDs and Ultrasmall LED Displays and description of their manufacturing and fabrication processes
- Market share analysis of the key companies of the industry and coverage of their proprietary technologies, strategic alliances, and other key market strategies and a relevant patent analysis
- Comprehensive profiles of major players in the industry, including Apple, Broadcom, LG Display, Samsung Electronics, and Sony
- MicroLED Displays Market, MiniLED Displays Market
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
Study Goals and Objectives
Reasons for Doing This Study
Scope of Report
Methodology and Information Sources
BCC Custom Research
Related BCC Research Reports
Chapter 2 Summary and Highlights
Chapter 3 Market and Technology Background
LED Miniaturization and Ultra-Small LEDs
Milestones in the History of Mini- and Micro-LEDs and Recent Events
Current and Emerging Applications for Mini-LEDs and Micro-LEDs
Chapter 4 Technology
Current Most Popular Display Technologies
Liquid Crystal Displays
OLEDs Versus LCDs Versus Ultra-Small LED Displays
Ultra-Small LED Manufacturing
Fabrication of Mini-LED Backlight Structures
Fabrication of Self-emissive Displays
Fabrication Issues of Ultra-Small LED Displays
Latest Technological Developments, 2018 to Present
Micro-LEDs with Nanoporous Surface to Embed Quantum Dots
Nanowire Micro-LED Display
Touch Panel Display with Micro-LEDs
Direct Mass Transfer Method for Micro-LED Arrays
Micro-LED with Multiple Mesa Structures
Micro-LED Mass Transfer and Bonding Method with Photosensitive Material
Other Relevant Research and Development Activities
Chapter 5 Global Markets
Global Market Summary
Current Market Status
Market by Category
Market by Product Type
Market by Application
Market by Region
Market Growth Trends
Other Technological Trends
Market by Category
Market by Product Type
Market by Application
Market by Region
Chapter 6 Global Industry Structure and Company Profiles
Leading Suppliers of Ultra-Small LED-Based Products
Distribution of Leading Suppliers by Product Type and Region
Other Industry Players
BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP
HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY
Chapter 7 Patent Analysis
Summary of Recently Awarded Patents
Trends by Country and Region
Trends by Assignee
Trends by Patent Category
Trends by Device Category
Trends by Material Type
Trends by Application
List of Tables
Summary Table : Global Market for Mini-LED and Micro-LED Products, by Application, Through 2026
Table 1 : Global Light-Emitting Diode Market, by Type, Through 2026
Table 2 : Technological Milestones for LEDs, Mini-LEDs and Micro-LEDs
Table 3 : Global Patent Applications and Patents Issued for Mini-LEDs and Micro-LEDs, 1991-2020
Table 4 : Current and Emerging Applications of Transparent Displays
Table 5 : Mini-LED and Micro-LED Applications in Optoelectronics, 2021
Table 6 : Mini-LED and Micro-LED Applications in the Healthcare Sector, 2021
Table 7 : Mini-LED and Micro-LED Applications in the Automotive Sector, 2021
Table 8 : Other Mini-LED and Micro-LED Applications, 2021
Table 9 : Other Relevant Research and Development Activities, 2021
Table 10 : Drivers, Restraints, Challenges and Opportunities for the Ultra-Small LED Market
Table 11 : Global Ultra-Small LED Product Market, by Application, Through 2026
Table 12 : Global Ultra-Small LED Product Market, by Category, Through 2021
Table 13 : Ultra-Small LED Product Unit Prices, by Category, Through 2021
Table 14 : Global Ultra-Small LED Product Market, by Category, Through 2021
Table 15 : Global Mini-LED Product Market, by Type, Through 2021
Table 16 : Global Micro-LED Product Market, by Type, Through 2021
Table 17 : Global Ultra-Small LED Product Market, by Type, Through 2021
Table 18 : Global Ultra-Small LED Product Market, by Application, Through 2021
Table 19 : Global Ultra-Small LED Product Market, by Region, Through 2021
