JOLED to establish a $161 million OLED research and production facility in Japan

According to a report from Japan, JOLED is set to establish a new OLED research facility in Japan's Ishikawa Prefecture in a $161 investment. The facility will include a pilot line that will be able to produce samples by the end of 2016, and the facility will also evolve into a mass production fab that will begin production by 2018 (this will require, of course, a much larger investment).

JOLED is mainly targeting medium sized (10 to 30 inch displays) to be used in tablets, laptops and monitors. JOLED is reportedly in talks with Apple regarding a possible iPad AMOLED supply agreement. This new report from Japan actually suggests that Apple aims to team up with both LGD and JOLED for a tablet OLED supply agreement - with LG Display to start supplying tablet OLEDs at the end of 2016 and JOLED To join when the new facility is ready in 2018.

JOLED was launched in August 2014 by Japan Display (JDI) together with Sony, Panasonic and the INCJ - focusing at first on OLEDs for tables, laptops and signage). JOLED will take over all of JDI's OLED efforts.

Posted: Aug 06,2015 by Ron Mertens