Global semiconductors specialist, ST Microelectronics
has entered into a strategic agreement with MicroOLED, a Grenoble, France-based company dedicated to the development and commercialisation of organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs).
ST intends to play a leading role in the fast-growing market of high-resolution OLED micro-displays with the cooperation agreement and minority investment in MicroOLED.
Offering exceptionally high resolution and extremely low power consumption, OLEDs are ideally suited for micro-displays in a wide range of portable applications, spanning from camera viewfinders and video goggles to medical and security applications.
At about half the power consumption of competitive displays, MicroOLED’s cutting-edge technology provides superior pixel density for enhanced image quality, helping to produce OLEDs with pixel densities double those of alternate displays and contrast ratios 10x to 100x better.
ST complements these technology advantages with its superior manufacturing capabilities, broad consumer-market expertise and deep IP portfolio in the form of design, development and supply services for new micro-displays, targeting a broader range of customers and applications with the next generation of the technology. With a large portfolio of design IP, ST will contribute to better integrate micro-display functions.
According to Eric Aussedat, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of ST Microelectronics’ Imaging, BiCMOS ASIC and Silicon Photonics Group, ST’s deep manufacturing and technology expertise, customer relationships and IP portfolio will accelerate adoption of OLEDs and significantly expand the market.
Eric Marcellin-Dibon, CEO and cofounder of MicroOLED concludes by saying that their strategic relationship with ST allows them to leverage ST’s strong manufacturing capabilities, enabling the company to bring the technology to the next step, expand the potential market, and help consumers see the world through amazing low-power micro-displays.