China-based OLED microdisplay developer Lakeside Optoelectronics (also known as Lakeside Lightning Semiconductor) announced that it is progressing with its 12-inch OLED microdisplay production line project in Yixing (Wuxi). The building itself is nearly complete, with the last floor concrete poured in.
The new fab will have a capacity of 7,000 monthly 12-inch substrates, and should enter production in October 2025. The company also plans a 2nd phase which will double its capacity and enable it to produce around 10 million OLED microdisplays per year.
Lakeside was established in 2017, and currently has an 8-inch pilot line in Changzhou. Lakeside is collaborating with US-based Lightning Silicon Technology (Kopin). The company is one of several emerging OLED microdisplay companies in China, that plan to enter mass production in the coming years to cater for the future AR/VR microdisplay market. Our upcoming OLED Toolbox will provide more details on Lakeside's production lines and plans, and all on other microdisplay production lines.