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TrendForce: Samsung to Galvanize Growth of Mini LED Backlight TV Market, while Intense Competition in LED Supply Chain Projected to Resurface

2020-09-28 02: 14

Yearly Mini LED backlight TV shipment is projected to reach 4.4 million units for 2021, a 2% penetration rate in the overall TV market, as brands begin integrating Mini LED backlights into their TVs and continue to improve technologies as well as optimize costs, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations. While Apple is set to release IT products featuring Mini LED backlights, Korea-based Samsung and LG will both debut their own Mini LED backlight TVs in 2021. In particular, as part of its effort to deploy Mini LED backlight across its produ...

Yearly Mini LED backlight TV shipment is projected to reach 4.4 million units for 2021, a 2% penetration rate in the overall TV market, as brands begin integrating Mini LED backlights into their TVs and continue to improve technologies as well as optimize costs, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations. While Apple is set to release IT products featuring Mini LED backlights, Korea-based Samsung and LG will both debut their own Mini LED backlight TVs in 2021. In particular, as part of its effort to deploy Mini LED backlight across its product mix, Samsung is targeting a yearly shipment of more than two million Mini LED TVs next year in anticipation of high market demand.


Samsung challenges OLED TVs with its Mini LED backlight-equipped QLED offerings

At the moment, TV brands are focusing on 4K resolution and OLED displays as the primary selling points in their high-end product strategies. However, Samsung is hoping to increase the market share of its QLED TVs, which are much more cost-competitive than OLED TVs, via the integration of Mini LED backlights, which can significantly raise the level of contrast and image detail through multiple dimming zones in addition to its WCG (wide color gamut) capabilities.


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TrendForce indicates that Samsung’s lineup of Mini LED backlight TVs in 2021 will include 55-inch, 65-inch, 75-inch, and 85-inch display sizes, 4K resolution, and multiple Mini LED local dimming zones, which produce contrast ratios of 1,000,000:1, a significant improvement over the current market mainstream of 10,000:1. Since such high contrast ratios are only possible if the display backlight contains at least 100 local dimming zones, the corresponding number of Mini LED chips used for backlighting will skyrocket as well, with between 8,000 to 30,000 Mini LED chips used for each TV. By combining high-resolution display panels and multiple local dimming zones, Samsung’s Mini LED TVs deliver a superior visual experience for the end-user.

The upcoming release of Samsung’s Mini LED TVs will inject considerable momentum into the LED supply chain

Samsung’s new Mini LED backlight TVs are expected to feature HV LED chips as their light source. Thanks to their Mini LED backlights, these TVs deliver improved display performances via HDR and WCG functionalities. Samsung’s adoption of HV LED chips requires an extremely large-scale, fast, and stringent testing and sorting process for LED chips according to chip wavelengths and specs, and related companies such as San’an Optoelectronics, Epistar/Lextar, FitTech, Saultech, Apex, and Macroblock have all moved to participate in Samsung’s Mini LED supply chain. TrendForce believes that, although most of the above companies are still currently in the sampling stage without any finalized contracts, competition in the LED supply chain will likely intensify once again.

2020 Mini LED Next-Generation Display Technology and Supply Chain Analysis
Release Date: April 30, 2020
Format: PDF
Language: Traditional Chinese / English
Pages: 120

Chapter I. Mini LED Definition and Market Size Analysis
- Mini LED Chip Size Definition
- Mini LED Backlight Display Architecture
- Mini LED Self-emitting Display Architecture
- 2020-2025 Mini LED Production Value Analysis and Forecast
- 2020-2025 Mini LED Production Volume Analysis and Forecast
- 2020-2025 Mini LED Display Penetration Rate Forecast

Chapter II. Mini LED Backlight Display Development Trend
- Mini LED Backlight Display Product Overview
- Product Positioning Analysis- Display Effect
- Product Positioning Analysis- Reliability
- Product Positioning Analysis- Cost Competitiveness
- Mini LED Applications- Cost Analysis of Different Display Light Sources for Tablet
- Mini LED Applications- Tablet Backlight Display Cost Analysis
- Mini LED Applications- Tablet Backlight Display Shipment Volume and Competitiveness Analysis
- Mini LED Applications- Cost Analysis of Different Display Light Sources for NB
- Mini LED Applications- NB Backlight Display Cost Analysis
- Mini LED Applications- NB Backlight Display Shipment Volume and Competitiveness Analysis
- Mini LED Applications- Cost Analysis of Different Display Light Sources for MNT
- Mini LED Applications- MNT Backlight Display Cost Analysis (Passive Matrix)
- Mini LED Applications- MNT Backlight Display Cost Analysis (Active Matrix)
- Mini LED Applications- MNT Backlight Display Shipment Volume and Competitiveness Analysis
- Mini LED Applications- Cost Analysis of Different Display Light Sources for Automotive Display
- Mini LED Applications- Automotive Backlight Display Cost Analysis
- Mini LED Applications- Automotive Backlight Display Shipment Volume and Competitiveness Analysis
- Mini LED Applications- Cost Analysis of Different Display Light Sources for TV
- Mini LED Applications- TV Backlight Display Cost Analysis (Passive Matrix)
- Mini LED Applications- TV Backlight Display Cost Analysis (Active Matrix)
- Mini LED Applications- TV Backlight Display Shipment Volume and Competitiveness Analysis


