Meta will cooperate with South Korean component manufacturers SK Hynix e LG Display to develop gods MicroOLED. The American company will take care of the chip manufacturer, while SK will take care of the wafer and LG of the OLED panel.
Meta will produce MicroOLED with LG Display and SK Hynix
LG has signed a cooperation with the South Korean memory chip maker SK Hynix, for the development and production of MicroOLEDs. And it looks like SK Hynix is close to a deal with Metaaccording to reports from The Elec.
Meta should design the chip, SK Hynix will produce the wafer and LG Display it will handle the final stage where the OLED is deposited onto the wafer and then cut to become a MicroOLED panel.
MicroOLED panels are OLED panels made from silicon wafers instead of glass or plastic substrates. This makes them thinner and smaller while still having ultra high definition resolution. What it takes for i mixed reality (XR) devices, an area on which Meta focuses heavily.
Meta has no manufacturing facilities, so it will leverage SK Hynix’s foundries and LG Display’s factories to produce these headsets. A bit like Apple or Google do when they talk about “homemade” chips: Meta will take care of the designrelying on other companies for production.
It appears that SK Hynix will use its M10 wafer line in South Korea to produce the MicroOLED wafers. The capacity of this factory is 100,000 12-inch wafers per month, 30,000 per month between 2025 and 2026 to be reserved for MicroOLED wafer production using its legacy 28nm or 45nm nodes.
This novelty will allow Meta to launch more headsets for the metaverse, investing even more in this solution.