Table 20 : Global Display Market, by Type, Through 2026
Table 21 : Global Microdisplay Market, by Region, Through 2026
Table 22 : Global Ultra-Large Display Market, by Region, Through 2026
Table 23 : Global Gaming Monitor Market, by Region, Through 2026
Table 24 : Global Digital Signage Market, by Application, Through 2026
Table 25 : Global Transparent Display Market, by Device Category, Through 2026
Table 26 : Global Paper-Thin Display Market, by Application, Through 2026
Table 27 : Global Touch Panel Display Market, by Region, Through 2026
Table 28 : Global Flexible Display Market, by Region, Through 2026
Table 29 : Global 3D Display Market, by Type, Through 2026
Table 30 : Drivers, Restraints, Challenges and Opportunities for the Optical Wireless Communication Market
Table 31 : Global Optical Wireless Communication Market, by Category, Through 2026
Table 32 : Global Solid-State General Illumination Market, by Region, Through 2026
Table 33 : Global Automotive Industry Market Volume, by Region, Through 2026
Table 34 : Global Automotive Display Market, by Region, Through 2026
Table 35 : Global Automotive Lighting Market, by Region, Through 2026
Table 36 : Global Phototherapy Equipment Market, by Region, Through 2026
Table 37 : Global Optogenetics Market, by Region, Through 2026
Table 38 : Drivers, Restraints, Challenges and Opportunities for the Theranostics Market
Table 39 : Global Theranostics Market, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 40 : Global Biosensor Market, by Region, Through 2026
Table 41 : Global Implantable Device Market, by Region, Through 2026
Table 42 : Global Implantable Device Market, by Type, Through 2026
Table 43 : Global Eyewear Market, by Region, Through 2026
Table 44 : Global Pico Projector Market, by Region, Through 2026
Table 45 : Global Augmented and Virtual Reality Market, by Type, Through 2026
Table 46 : Global Augmented and Virtual Reality Market, by Product, Through 2026
Table 47 : Global Wearable Electronics Market, by Type, Through 2026
Table 48 : Global Autonomous Vehicle Market, by Region, Through 2026
Table 49 : Global Smart Display Market, by Region, Through 2026
Table 50 : Global Ultra-Small LED Product Market, by Category, Through 2026
Table 51 : Ultra-Small LED Product Unit Prices, by Category, Through 2021
Table 52 : Global Ultra-Small LED Product Market, by Category, Through 2026
Table 53 : Global Mini-LED Product Market, by Type, Through 2026
Table 54 : Global Micro-LED Product Market, by Type, Through 2026
Table 55 : Global Ultra-Small LED Product Market, by Type, Through 2026
Table 56 : Global Ultra-Small LED Product Market, by Application, Through 2026
Table 57 : Global Ultra-Small LED Product Market, by Region, Through 2026
Table 58 : Leading Ultra-Small LED Product Suppliers, 2021
Table 59 : Leading Mini-LED Product Suppliers, 2021
Table 60 : Leading Micro-LED Product Suppliers, 2021
Table 61 : Leading Ultra-Small LED Chip, Package and Module Suppliers, 2021
Table 62 : Leading Ultra-Small LED Display Suppliers, 2021
Table 63 : Leading Other Products Based on Ultra-Small LEDs Suppliers, 2021
Table 64 : Leading Ultra-Small LED Product Suppliers, by Product Type and Region, 2021
Table 65 : Other Relevant Industry Players, 2021
Table 66 : U.S. Patents Related to Ultra-Small LEDs, 2021
Table 67 : U.S. Patent Trend for Ultra-Small LEDs, 2017-2021
Table 68 : U.S. Patents Related to Ultra-Small LEDs, by Region, 2021
Table 69 : U.S. Patents Related to Ultra-Small LEDs, by Country, 2021
Table 70 : U.S. Patents Related to Ultra-Small LEDs, by Assignee, 2021
Table 71 : U.S. Patents Related to Ultra-Small LEDs, by Patent Category, 2021
Table 72 : U.S. Patents Related to Ultra-Small LEDs, by Device Category, 2021
Table 73 : U.S. Patents Related to Ultra-Small LEDs, by Material Type, 2021
Table 74 : U.S. Patents Related to Ultra-Small LEDs, by Application, 2021
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