Apple acquires micro-LED display company LuxVue Technologies

Apple has apparently acquired LuxVue Technologies, a company focused on developing micro-LED displays. LuxVue, which until now has maintained a low profile, last year filed for several patents regarding micro-LED technologies. One investor in the company claimed that the company had achieved a "technical breakthrough" in display technology. While Apple did not outright confirm the purchase, when asked, they responded that Apple buys smaller companies regularly, and doesn't go into details on their plans.

It's likely that Apple wants to use LuxVue's technology for more energy-efficient displays on their mobile devices. Micro-LEDs have the potential to improve battery life without compromising screen quality. And while this technology would undoubtedly be useful in a future iPhone, it would be far more meaningful for a smaller device, like the iWatch. Whatever shape that device ends up taking, battery life will be of vital importance, both to Apple and its customers. LuxVue's display technology, combined with technology developed from Apple's purchase of Passif Semiconductor, could help produce a device with a colorful touchscreen that still has good battery life.

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Source: TechCrunch, MacRumors

Joseph Keller

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