Industry research institutions estimate that if Micro LED to fully replace the existing liquid crystal display (LCD) components, including backlight modules, LCD, polarizing plate, Micro LED potential market size of up to 300 to 40 billion US dollars (910 billion ~ 1.2 Trillion dollars).
The news means that Guo Dong hope to less than 1 billion Taiwan dollars to buy eLux, focusing on 5 to 10 years after the gradual emergence of the scale of NT dollars on the global Micro LED market.
Japan's Sharp announced today that it will acquire 31.8% of eLux's shares for $ 7 million ($ 211 million) and expose Hong Kong's subsidiary, CyberNet will hold 45.45% of its shares and 13.64% Holding 9.09%.
On Friday night, Hon Hai had issued a re-announcement that CyberNet Venture Capital, a subsidiary, would acquire a 37% stake in eLux for $ 10 million for the purpose of "developing new business".
This year Apple iPhone 8 OLED panel will be exclusive supply from South Korea, exclusive orders up to 100 billion Taiwan dollars, so Apple has long been the layout of Micro LED technology if the successful production, will mean Samsung Electronics billion billions of dollars of OLED orders, 2018 years later Will face a great risk.
On the other hand, currently living in the global OLED panel technology and production capacity leading Korean Samsung, has long been the layout Micro LED.
South Korea's news media Korea Herald reported that Taiwan's informed sources, Samsung Electronics to display the next generation of display technology Micro LED, to be invested about 150 million US dollars (nearly 46 billion Taiwan dollars), bought specifically to develop the technology of Taiwan's new company neptunium Creative Technology (PlayNitride).
However, Neptune Technology Chairman Li Yunli has clarified that Samsung did not acquire the company.
At that time, Samsung reported that Samsung might plan to use Neptune's Micro LED technology for virtual reality (VR) products and to develop next-generation high-definition TVs.