BOE signs a framework agreement for a $6.87 billion Gen-6 AMOLED fab in Sichuan

BOE Technology announced that it signed a framework agreement with the Miangyang government in Sichaun to establish a Gen-6 (1500 × 1850 mm) flexible AMOLED fab. Total investment in this fab is estimated at 46.5 billion yuan ($6.87 billion USD).

BOE says that the fab's capacity will be 48,000 substrates per month, and it will be used to produce small to medium sized flexible OLEDs, mainly for mobile phones. BOE aims to start construction in the second quarter of 2017 and mass production will begin in 2019.

BOE Display is currently producing AMOLED displays at its 5.5-Gen LTPS OLED fab in Ordos. In BOE was struggling with low yields for a while, but these issues have been overcome and the company is now mass producing panels. A report in July 2016 stated that BOE is supplying 5.5" FHD AMOLED display to Xiaomi's Redmi Pro smartphone (the main supplier for this phone is EverDisplay and BOE is the secondary supplier).

In May 2016 BOE Display demonstrated several new AMOLED prototypes - including a 4.35" bendable and foldable OLED displays. The bendable panels offer a resolution of 1120x480 (HWVGA, 280 PPI) and a bending radius of 15 mm. The brightness is 350 nits. The color gamut is 100% NTSC. The foldable panels are the same - except the bending radius is much smaller at 5 mm.

BOE 9.95-inch flexible transparent OLED prototype

In June 2015 BOE Demonstrated larger flexible OLEDs - including a 9.55" 640x432 transparent flexible panels and a 4.8" 480x800 panel.

Posted: Oct 31,2016 by Ron Mertens