MicroLED Canadian startup VueReal raises $10.5M in Series A funding

March 09, 2018 // By Julien Happich
VueReal Inc. has announced the initial closing of its $10.5 million (USD) Series A funding led by the venture arm of a large Asian company and a leading North American vendor focused on startups with emerging technology.

The company plans to use the funding to accelerate the development of micro-LED technologies by expanding its team and launching an advanced micro-device development and characterization centre.

“We are inspired by the confidence placed in us by our investors as VueReal drives high-performance, super low-power micro-LED displays that are cost competitive with other technologies used in smartphones and mid-to-large-size display applications,” said Reza Chaji, CEO and founder of VueReal in a company statement. “The significant cost reduction is the result of VueReal’s proprietary sub-10 micrometer, high-efficiency micro-LEDs, along with our patented mass transfer process.”

VueReal also announced it is collaborating with technology enablers including Veeco Instruments Inc., a leading innovator of epitaxy tools and semiconductor equipment. Together with industry partners like Veeco, VueReal has developed key technologies and proprietary processes that solve many of the issues associated with manufacturing today’s micro-LEDs to deliver tomorrow’s ultimate displays.

“On the technology front, we look forward to continuing our joint development work using Veeco’s expertise to provide technical breakthroughs that advance the micro-LED display industry,” added Dr. Chaji.

“Veeco has consistently proven technical superiority especially in the development of high-quality red, green and blue (RGB) epitaxy to meet device efficiency, uniformity and yield requirements for micro-LEDs,” explained Ajit Paranjpe, Ph.D., chief technology officer, Veeco Instruments Inc. “Veeco continues to take on tough technical challenges as we partner with developers like VueReal working on emerging technologies. We are excited that our collaboration will accelerate the adoption of micro-LED displays.”

VueReal – www.vuereal.com

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