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 restructuring to focus on OLEDs as there is "no future for the smartphone panel business without OLED".
Over the last few years JDI unveiled several AMOLED prototypes, including a 5.2" Full-HD (423 PPI) WRGB LTPS panel. The company announced plans to build a pilot AMOLED production line in its Ishikawa Plant.
In August 2014 JDI, together with Sony, Panasonic and Japan's INCJ, launched JOLED as a separate company to handle OLED development. In early 2016 JDI announced plans to commence AMOLED mass production by 2018. In December 2016 JDI raised $635 million from INCJ to grow its OLED program with aims to start mass production in 2019. Parts of these funds were supposed to increase JDI's stake at JOLED but this plan was halted later in 2017.