David Su, CEO
It has indeed been an exhilarating ride for the display technology industry over the last decade. 40-foot video walls adding up to 5000 online participants and observers, bigger and wider screens offering a whole new level of theatrical experience, mass-produce MicroLED displays for applications ranging from TV, signage, monitors, laptops and smartphones; there are more and plenty of innovative offerings making far-reaching impacts across manifold industries. And quite imminently, there must be numerous solution providers behind these products who are providing the most viable tools and technologies to bring these transformative ideas into life. But there are hardly any companies taking strides as significant as that of Hsinchu-based Lextar Electronics—a global leader in opto-semiconductor solutions with a strategic advantage of integrating upper stream epitaxial, middle stream chip, downstream package and modules.
The company is an innovator of an expansive range of product applications, which include: LCD backlights, automotive, 3D/2D sensing, UV, RGB display and lighting as well. They provide optoelectronic components, modules and design service to customers across Europe, Japan, American and China. Powered by a top research and development team on T.E.M.O. (Thermal. Electrical. Mechanical. Optical) vertical integration technology with over 2,000 patents worldwide, the company distinctly acts as a one-stop shop for optoelectronics technology solutions and services.
Lately, the company has unveiled a full series of I-Mini Blue LED backlighting products adopting 3 key technologies including COB, DOB and mini lens array. They can be applied to TV, monitor, laptop, automotive display and chartplotters, with some of them mass produced and delivered to customers.
As the first firm to mass produce Mini LED backlights back in 2018, the company is solidifying its position as a leading backlight manufacturer by presenting four new-generation I-Mini products, demonstrating its technology capabilities from LED chip, packaging, driver design to optical modules. Lextar’s cutting-edge I-Mini backlights adopt COB (Chip on Board) technology, directly implant its in-house flip-chip mini LED chips on the light board, which can realize ultra-thin panel design of zero OD (Optical Distance). Adjacently, the DOB (Driver on Board) technology integrates the driver IC and microcontroller (MCU) on the light board for multi-zone control.
Alongside, Lextar’s new multi-channel driver IC increases the number of backlight control areas by 5 times to more than 1,000 zones, therefore the number of ICs can be reduced by 50 percent, causing the display to achieve a high contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1. Furthermore, equipped with the latest mini lens array technology, I-Mini can achieve wide beam angle (greater than 160 degrees) and high light extraction rate, increasing the panel brightness to 1600 nits, which is three times the brightness of the traditional panel. Overall, these three technologies of COB, DOB, and mini lens array bring out the advantages of Lextar’s vertical integration, while unveiling the key benefits of the new generation mini LED products.
Besides, Lextar always ensures that apart from business solutions and services, the company leaves a lasting contribution to the society as well. In order to provide educational benefactions to rural schoolchildren, Lextar has organized the Lighting and Learning Project. This project is set to enable school-library makeovers in outlying rural communities. The company has already reached out to Chulin Branch of Garden Elementary School, along with Mekarang, Emei, Hsinle and GingPing elementary schools. With Lextar’s donations, the libraries and classrooms were renovated, and reinstalling luminaires with energy-saving LED tubes now create a brighter, more delighting and reader-friendly environment for the rural schoolchildren. On that note, Lextar wants to ride high on its technological prowess to steer businesses and the society, towards a far brighter future!