Apple plans to work with TSMC to outpace its rivals in the OLED display competition.Apple reportedly partnered with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to develop advanced micro OLED displays at a top secret facility in Taiwan.
It still takes many years for technology to reach consumer devices. However, when this technology is developed, significantly thinner screens with lower power requirements will enter our lives. Sources providing information on the subject state that Apple plans to use the new technology in future augmented reality devices.
As stated in the reports of the sources, micro OLED screens are not built on glass surfaces like the screens found in TVs and smartphones. Instead, it is built directly on top of chipboards, the substrates from which semiconductors are made. This means they are much thinner and smaller than conventional displays and consume less power. This makes them ideal for use on a wearable device such as an AR device or a mixed reality device.
If Apple, who wants to be preferred with the developed technologies, achieves this goal, it may become the largest display supplier in the market. However, future developments will show this. Apple and TSMC are also no strangers to doing business together. As you know, the company produces an ARM-based chip for iPhone and Macs with the new M1 processor.
Finally, it should be noted that the production of the micro OLED display project is in the experimental phase and mass production will probably begin a few years later.