Micro-LED Full Colour Micro-display Technology

HKUST
Overview

An active matrix monolithic micro-LED full-colour microdisplay combining GaN-on-Si epilayers and Quantum Dots photoresist (QDs-PR) colour conversion technology. Based on dual wavelength LED structure, a micro-LEDs array can be monolithically fabricated. To realize full-colour LED micro-display, every 3 sub-pixels will be utilized to form a unit with red, green, blue pixels.

  • Micro-LED Full Colour Micro-display Technology
Commercialisation opportunities
Technology licensing agreement
Problem addressed

The approach of mass transfer is impractical with decreasing yield when subpixel sizes get smaller (<10 μm), seriously hindering its application in near-to-eye displays such like augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), which may ultimately require subpixels much smaller than 10 μm.

Innovation
  • Micro-LED array monolithically fabricated
Key impact
  • Fabrication process of the display panel greatly simplified
  • Higher yield
  • Increased throughput
  • Lower cost
Application
  • Application for wearable/portable electronics such like smartphone, smart watch, VR and AR.
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) (https://hkust.edu.hk/) is a world-class research intensive university that focuses on science, technology and business as well as humanities and social science. HKUST offers an international campus, and a holistic and interdisciplinary pedagogy to nurture well-rounded graduates with global vision, a strong entrepreneurial spirit and innovative thinking. Over 80% of our research work were rated “Internationally excellent” or “world leading” in the Research Assessment Exercise 2020 of Hong Kong’s University Grants Committee. We were ranked 3rd in Times Higher Education’s Young University Rankings 2022, and our graduates were ranked 23rd worldwide and among the best from universities from Asia in Global University Employability Survey 2021.

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