Chapter III. Mini LED Self-emitting Display Development Trend
- Mini LED Self-emitting Display Product Overview
- Mini LED Applications- LED Digital Display Cost Analysis
- Mini LED Applications- LED Digital Display Shipment Volume and Competitiveness Analysis

Chapter IV. Mini LED Component Supply Chain and Challenges
- Mini LED Technology Process Overview
- LED Light Source Development Trend
- Mini LED Self-emitting Packaging Type Classification
- Mini LED Backlight Packaging Type Classification
- Manufacturing process of Mini LED component technology
- Mini LED- LED Chip Process Cost Analysis
- Analysis on Mini LED component technology and its challenges
- Analysis on Mini LED packaging technology and its challenges
- Analysis on Mini LED component supply chain
- Analysis on major Mini LED epitaxy and chip suppliers- Epistar
- Analysis on major Mini LED epitaxy and chip suppliers- San’an Optoelectronics
- Analysis on major Mini LED epitaxy and chip suppliers- HC Semitek
- Analysis on major Mini LED epitaxy and chip suppliers- Lextar
- Analysis on major Mini LED epitaxy and chip suppliers- Seoul Semiconductor
- Analysis on major Mini LED packagers- Everlight
- Analysis on major Mini LED packagers-ProLite Opto
- Analysis on major Mini LED packagers- NationStar
- Analysis on major Mini LED packagers- Refond Optoelectronics
- Analysis on major Mini LED packagers- Harvatek
- Mini LED Probing and Sorting Technology Bottleneck Analysis
- Mini LED Probing and Sorting Supply Chain Analysis
- Analysis on Mini LED SMT technology key players- SAULTECH
- Analysis on Mini LED SMT technology key players- YTEC
- Analysis on Mini LED SMT technology key players- FitTech

Chapter V. Mini LED SMT technology supply chain and challenges
- Mini LED SMT technology process
- Mini LED- SMT Processing Cost Analysis
- Analysis on bottlenecks of Mini LED SMT technologies
- Analysis on Mini LED SMT transfer supply chain
- Analysis on Mini LED SMT technology key players- ASM
- Analysis on Mini LED SMT technology key players- K&S
- Analysis on Mini LED SMT technology key players- Rohinni
- Analysis on Mini LED SMT technology key players- CyberOptics
- Analysis on Mini LED SMT technology key players- TSMT
- Analysis on Mini LED SMT technology key players- Yenrich Technology

Chapter VI. Mini LED Drive and Backplane Technology Bottleneck and Supply Chain Analysis
- Mini LED Drive and Backplane Technology Flow
- Mini LED PCB Process Cost Analysis
- Mini LED Drive IC Cost Analysis
- Mini LED Passive Matrix Classification
- Mini LED Drive Technology Bottleneck Analysis
- Mini LED Drive Technology Supply Chain Analysis
- Mini LED Drive Technology Manufacturer Analysis- Macroblock (Self-emitting Application)
- Mini LED Drive Technology Manufacturer Analysis- Macroblock (Backlight Application)
- Mini LED Drive Technology Manufacturer Analysis- CHIPONE
- Mini LED Drive Technology Manufacturer Analysis- Backlight- Novatek
- Mini LED Drive Technology Manufacturer Analysis- Backlight- Parade
- Mini LED Backplane Technology Bottleneck Analysis
- Advantages of Mini LED with PCB Backplane
- Challenges of Mini LED with PCB Backplane
- Advantages of Mini LED with Glass Backplane
- Challenges of Mini LED with Glass Backplane
- Mini LED Backplane Technology
- Mini LED Driver Backplane Technology Trend
- Mini LED Backplane Technology Supply Chain Analysis
- Mini LED Backplane Technology Manufacturer Analysis- PCB Manufacturer- Uniflex
- Mini LED Backplane Technology Manufacturer Analysis- Panel Manufacturer- AUO
- Mini LED Backplane Technology Manufacturer Analysis- Panel Manufacturer- Innolux
- Mini LED Backplane Technology Manufacturer Analysis- Panel Manufacturer- BOE
- Mini LED Backplane Technology Manufacturer Analysis- Panel Manufacturer- CSOT
- Mini LED Backplane Technology Manufacturer Analysis- Panel Manufacturer- Tianma

Chapter VII. Mini LED Regional Manufacturers’Layout and Competition Situation Analysis

- Mini LED Backlight Supply Chain Analysis
- Global Main Mini LED Makers’Supply Chain Analysis
- Regional Manufacturers Development Dynamics Analysis--Taiwan Makers
- Regional Makers’Development Dynamics Analysis--Mainland Chinese Makers
- Regional Makers’Development Dynamics Analysis--Japanese and Korean Makers
- Regional Makers’Development Dynamics Analysis--Euramerican Makers

Chapter VIII. Analysis on Development Dynamics of Mini LED Key Makers
- List of Display Technologies in Brand Makers’ Products-Apple
- Analysis on Mini LED Development Dynamics of Brand Makers-Apple
- Mini LED Supply Chains of Brand Makers-Apple
- List of Display Technologies in Brand Makers’ Products--Samsung
- Analysis on Development Dynamics of Brand Makers--Samsung
- Mini LED Supply Chains of Brand Makers--Samsung
- List of Display Technologies in Brand Makers’ Products-LG
- Analysis on Development Dynamics of Brand Makers-LG
- Mini LED Supply Chains of Brand Makers-LG

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