What you need to know
- TSMC is now rumored to be working on micro OLED displays for Apple's AR headset.
- The company is also working on micro-LED displays for Apple as well.
As reported by Nikkei Asia, Apple has partnered with TSMC to develop micro OLED displays at the chipmaker's facility in Taiwan. Sources familiar with the matter say that the displays being worked on are planned to be used on Apple's upcoming augmented reality devices.
The micro OLED project is now at the trial production stage, sources said, and it will take several years to achieve mass production. The displays under development are less than 1 inch in size.
According to one source, those who have been hired to work on the project sign a very strict non-disclosure agreement.
Eric Chiou, a display analyst at TrendForce, says that since the technology is in its early stages of development "it is not likely Apple could immediately introduce its self-developed technology into its first AR products in one to two years."
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