OLED display producers

AU Optronics

Taiwan's AUO (AU Optronics) was formed in 2001, by the merger of Acer Display and Unipac Optoelectronics. Later in 2006 AUO merged with Quanta Display. AUO is one of the world's largest producers of LCDs.

In 2006 AUO became the world's first AMOLED producer but in 2007 the company decided to shift focus back to LCD, and stopped investing in OLEDs.

BOE Display

BOE Display, founded in 1993 in Beijing China, is one of the world's leading display maker, producing both LCDs and OLEDs. BOE also produces LCD backlighting units and solar panels.

BOE has been producing small glass-based OLEDs for some time, but the company's focus is currently in flexible and foldable OLEDs. In October 2017 BOE started to produce flexible OLED displays at its first flexible OLED line, the Chengdu B7 6-Gen fab. The annual capacity of the B7 line, when complete and at 100% yields, will be 45,000 monthly 6-Gen substrates, or about 90 million smartphone OLEDs

BOE Flexible AMOLED prototype photo

eMagin corporation

eMagin logo neweMagin is engaged in the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of OLED microdisplays. eMagin's traditional markets are the defense and industry ones, but the company is also targeting the consumer VR and AR markets with its latest microdisplays. eMagin is a public company (NYSE AMERICAN:EMAN).

eMagin is developing high-end OLED microdisplays, and in early 2017 started shipping 2k x 2k displays. eMagin is also developing direct-emission OLED microdisplays. In 2023, eMagin was acquired by Samsung Display.

EverDisplay Optronics

EverDisplay Optronics logoEverDisplay Optronics (also known as Hehui Optoelectroics, and EDO), established in Shanghai, China in 2012, is an AMOLED display producer.

Everdisplay started mass producing AMOLED displays towards the end of 2014 in a 4.5-Gen line with a monthly capacity of 20,000 substrates (EDO was China's first AMOLED maker). Since then the company added its second production fab, a 6-Gen flexible AMOLED line in Shanghai.

EDO is producing panels for wearables, smartphones, laptops, VR devices and more. Many of EDO's displays are available in the OLED marketplace.


Innolux was established in 2009 in taiwan as a merger between Innolux, CMO and TPO. Both TPO and CMO had OLED subsidiaries. The company was known as Chimei Innolux up until October 2012 when it decided to change its name back to Innolux.

CMO's OLED subsidiary was called Chi Mei EL Corporation (CMEL) and was producing AMOLED displays until the merger (the company was producing panels up to 7.6" in size). TPO was developing small (3-4 inch€) AMOLED displays but did not reach mass production and faced technical difficulties.

In 2017 Taiwan-based Innolux started to produce its first flexible AMOLED display, a round 1.39" 400x400 (287 PPI) panel - although the company's OLED production capacity is very limited. The company's OLED program is no longer in focus.

Japan Display

Japan Display (JDI) is a small/medium display maker, formed in September 2011 by the merger of Sony's, Toshiba's and Hitachi's display businesses and funded by Japan's government fund Innovation Network Corporation (INCJ), which holds 70% of the shares.

JDI considers OLEDs to be the core technology of the next generation small size and medium size displays, and in 2017 the company announced that it is going to perform a "last-chance" restructuring to focus on OLEDs as there is "no future for the smartphone panel business without OLED".


Kopin logoUS-based Kopin Corporation is a developer of microdisplays and other components for wearable devices.

In December 2016 Kopin announced it is developing OLED microdisplays, and the company since introduced several OLED microdisplays (the first ones were 1" 2Kx2K and 0.49" 1280x720) and announced several design wins.

Kopin signed agreements with OLiGHTEK and with BOE's JV with OLiGHTEK for the production of its OLED microdisplays, but later started working with Lakaeside Optoelectronics.

In early 2023 Kopin spun-off its OLED business unit to Lightning Silicon Technology.


KT&T was established in 2020 as a spin-off from INT Tech, to commercialize its OLED microdisplay technology, following INT Tech's $143 million OLED fab in the city of Taizhou in Zhejiang province, China.

In 2022, KT&T introduced its first microdisplays, based on its own UNEEDXR technology that enables ultra-high pixel densities on either TFT or silicon backplanes. The company's technology is based on RGB structure, without color filters, to achieve high brightness (up to 12,000 nits) and low power consumption.

Following several rounds of investments, KT&T became an independent company, and INT Tech is still a major shareholder.


Kunshan Mengxian

Kunshan Mengxian Electric (also known as Qingyue Optical) was established in 2020 in China with plans to produce OLED microdisplays. The company is owned by Qingyue, a PMOLED producer that was spun-off in 2021 from OLED maker Visionox.

In 2020, Kunshan Mengxian announced its plans for a $55 million OLED microdisplay line, in Kunshan, Jiangsu province. The company is looking to produce direct-emission RGB OLED microdisplays.

Lightning Silicon Technology

Lightning Silicon Technology was established in early 2023 as a semi-spin-off from Kopin, to develop and supply advanced OLED microdisplays to consumer AR and VR markets. The company licensed Kopin's technology. Kopin holds 20% in Lightning Silicon.

Lightning Silicon is a fabless company and has an agreement with China-based Lakeside Lightning Semiconductor.


Metaways (also called Zhejiang Hongxi Technology) is an OLED microdisplay producer based in China. 

Metaways is building a 12-inch microdisplay production line in Yiwu City, Zhejiang province, and is developing high-end OLED microdisplays, including a 1.4" 4K product.