The Elec reported on the 8th of this month that according to people familiar with the matter, Samsung Electronics delayed the production plan of the Micro LED TV that was originally scheduled to begin production in the first half of the year, but a Samsung spokesman said it will still be under Half a year to launch its Micro LED TV.
According to reports, people familiar with the matter revealed that the subcontractors for the production of Micro LED displays have not received the production schedule, and Samsung has not yet started to produce the necessary components of the TV that were scheduled to be put into production in the first half of this year. Allegedly, Samsung’s biggest difficulty in producing Micro LED TVs is pricing and technical issues.
The Elec said that due to the very low yield rate of Samsung’s Micro LED , Samsung’s Micro LED display is currently priced between US$10,000 and US$100,000. According to the TrendForce survey, the price of Micro LED and Mini LED must be less than 6,000 US dollars to remain competitive in the market.
In terms of technology, although Samsung claims that its screen uses the Micro LED process, it is actually a process with a grain size between 100 microns and 200 microns, which is essentially Mini LED. Although the technical difficulty is slightly lower than that of Micro LEDs under 100 microns, the production difficulty and cost have not been reduced much, especially in the process of transferring micron-level LED die modules from temporary substrates to flexible circuit boards.
Samsung Electronics demonstrated its Micro LED TV prototype at CES 2018 and CES 2019. At CES 2020, Samsung showed four Micro LED TV models for home use and two models for enterprises.
Samsung is expected to launch a commercial Micro LED series TV as soon as September of this year, including four home models. However, with the delay of the production plan, the official launch time of this series of TVs may be delayed.