Visteon microZone™ Display Technology Proves an Innovative OLED Alternative
- Optimized for automotive: microZone™ is first display technology to offer premium optical performance without sacrificing reliability or lifespan
- North American OEM selects microZone™ for new large, high-quality display solution in its premium and performance vehicles
- MicroZone’s™ modular solution went from concept to customer execution in approximately one year
VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich., June 29, 2021 – Visteon Corporation (NASDAQ: VC) today announced a new business win with a North America OEM for its microZone™ display technology. The award is for a multi-display system that will be featured in multiple premium and performance vehicles expected to launch in 2024. The new business comes just one year after the technology’s public debut at CES in 2020.
Our new microZone solution offers a richer overall viewing experience that cannot be matched today by other technologies. MicroZone uses proprietary and patent-pending technology to deliver exceptional optical performance while meeting challenging automotive requirements.
MicroZone technology is a first of its kind in the industry and is an innovative choice beyond organic light-emitting diode (OLED) for automotive applications. Visteon developed microZone to address the industry demand for a high-quality display that delivers a premium experience, while meeting stringent automotive-specific requirements.
MicroZone offers OEMs a high-dynamic range display solution with a longer lifespan and low-power consumption and lower cost than OLED systems. Based on mature LCD technology, microZone is considered the first automotive display to achieve superior optical performance without sacrificing vehicle reliability, having passed rigorous automotive qualification requirements. Built to deliver lifelike imaging equal to consumer mobile devices, microZone’s wide color gamut reproduces a greater range of the visible color spectrum, and the contrast ratio is 65-70 times higher than typical LCD screens.
Visteon designed microZone to accelerate the development and commercialization of more energy-efficient, cost-effective digital display solutions. MicroZone’s lower power consumption is especially important for automakers looking for ways to reduce the electricity needed to operate cockpit systems without compromising color contrast, quality and brightness – especially in the emerging electrical vehicle market.
This win positions microZone as a serious player in the large quality vehicle display market, according to Sharif. The microZone business was among $1.8 billion in new business wins for Visteon during the first quarter of 2021.
Visteon’s microZone display technology offers vehicle manufacturers a very good alternative to evaluate in addition to OLED. By promptly converting this technology into a business win so soon after announcing it, we have demonstrated how quickly Visteon’s innovative new product solutions can become available to automakers.
Visteon is a technology leader in automotive electronics dedicated to creating a more enjoyable, connected and safe driving experience. Our platforms leverage proven, scalable hardware and software solutions that enable the digital, electric and autonomous evolution of our global automotive customers. Visteon products align with key industry trends and include digital instrument clusters, displays, Android-based infotainment systems, domain controllers, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and battery management systems. The company is headquartered in Van Buren Township, Michigan, and has approximately 10,000 employees at more than 40 facilities in 18 countries. Visteon reported sales of approximately $2.5 billion and booked $4.6 billion of new business in 2020. Learn more at https://www.visteon.com/newsroom/.