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24 December 2019

Rohinni and BOE launch JV to develop mini- and micro-LED-based LCD displays and video walls

Semiconductor display maker BOE Technology Group Co Ltd of Beijing, China (the world’s biggest manufacturer of TFT-LCD panels for mobile phones, tablets, notebooks, monitors and TVs) and Rohinni LLC of Coeur d’Alene, ID, USA (which has developed a proprietary method for transferring mini- and micro-LEDs to substrates) have officially launched the joint venture BOE Pixey, aiming to bring the power and brilliance of micron-scale LEDs to mass-market fruition.

In development for more than two years, BOE Pixey will design and build LCD display backlights, direct-emission displays and display-related sensors for high-performance televisions, video walls and other large-format end products. The JV rolls out at Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2020) in Las Vegas (7–10 January), with demonstrations offering visitors a glimpse of the future of high-performance display products.

BOE Pixey is integrating Rohinni's high-speed and high-accuracy mini- and micro LED manufacturing process with BOE’s display panel expertise to create ultra-thin high-performance displays. Consumer devices utilizing BOE Pixey mini- and micro-LED-based displays are expected to become available for purchase in second-half 2020.

“With BOE Pixey, consumer electronics developers can now have more opportunities to design unique, cutting-edge end products that feature displays made with our technology,” says BOE Pixey chairman Dong Xue.

LCDs using mini-LED backlights outperform other LCD technologies in a range of parameters including thickness, contrast ratio, brightness and consistency. Direct-emission displays based on mini- and micro-LEDs, including video walls, are made by precisely placing hundreds of thousands of mini- or micro-LEDs directly on a substrate using BOE Pixey's approach, and are said to offer much better viewing than existing video walls made from packaged LEDs.

“Mini- and micro-LEDs’ promise has long been touted, but they have not been commercialized for these kinds of products before because making them in high volumes wasn’t possible,” says Rohinni’s CEO Matthew Gerber. The combination of expertise of the two companies will bring new development opportunities to the display industry, he reckons.

As BOE Pixey ramps its production capabilities, the team aims to implement plans for new advances that will further enable customers to develop next-generation products, including faster LED placement, integration of new substrate materials, and addressing a wider range of form factors.

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K&S and Rohinni receive initial orders for PIXALUX mini- and micro-LED placement system

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