Is Foxconn aiming to start flexible OLED production by 2016?

In the past couple of years, several reports claimed that China's Hon Hai Precision Industry, or Foxconn, is starting to develop OLED displays, with the latest one being a rather confusing one about an 8.5-Gen LTPS fab in Taiwan.

An article from Japan now says that Foxconn is developing 5" flexible OLED displays, with first samples shipping by 2016, and limited low-scale production slated for 2016 as well. Foxconn is one of Apple's major suppliers.

In 2013, by the way, Foxconn was said to establish an OLED R&D center in Japan with an aim to start AMOLED panel production in 2015. This R&D center was supposedly being launched in collaboration with Sharp's Sakai Display Product (SDP) - which is jointly operated by Foxconn and Sharp.

Posted: Jan 05,2015 by Ron Mertens