In an effort to reduce its dependence on the Korean giant Samsung. Apple intends to mass-produce its own microLED displays for its various devices.
According to a new report, Apple has spent at least $1 billion researching the development of microLED display technology over the past decade. Once production begins, the company will perform the critical mass transfer step of the manufacturing process itself.
The report notes that Apple plans to manufacture microLED chips directly in an effort to secure more control over next-generation display technologies for its future products.
That’s why the company plans to manufacture microLED directly on chips and will collaborate with ams-Osram for microLED components and LG for substrates (display back panels). Next to 12-inch chip manufacturer TSMC.
It is expected that this process will be carried out in Apple’s secret research and development centers in Longtan District, Taoyuan City, in northern Taiwan.
The iPhone maker has research and development teams working on displays in the United States, Taiwan and Japan. It is said to have designed not only integrated circuits for microLED displays. But also some of the same production equipment to better control the mass transportation process.
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Despite Apple’s intense efforts, the process of dispensing with Samsung will not be that easy. Where it faces obstacles and challenges in production, in addition to the high cost of components and the manufacturing process.
Apple’s microLED display technology is expected to allow. Increased brightness, reduced power consumption, improved contrast ratio, and other advantages compared to current iPhones with OLED screens.
Finally, Apple’s micro-LED technology is still in the testing and preview phase but will likely not reach its devices until 2025 at the earliest. It is said that the Apple smart watch will be the first product to receive the new screen, followed by the iPhone at a later time.