UBI: Samsung to increase its QD-OLED capacity by 50% by 2024

UBI Research says that Samsung Display has decided to increase its QD-OLED production capacity, from 30,000 monthly substrate to 45,000 - that's a 50% increase - by 2024.

Samsung Display QD-OLED panels at CES 2022

UBI also says that Samsung has updated its QD-OLED material stack (now called QM2), with an upgraded ETL green layer, and has started to recycle the waste materials in its production process.

Read the full story Posted: Jan 30,2023

ICCAS chooses Notion Systems' inkjet printing solution to research organic materials for display appllications

Industrial inkjet printing developer Notion Systems announced that is has been selected by the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICASS) for organic material R&D. Notion Systems worked together with its partner YixinTech as its system went through a long comparison against other inkjet printers in the market.

ICCAS is a multi-disciplinary research institute dedicated to basic research in broad fields of chemical sciences. One of its major research areas is organic materials for display applications.

Read the full story Posted: Jan 30,2023

LG Display reports a wide loss in Q4 2022 as demand for displays is low

LG Display reports its financial results for Q4 2022, with an operating loss of around $710 million USD (down from a profit of $350 million in Q4 2021). The company says that high inflation and interest rates reduce consumer demand and it sees weak demand and falling prices for both OLED and LCD displays.

LGD says that LCD prices are at an all time low, and the company will accelerate its plans to wind-down its LCD production. During the quarter, the portion of OLED displays out of its total revenues have risen over 50% for the first time. LG Display will also adjust its utilization rate at its OLED TV factories to meet the lower demand.

Read the full story Posted: Jan 27,2023

Samsung Display launches new OCTA 120Hz laptop OLED displays

Samsung Display announced that it is beginning to produce touch-enabled OLED displays for the laptop market. These panels will adopt the company's latest OCTA (on-cell touch) technology, and will support a 120Hz refresh rate and will offer a 3K resolution (the company did not detail the size).

Samsung Display's AMOLED displays for tablets and laptops photo

Samsung says that the first laptops to adopt the new panels will be Samsung's own 2023 Galaxxy Book notebooks, but the panels will also be offered to other laptop makers.

Read the full story Posted: Jan 24,2023

The Korean Government approves OLEDs as a national strategic technology to encourage more investments

As we reported a few days ago, The Korean government has officially designated five display technologies as "national strategic technologies", which gives tax breaks to display makers and developers.

The five display technologies include three specific display technologies - AMOLED, microLEDs and QD displays, in addition to deposition technologies materials and TFT equipment and materials. As strategic technologies, the government gives generous (30-50%, depending on the company size) tax credits for R&D and 8-16% tax credits for building production lines for materials, equipment or displays. The government is also considering increasing the tax credits for production lines up to 25%.

Read the full story Posted: Jan 21,2023

ETNews: Apple signs contracts to develop tablet and laptop OLEDs, gets ready for the first OLED iPad in 2024

Korea-based ETNews reports that Apple has finally committed to adopt OLED displays in future tablets and laptops, and the company has signed a contact with a "local OLED developer" (which means either Samsung Display or LG Dispaly) to develop four different OLED displays.

According to the report, Apple decided to adopt a 10.86" and 12.9" AMOLED displays for future iPad devices, and 14" and 16" displays for future MacBooks. The first OLED iPad will be released in 2024, while the first OLED MacBook will come later in 2026.

Read the full story Posted: Jan 21,2023