Micro/Mini LED has become a new outlet in the color TV market. Is it imperative to replace OLED?
2019-04-27

The annual CES show is a big show, the latest technology showcase in the electronics industry, and market trend forecasts are presented here. This year is no exception, and the highly anticipated 2019 CES show is opening in Las Vegas, the most influential consumer electronics industry event in the Americas, bringing together industry professionals to drive global consumer electronics development. And the most advanced electronic products. Among them, TV, as one of the main exhibits of home appliances, has become the protagonist of this year's CES exhibition. Leading companies such as Samsung, Hisense and Yuchuang Technology have brought the newly developed Micro/Mini LED TVs to the world, attracting many visitors. At the same time, it is not only people's guess, whether Micro/Mini LED technology will become a new outlet in the color TV market in 2019, and seize the leading position of OLED.


Micro/Mini LED TV unveiled at CES to grab tens of billions of TV market


Everyone is familiar with the TV. As a necessity in daily life, it can be said that each one must have one or even more. According to the data, in the third quarter of 2018, the retail volume of the color TV market was 10.41 million units, and the retail sales amounted to 30.3 billion yuan. Although the scale of the market was lower than that of last year under the influence of tourism, real estate and Internet technology development, tens of billions The market still attracts major TV manufacturers to rush to snatch, and even spares no effort to invest huge amounts of money for reform and innovation.


Micro/Mini LED成彩电市场新风口,取代OLED势在必行?


At the 2019 CES show, Samsung released the second generation of Micro LED panel TVs for the first time, including the 75-inch (The Window) and 219-inch (The Wall) models, which were displayed on the CES 2019, especially the 219-inch giant. The Mcriro LED panel TV completely shocked the audience, just as the name of a TV is a wall. The 75-inch model The Window is a standard 4K resolution with a peak brightness of 1000 nit. Samsung has reduced its thickness from the first generation of 80mm to 30mm, making it ideal for home use. The specific resolution of this 219-inch Big Mac TV has not been announced, only knows that it is higher than 4K, the current sample brightness is 2000nit, and the retail version can reach 4000nit when it goes on the market, which brings the ultimate movie experience to buyers.


In another booth, Hisense was not outdone, launching a 145-inch Mini LED TV with a pixel pitch of 0.833mm. In the era when the resolution of this screen has been raised to 4K, Hisense has overcome a lot of difficulties in the Mini LED technology, successfully compressing the pixel size, greatly reducing the distance between pixels, and taking out the mass production. Mini LED TV.


Micro/Mini LED成彩电市场新风口,取代OLED势在必行?


Make up for OLED technology defects or become a new generation of display technology


In the show of technology upgrades and transformation, some TV manufacturers are patiently waiting to see, and some manufacturers are waiting for it, lest the pool will be lost. LCD, OLED, quantum dots, LEDs in the end who can set off the banner of future display technology, it is clear that there is still no conclusion. However, from this year's CES show, the leading companies in the TV industry have already opened up the track of Micro/Mini LED TVs, so that many manufacturers who are obsessed with changing their enthusiasm will be encouraged.


As the hottest display technology of the moment, Micro LED and Mini LED have been the focus of the panel display industry practitioners. Compared with the most popular OLED technology in the TV industry, the Micro LED technology can make the LED unit less than 100μm, thus solving the problem of burn-out, without plaguing the life defect of the OLED. At the same time, Micro LED is ahead of OLED in terms of screen response time, resolution, display effect, etc., and overcomes the problem of OLED burning. In addition, Micro LEDs have the characteristics of being self-illuminating without backlights, similar to OLEDs, but compared to OLEDs, Micro LED colors are easier to debug accurately, have longer luminescence lifetime and higher brightness. Therefore, Micro LED is another thin and power-saving display technology after OLED, which may become the next generation display technology after OLED.


The Mini LED is also a new display technology in recent years. Compared with the current display technology solutions, the Mini LED has better display performance and higher cost performance. In the era of increasing consumer demand for display, these advantages of Mini LED will become the most mainstream visual solution in the future. After evaluation by relevant departments, Mini LED will start to rise after 2019 and occupy the market in large scale. The evaluation said that its output value will reach 1.699 billion US dollars after three years!


Technology and cost remain to be solved. Realizing commercialization is still a long way to go.


Although Micro LED and Mini LED technology have many advantages, it is undeniable that they are still in the research and development stage, facing the bottleneck of four major technologies and productions such as epi-crystal and chip, huge transfer, full color, and power drive. There is still a long way to go before commercial mass production. The leading companies such as Samsung and Hisense have been able to successfully develop Micro/Mini LED TVs. This is due to the investment of large funds and the support of top-level technologies. It is still a long way to go to achieve universal quantification.


On the other hand, if companies invest a lot of money in R&D and production, they will have to report from the products, so the price of Micro/Mini LED TVs is much higher than that of OLED TVs in the market. At last year's CES, Samsung showed off the 146-inch first-generation Micro LED TV with a brightness of 1600 nit, which was launched mid-year and costing over $100,000. It is not known how much the new 219-inch will sell, but I am afraid that only Wang Sicong, who has a 100-inch Sony Z9D at home, can easily laugh.


All in all, every breakthrough and implementation of new technologies is of great significance to the development of the industry. Especially in the impact of the Internet era and the development of high-end color TVs and large-screen trends, TV manufacturers should actively strive to keep up. The pace of the times.


Source: HC LED screen