May 18, 2017

According to China Daily, BOE started producing flexible OLEDs at the company's new 6-Gen fab in Chengdu. BOE's new fab has a capacity of 45,000 monthly substrates - enough to make around 90 million smartphone sized AMOLEDs annually. It's likely that BOE only started pilot production currently, as earlier estimates were that full production will only begin towards the end of 2017.

Flexible AMOLED prototype (BOE, Chengdu fab)

According to the report the total investment in this new fab will reach $6.75 billion - higher than earlier reports of around $3 billion (more on this below).

BOE is the second company in China to launch flexible OLED production. In April 2017 TianMa announced that it has started to produce both rigid and flexible OLEDs at its 6-Gen LTPS AMOLED fab in Wuhan.

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