Solder Paste for Flip Chip: Expansion of Micro LED Consumption
Solder Paste for Flip Chip: Expansion of Micro LED Consumption
In recent years, with the development of small-pitch technology, LED display applications have expanded from outdoor display to indoor display, from professional display to commercial display, and even consumer display. Not only China’s display manufacturers but also international manufacturers Samsung, LG, Sony, and other consumer electronics brands that originally weakened the layout of large-screen LED displays have gradually broadened the layout of micro LED.
Some time ago, Samsung announced it to reduce the cost of its new 89-inch and 101-inch models by about 40%. The 114-inch version will be launched at the end of the year, with a price positioning of nearly 100,000 US dollars (about 633,400 yuan), while the 89-inch price is nearly 80,000 US dollars (about 506,700 yuan). Leyard also said that the judgment of entering the to C market in the future is clear because there are currently multiple paths to reduce costs.
Therefore, this article will compare micro LED TVs in terms of technical specifications and prices based on well-known manufacturers that have released micro LED TVs.
In 2016, Sony's Crystal LED Black Color Crystal display was officially launched to the terminal market. The display effect was amazing to the world, which created a new milestone in the practical application of micro LED display technology and attracted high-end customers’ attention.
However, Sony did not carry out important product upgrades around this technology in the following years. Sony has been relying on Black Color Crystal to compete in various markets.
Until January 6, 2021, before the online CES, Sony finally made a new action for micro LED technology again and launched new crystal LED modular intuitive displays, including the C series ZRD-C12A/C15A and the B series ZRD-B12A/B15A. The market target is in special fields such as high-end digital cinemas and virtual scene displays. The pixel pitch scheme can be selected from P1.26mm and P1.58mm.
In terms of price, Sony has not announced details, but according to reports in 2019, the 146-inch model was priced at about 400,000 US dollars (about 253.06 yuan), and the 219-inch display was about 800,000 US dollars (about 506.12 yuan). ). The price of 146-inch products was 444,700 yuan per square meter, and 219-inch products were about 395,000 yuan per square meter.
In 2018, Samsung launched its first micro LED display named The Wall, confirming its micro LED development strategy.
In 2020, Samsung launched “The Wall” again in the form of a traditional TV with a size of 110 inches and a 4K resolution.
In 2021, Samsung launched “The Wall” in global markets, which is a new commercial micro LED display product with upgraded features.
In 2022, Samsung again announced micro LED TV information, bringing micro LED products in 110-inch, 101-inch, and 89-inch sizes at CES.
More recently, the supply chain reflects that Samsung’s micro LED TVs are expected to have a large supply in July, with shipments starting at 15,000 units (12.7-inch module) and rising to 100,000 units (12.7-inch module) by 2023. Besides, Samsung plans to cut the cost of its new 89-inch and 101-inch models by about 40 percent.
After the price reduction, the price of 89-inch products is about 239,000 yuan/square meter, and the 114-inch products is about 182,500 yuan/square meter.
In 2020, LG launched its first micro LED TV, which is a 163-inch "Magnit" with a resolution of 4K and a pitch of P0.9.
In 2021, LG launched a series of micro LED TVs built for home theater enthusiasts, covering 108-325 inches, which will be sold as Direct View LED Extreme Home Theater Displays (DVLEDs). All DVLED Extreme home theater displays using micro LEDs adopt 0.9mm COB LED packages. According to LG, the 325-inch 8K version of micro LED has a price of $1.7 million, equivalent to 381,200 yuan per square meter.
At CES 2022, LG announced it would produce the first batch of large-size micro LED TVs. Besides, LG said that these TVs would be officially released later this year and compete with Samsung in the micro LED field.
In July 2020, large-size micro LEDs entered the commercial market. Leyard launched the world's first (P0.4) 40-inch 2k product. The sales of micro LED commercial display products exceeded 100 million within two months of production. It has opened a new prelude to the vertical integration of LED displays and the practical application of large-scale micro LED commercial displays.
In 2021, the release of the micro LED large-scale home TV realized the layout of a full range of micro LED large-size home TV. It was reported that the price of its 216-inch products was 3.88 million yuan, and per square meter was 311,300 yuan. The 162-inch product was 920,000 yuan, and per square meter was 131,200 yuan. The price of 135-inch products was 980,000 yuan, and per square meter was 20.12 yuan. The 108-inch products were 880,000 yuan, and per square meter was 282,000 yuan.
In November 2021, Leyard and TCL Huaxing reached a strategic cooperation to release a 75-inch P0.6 oxide AM direct display TV, using micro LED flip-chip process with a pitch of P0.6.
In September 2021, Ledman launched the first consumer-grade home micro LED smart display product called Ledman Micro LED Private Giant Screen Cinema, which is 4K flagship 138-inch series of new products. In December, Ledman released three new products, including the Ledman Giant Screen LEDPLAY 110-inch Premium Edition, 110-inch Ultimate Edition, and 138-inch Premium Edition, to promote the industry to expand the super-sized home display market.
The prices of the 138-inch flagship version, 110-inch premium version, 110-inch flagship version, and 138-inch premium version were 499,999 yuan, 179,999 yuan, 299,999 yuan, and 329,999 yuan, respectively. For a long time, the high price has been an obstacle to the growth of the micro LED market. Ledman mainly focuses on cost-effective products and further promotes direct display products in the consumer market.
In 2019, Konka launched the APHAEA brand of micro LED tile displays. The series includes 118-inch 4K displays and 236-inch 8K displays. The 4K displays had a price of 317,200 yuan/square meter, and the 216-inch products were 712,600 yuan/square meter.
In summary, Judging from recent reports from Samsung and Leyard, leading companies are confident in micro LED consumption and are advancing rapidly.
Research predicts that micro LED TV applications are expected to be introduced in 2022-2023. Initially, it will focus on super-large size (above 85 inches). It will enter the 75/65-inch market around 2024 and begin to increase shipment visibility.