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MicroOLED’s miniature OLED displays offer excellent image quality and low power consumption—all at a competitive price. Used in both consumer and B to B markets, MicroOLED’s products are capable of giving industry heavyweights like Sony a run for their money.
Although MicroOLED was founded only in 2007, it has quickly established itself as a viable competitor to its older and bigger rivals. The company’s tiny OLED (organic lightemitting diode) displays—less than 2 cm diagonal—are already used in video glasses, cameras, binoculars, and industrial equipment for the healthcare and defense industries. All of the Grenoble-based company’s revenue is generated outside France.
MicroOLED’s technology allows for unparalleled pixel density, making it ideal for delivering optimal image quality in terms of color, resolution, contrast, and brightness—or for lowering the cost of displays while maintaining current quality levels. At its joint lab with Leti, MicroOLED performs advanced R&D using patented Leti technology for which the company has an exclusive license.
STMicroelectronics acquired a minority stake in MicroOLED in 2012 through a joint venture to better integrate controller functions into the microdisplays.
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CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.