Samsung Display is developing hybrid QD-OLED TV technology, and according to estimates, the company aims to begin trial production in 2019. It is also estimated that Samsung has several challenges to overcome, but according to new reports from Digitimes, Samsung is aiming to start installing equipment for the new fab as early as December 2018.

QD-OLED stack scheme (DSCC, Oct-2018)

The new fab will begin operation in the second half of 2019 - pilot production at first which will be expanded to full scale mass production. The new fab will be built in Samsung's L8 LCD production line in Asan, and will take over one of the two lines currently in operation at the fab. Samsung's initial production capacity will be around 25,000 monthly G8 substrates.

Digitimes also details the equipment Samsung has chosen for the new fab. AP Systems will deliver the TFE encapsulation, LLO, ELA and more. Woni IPS will supply the PECVD machines and the blue OLED emitters will be deposited using Canon Tokki evaporation machines. The QD materials will be printed using ink -jet printers produced by Kateeva.

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