REVOLUTIONARY BREAKTHROUGH FOR THE DISPLAY INDUSTRY
January 29, 2018 | Press release
Nanowire LED Innovator Aledia Announces €30 ($36M) Million Series-C Financing
June 18, 2015 | Press release
Nanowire LED Innovator Aledia Completes $31 Million Series B Financing
Display technologies are the window through which we interface to today's and tomorrow's virtual and connected world. There is an explosion of demand for new mobile display technologies that improve on the performance of current OLED, LCD and LCOS technologies for applications such as virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality and heads-up displays, as well as existing direct-view displays such as for smartphones, smart watches, tablets and laptops. Large opportunities exist also in the emerging market for next-generation automobiles. Founded in 2011, Aledia is at the forefront of a revolution that will introduce new display technologies offering greater battery life, outdoors readability, improved image quality and high resolution, while being mass-manufacturable at low cost.
Aledia develops and manufactures an LED (light-emitting diode) display technology based on a unique 3D architecture using gallium-nitride (GaN)-on-silicon nanowires (WireLED™). This technology enables large size, highly efficient, ultra-bright, and high-resolution displays for applications ranging from today's smartwatches, smartphones, laptops, and TVs, to tomorrow's displays for virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR).
Made on standard silicon wafers, the light emitting part of the display has been designed to be manufacturable by any microelectronics foundry. It is developed on 200mm silicon wafers and is easily scalable to 300mm silicon substrates, giving high manufacturing yield even with monolithic display chips of several square centimeters, at a cost which is lower than for current LED pixelized products. This technology has the potential for introducing a major revolution in the display technologies.
ALEDIA is developing two major platforms for innovative displays, both based on the same patented, highly-regular, highly manufacturable, low-cost nanowire technology on large-area silicon substrates: