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. There are still many years before technology reaches 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 displays are not built on glass surfaces like the screens found in TVs and smartphones. Instead, it is built directly on top of particle boards, the substrates from which semiconductors are made. This means they are much thinner and smaller than traditional 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. Also, Apple and TSMC are 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 likely begin a few years later.