In March 2014, Universal Display announced they signed an evaluation agreement with China's BOE Display. Yesterday UDC announced that it signed an expanded evaluation agreement with BOE. UDC will broaden its collaboration with BOE and supply additional phosphorescent OLED (PHOLED) materials for display applications.
BOE Technology Chairman, Wang Dongsheng, says that the company hopes to push forward OLED development together with UDC and other partners. BOE has a Gen-8.5 pilot fab in Hefei in which they produced the 55" 4K OLED TV sample shown last month. Hopefully this pilot line will be the precursor of a real Gen-8.5 AMOLED fab.
BOE is also constructing an 5.5-Gen LTPS LCD/AMOLED line in Ordos for small/medium AMOLED displays. BOE hopes to be able to produce flexible OLEDs at that fab in the future.