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18 December 2023

Porotech partners with Foxconn to accelerate commercialization of micro-LED micro-display for AR applications

Fabless micro-LED company Poro Technologies Ltd (a spin off from the Cambridge Centre for Gallium Nitride at the UK’s University of Cambridge that has developed porous GaN material and has an R&D center in Hsinchu, Taiwan) and Hon Hai Technology Group (Foxconn) of Taipei, Taiwan (the world’s largest electronics manufacturer and technology service provider) have announced a strategic partnership in micro-LED micro-displays for augmented reality (AR) applications.

The partnership will assemble Porotech’s technologies in PoroGaN MicroLED-on-Silicon (uLEDoS), Dynamic Pixel Tuning (DPT), GaN-on-silicon platform, and Foxconn’s proprietary technologies in semiconductor wafer manufacturing, packaging, IC drivers, CMOS backplanes, module assembly and system assembly. The end product will target ultra-high-density and energy-efficient micro-LED micro-displays for AR applications, wearable, and smart devices.

“The micro-LED device for AR applications has great potential, but at the same time is quite challenging,” says Porotech. “It involves multiple disciplines including wafer manufacturing, hybrid bond, IC design, optoelectronics, quantum physics, and optics. Integration across these different fields is difficult and progress has been slow. In the past, no single company has possessed such a big portfolio of expertise. “With this partnership, we expect to expedite the research and productization of micro-LED technology and push the AR application to a new era,” it adds. “Foxconn’s strength in supply chain management is also expected to contribute at the mass-production stage.”

“Our strategic alliance with Porotech will accelerate development of micro-LED micro-displays,” says Dr Bob Chen, general manager of Foxconn’s semiconductor business group. “It is one step closer to tapping into the tremendous opportunities that AR can bring to the world,” he adds. “We are excited to collaborate with Porotech to integrate many technologies from different fields.”

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