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Sanan to invest in mini/microLED

The largest China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Sanan Optoelectronics will invest up to CNY7.9 billion (US$1.24 billion) to set up production capacity for miniLED and microLED chips at its production base in central China, according to industry sources.

The annual production capacity to be set up consists of 1.61 million GaN-based mini/microLED epitaxial wafers, 750,000 GaAs-based epitaxial wafers and 84,000 miniLED backlight units (BLU) for 4K display, the sources said.

Sanan has become a supplier of miniLED backlighting applications for Apple, Samsung Electronics and TCL, the sources noted.

For microLED R&D, Sanan has established a joint venture with China-based OLED panel maker Visionox Technology and another with China-based LCD panel maker China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT), the sources indicated.

China-based EMS provider Wingtech Technology, by virtue of manufacturing automotive semiconductor components for many years, has stepped into development and production of min LED-backlit LCD panels and microLED panels for automotive displays, the sources said.