New reports suggest that Samsung delays its QD-OLED TV production plans

In February 2019 it was reported that Samsung Display will hold an investment review committee on April 2019 to decide whether to go ahead with plans to start producing QD-OLED TV panels - and then commence mass production by the end of 2020.

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

According to a new report from China, Samsung will indeed go ahead with its QD-OLED production plans, but at a slower pace than was first estimated. Samsung will only begin trial production towards the end of 2020, with real mass production on a new 10-Gen line only at around 2023.

In addition, the report says that that Samsung has decided to convert a 8-Gen line (and not a 8.5-Gen as was first suggested) which means that Samsung will concentrate on 55" or smaller sizes (as the 8-Gen line is not large enough for efficient 65" production) which will make it difficult to compete with lower-cost LCDs. Samsung is said to also prototype 77" QD-OLEDs, though, which is a bit confusing.

Posted: May 12,2019 by Ron Mertens