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Samsung Launches Micro LED Television Mass Production Next Month

Source: RUI JIN

2018-06-09 21:24:18

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According to industry sources, Samsung Electronics will launch the Micro LED TV production line at the Vietnam plant next month, which will become the world's first company to mass-produce Micro LED TVs. It was only 3 micro-LED TV R&D lines started at the water source plant in March this year. Months of time.
According to industry sources, Samsung Electronics will launch the Micro LED TV production line at the Vietnam plant next month, which will become the world's first company to mass-produce Micro LED TVs. It was only 3 micro-LED TV R&D lines started at the water source plant in March this year. Months of time.
This production line will receive the full supply of LED chips from Sanan Optoelectronics, the No. 1 LED company in China, and use order production methods to produce them. This is different from the current way of producing TVs in accordance with the unified standards. There are no definite specifications, and the annual output is only about a few hundred units.
Samsung previously announced a "prepayment agreement" with Sanan Optoelectronics and paid Xiamen Sanan a total of approximately US$ 16.83 million in advance to ensure that Xiamen Sanan will prioritize the supply of Samsung. According to industry sources, the recent Mini LED production capacity of Sanan has been almost Under the Samsung package, Samsung also expects to bring high-end Mini LED TVs to the customized market in the third quarter to test the top market for buying gas and water temperature. Samsung also purchased three-amp LED chips for large-size applications in 2017. Indoor commercial display, which also means that Sanan Optoelectronics has become more stable in Samsung's supply chain.
In January of this year, Samsung introduced the 146-inch modular Micro LED TV "The Wall" at the CES 2018 Conference. In response to a question about the price of Micro LED TVs, the Samsung Electronics Imaging and Display Division (VD) President Han Zongxi replied at the “New Product Launch Conference for QLED TVs in 2018” held in April this year. “The largest TV size is up to 110 inches so far. The price is at 140,000 U.S. dollars (150 million won), and it states that "the specific price will be made public in June, with reference to the 110-inch product size and price." Therefore, the price of "The Wall" must be at least 15,000 won.
 
Samsung Electronics related sources said that "because it is a customized production method, using LED chip module combinations that can freely adjust the screen size, so different from the current TV production line, the size of the TV can be changed," and said " Recently signed a supply contract with the first global customer and continued consultations with several companies."
MicroLED TVs are connected by a very tiny LED chip and combined, each pixel can emit light independently, which can show a vivid color, which is the same with the LG TV's main OLED TV. In contrast, Micro LED TVs use inorganic materials to prevent screen burns. By increasing the number of LED chip modules, the screen size can be expanded, and a larger 146-inch or larger television than the current LCD TV size can be produced. At present, the largest TV is Samsung's 105-inch QLED TV.
The industry is very concerned about whether Samsung Electronics can produce Micro LED TVs successfully. Although Sony had previously announced Micro LED TV trials before Samsung Electronics, it was not successful in commercialization due to lack of technical strength and the price per unit was more than 100 million won. Another point of view is that Samsung Electronics will start publishing "The Wall" from the beginning of the year and it will take at least four years to achieve mass production.
Samsung Electronics plans to achieve a goal of 60% sales of large-size 65-inch TVs in the overall market (1.8 million units) through Quantum-dot TVs and Micro LED TVs, leading the large-scale and next-generation TV markets.