IQE partners with fabless semiconductor firm to scale up microLEDs

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Micledi's microLEDs with integrated micro-lenses. Credit: Micledi Microdisplays

IQE, a supplier of compound semiconductor wafer products and advanced material solutions to the global semiconductor industry, is partnering with Micledi Microdisplays to commercialise microLED technology on a large scale.

Micledi is a fabless semiconductor design and technology company developing microLED displays with a primary focus on augmented reality products. In August, it introduced microLED devices with integrated micro-lenses for pixel level beam shaping, manufactured in the company’s proprietary 300mm manufacturing flow. 

Under the agreement, IQE will provide Micledi with a 200mm (eight-inch) platform to scale and commercialise its microLED technology to achieve high-volume production for red microLEDs. This geometry allows for compatibility with both standard 200mm and 300mm silicon foundries, which enables the partnership to deliver economies of scale.

Americo Lemos, Chief Executive Officer of IQE, commented: “MicroLEDs are the future of immersive display technologies and this agreement expands IQE’s position in a market which is poised for multi-billion dollar growth across a range of end-market applications, including everyday consumer electronics.

Compound semiconductors are a critical enabler of scale in this market.”

Sean Lord, Chief Executive Officer of Micledi, commented: “By combining Micledi’s unique microLED arrays with IQE’s eight-inch platform, we have formed a natural partnership to commercialise and scale our solution to address the high-growth microLED market.”

 

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