The Solid State Lighting (SSL) source industry is nowadays at a crossroads between an LED industry that has reached a critical size, but is now mature and lacks strong market dynamics, and a laser diode industry that is booming but still emerging and proliferating, in terms of application/technology landscape. In this context, 2 major technologies are seen as potential “creators” of new killer applications: MicroLEDs and VCSELs. While MicroLEDs can revolutionize display applications, VCSELs have the potential to allow development of breakthrough features for smartphones. And whereas VCSELs have already started to make their way, MicroLEDs still suffer from technological barriers. So what’s needed to unlock the microLED market? And what does the future hold for the VCSEL? Those are the questions we’ll try to answer.
Pars Mukish holds a master degree in Materials Science & Polymers (ITECH - France) and a master degree in Innovation & Technology Management (EM Lyon - France). Since 2015, Pars has taken on responsibility for developing SSL and Display activities activities as Business Unit Manager at Yole Développement (Yole). Pars is part of the Photonics, Sensing & Display division at Yole. Previously, he has worked as Marketing Analyst and Techno-Economic Analyst for several years at the CEA (French Research Center).