BOE to build a $8.8 billion flexible IT AMOLED production line in Chengdu

Back in April 2022 it was reported that BOE started planning a 8.5-Gen IT AMOLED Line, to target the laptop and tablet markets. Following some delays, the company has now officially announced it plans and is set to start constructing the new fab.

Asus ZenBook 17 Fold OLED photo

Asus ZenBook 17 Fold OLED (BOE panel)

BOE says that it will invest 63 billion Yuan (over $8.8 billion USD) to build the new fab in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China - where its first B7 6-Gen flexible AMOLED line is located as well. The new fab will use 2290x2620 glass substrates (which is usually referred to as 8.7-Gen) and will have a capacity of 32,000 monthly substrates. The fab will produce flexible and foldable AMOLEDs (on a polyimide substrate).

Read the full story Posted: Nov 29,2023

New OLED gadget: Honor 100 / 100 Pro

The Honor 100 and 100 Pro smartphones offer the same 6.78" 120Hz 2600 nits 1224x2700 AMOLED display. The 100 features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 chipset, up to 16 GB of RAM and up to 512 GB of storage. The Honor 100 Pro offers a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, up to 16 GB of RAM and up to 1 TB of storage.

The Honor 100 and 100 Pro are now shipping in China.

Read the full story Posted: Nov 28,2023

Japan Display progresses with its plans to produce eLEAP AMOLEDs in China, also looking into production in India

In 2022, Japan Display (JDI) announced that it has developed a "historic breakthrough in display technology" - a new OLED deposition process which they refer to as eLEAP, that is said to be cost effective and can be used to create freeform OLEDs that are brighter, more efficient, and longer lasting compared to OLEDs produced using mask evaporation (FMM).

Japan Display announced an agreement with China-based LCD maker HKC Corp to mass produce panels by 2025 in China, based on JDI's technology, but the plan was later cancelled, and JDI said it will establish its own factory in China. The company now says that it is progressing with its negotiations with the Wuhu Economic and Technological Development Zone (in Anhui Province), and the hope is to reach a final agreement will be reached by the end of the year. Interestingly, JDI also says that it is considering building an eLEAP AMOLED fab in India, but we do not have more details.

Read the full story Posted: Nov 26,2023 posts the results of its 10-month OLED and LCD display longevity tests posted an interesting article, detailing the results of their long-term (10-months) longevity tests on several OLED and LCD TVs and monitors. The test is simple - display a CNN feed constantly, and checking what happens. Note that CNN changed their logo a bit a few months into the test, but the team did not make any changes to the test itself.

As is expected, OLED monitors and TVs suffer from image retention problems, and the CNN logo is visible in some of these panels, when showing a gray screen. Some TVs suffer more than others. 

Read the full story Posted: Nov 25,2023

SGS awards Samsung's laptop OLED displays with its Green Mark for low levels of potential hazardous substrances

Evaluation services provider SGS has awarded Samsung Display's OLED laptop displays with its SGS Green Mark ECCS, HSA) following completion of a hazardous substance assessment.

SGS tested SDC's laptop OLEDs to precisely verify the presence of, and to quantify the volume of, over 300 hazardous substances of environmental concern which may be harmful to humans and the environment. This includes heavy metals, persistent organic pollutants and others. Samsung Display’s OLED panels performed well, achieving low levels, below the HSA testing threshold.

Read the full story Posted: Nov 21,2023

The OLED Toolbox: status and pre-orders starting now!

OLED-Info will soon be launching the new OLED Toolbox, which is now ready for pre-orders, with a special early-bird discount. 

New OLED-Info product matrix photo

The OLED Toolbox is expected to be released in January 2024. The toolbox will be a must-have information platform for companies in the display industry, and will include five different parts:

  • An information guide to OLED technologies, processes, the industry and the market
  • Market status and industry roadmaps
  • OLED technology, market and industry analysis and insights - written by Ron Mertens based on years of experience in the display industry 
  • Structured data (spreadsheets) on OLED production lines, devices with OLED displays, OLED producers, supply chain companies (with contact details) and more
  • In-depth articles by multiple industry experts illuminating various processes, materials, devices, analysis, insights and more
  • Brochures, presentations, catalogs and other content items contributed by industry players (display makers, supply chain companies, analysts and more)

 Updates on the latest status of the OLED Toolbox project will be given periodically, here's our first status report:

Read the full story Posted: Nov 20,2023