A report published via Nikkei Asia indicated a new collaboration between Apple and TSMC to manufacture specially developed OLED screens to support devices dedicated to augmented and virtual reality, as Apple is now testing the new device at its Longtan Science Park facility located in the same site as TSMC.
According to the report, it is decided that Apple will manufacture OLED panels for virtual and augmented reality devices using TSMC equipment dedicated to manufacturing chips, so Apple and TSMC will not need to invest huge funds for research and development.
Apple also plans to integrate OLED panels directly into the chip in order to improve the efficiency of the devices, and also provide more space within virtual reality devices and augmented reality for other configurations.
It is noteworthy that the report indicated that Apple has appointed the best AU Optronics experts to develop these screens, with the team working to develop a distinctive 1-inch screen.
On the other hand, the report indicated that Apple has started working with Epistar to develop microLED screens to support the company’s versions of smart watches, iPads, and also MacBooks.