US GaN microLED startup joins Silicon Catalyst

US GaN microLED startup joins Silicon Catalyst

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By Nick Flaherty

US startup Q-Pixel has joined Silicon Catalyst deeptech accelerator in the race to develop microLED displays using GaN.

Q-Pixel has developed a single microLED pixel that can be tuned across the full colour spectrum rather than requiring three pixels (red, green, and blue) to achieve a full colour display for higher resolution and more brightness with less power consumption and lower cost. 

Earlier this year, Q-Pixel demonstrated the highest microLED density in the world with a 5000 pixels per inch (PPI) display, surpassing the current world record of 2000 PPI held by ITRI of Taiwan. This uses a 4 micro pixel built with gallium nitride (GaN) using a metal-organic chemical vapour deposition MOCVD process.

Silicon Catalyst has an ecosystem in the US and the UK with in-kind and strategic partners that reduce the cost of development along with a network of experienced advisors that coach and connect startup entrepreneurs to help early-stage semiconductor hardware companies address the challenges of moving from idea to realization while simultaneously de-risking the companies for investors.

Several UK companies such as Plessey, IQE, Porotech and Kubos Semiconductor are also developing microLED display technology using GaN.

“Q-Pixel is delighted to join Silicon Catalyst as a Portfolio Company. We expect their extensive ecosystem will help us engage with customers and build a profitable business around our technology,” said J.C. Chen, co-founder and CEO of Q-Pixel. 

“I’m very pleased to welcome Q-Pixel into Silicon Catalyst,” stated Nick Kepler, Silicon Catalyst COO, “We are impressed with the company’s vision and progress. Our comprehensive ecosystem of Advisors, Strategic and In-Kind Partners, and investors look forward to helping them on their journey to deliver innovative products to their target markets.”


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