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    [News] Display Stocks Tank as Apple's Secret Display R&D and Manufacturing Facility S

    https://www.techpowerup.com/242495/d...ility-surfaces

    Stocks of prominent display panel manufacturers such as LG Display, Sharp, and Samsung, tanked 4.4 percent on Monday, as reports emerged of Apple secretly developing its own screens and manufacturing them, for the first time. Apple has a secret Silicon Valley facility hiding in plain sight, located in Santa Clara. This facility is where cutting-edge research and development into micro-LED display panels is underway, along with small-scale manufacturing, just enough for Apple to rapidly prototype products under development, with new displays, before its display suppliers even have access to the technology.

    Bloomberg comments that the facility is part of Apple's ambitious plan to bring development of key components of its products in-house. It also enables Apple to keep all new intellectual property obtained during the development to itself, so its suppliers can't bring IP they hold to their pricing negotiations with the company. Its R&D focus currently appears to be micro-LED technology, which will enable smaller and more pixel-dense screens, particularly for the Apple Watch.

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    micro-LED (imo) is suited to the often rumored Apple Television / Apple Monitors and likely much easier to produce at those densities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Levish View Post
    micro-LED (imo) is suited to the often rumored Apple Television / Apple Monitors and likely much easier to produce at those densities.
    There is no chance apple is using their own mask/back light. They are likely working with LG and shenzhen for customized products to use in their products.
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    microLED displays don't use a back light. That's one of the benefits of microLED and OLED.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparky View Post
    microLED displays don't use a back light. That's one of the benefits of microLED and OLED.
    Micro LED is not like OLED. OLED the sub pixels emit light; micro LED have an active mask that can block the back light, and the back light ideally has one LED for every 4-128 pixels. Maybe one day we can have one led per pixel, but is not going to happen any time soon for even low DPI displays like tvs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zanzabar View Post
    Micro LED is not like OLED. OLED the sub pixels emit light; micro LED have an active mask that can block the back light, and the back light ideally has one LED for every 4-128 pixels. Maybe one day we can have one led per pixel, but is not going to happen any time soon for even low DPI displays like tvs.
    You just described an LCD display. MicroLED sub pixels emit light too. The major difference between OLED and Micro LED is that MicroLED will use standard GaN LED technology vs organic materials like OLED
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    Quote Originally Posted by [XC] Lead Head View Post
    You just described an LCD display. MicroLED sub pixels emit light too. The major difference between OLED and Micro LED is that MicroLED will use standard GaN LED technology vs organic materials like OLED
    Is this like a 4g or 4k thing? Samsung and shenzen were calling their QLED products micro led at ces.
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