Foxconn is increasing production of MicroLED display technology. This is an attempt to close deals with Apple, which has been showing interest in this technology.
MicroLED technology, like OLED, has the advantage of more accurate colors, better contrasts, refresh rates and truer black tones. Both technologies use self-illuminating pixels.
OLED panels, however, lose in some respects to MicroLEDs. The latter are thinner, brighter and more efficient in consumption. Additionally, the organic components of MicroLED have a longer life and are more resistant to burns.
Apple and MicroLED already have some history
In 2014, Apple acquired display maker MicroLED LuxVue. The following year the apple company made an investment in a laboratory in Taiwan to study panel technologies for the future.
Three years later Apple stopped investing so much time in this lab. Rumors at the time indicated that the company had an establishment in the United States, more specifically in Santa Clara, California.
Another company eyeing this potential business is TSMC, a Taiwanese semiconductor manufacturer. It has been studying possible applications of MicroLED in smaller formats. For Apple, this translates into possible screens for Apple Watches.
That being said, Apple has at least two choices when it comes to seriously betting on MicroLED technology. You can even partner with both, reducing costs and dramatically increasing production.
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