Royole logoRoyole was established in 2012 to develop novel display technologies and IP. Royole is constructing a $1.7 billion 5.5-Gen (45,000 monthly substrates) flexible AMOLED production facility in Shenzhen, China. The new fab is scheduled to begin operation in 2018.

In addition to the flexible display technology, Royole also develops VR headsets, and the company's first headset, the Royole Moon was launched in September 2016.

Royole is backed by several Banks and VC funds and has offices in California US and Shenzhen, China. In September 2017 Royole raised $800 million in its fourth financing round.

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The latest Royole news:

Royole launches a foldable smartphone/tablet developer device

US and China based Royole launched the world's first foldable OLED device - the FlexPai phone/tablet. The FlexPai has a 7.8" 1920x1440 (308 PPI) AMOLED display, when unfolded, The display folds outwards, and when folded the device has three different displays (front, back and spine).



Royole FlexPai developer device photo

Royole is now accepting pre-orders for the "Developer Mode" device, starting at $1318 for the 128GB model. The first devices will ship in late December 2018. The company said the device has passed bending, twisting and tension tests over 200,000 times, and the display is much more durable compared to current displays (as it is not covered by glass).

Video shows Royole's latest flexible, foldable and automotive OLEDs

Earlier this month, Royole demonstrated its latest technologies at IFA 2018 - including flexible and foldable AMOLED panels, a large automotive display and a phone/bracelet device made from a foldable OLED. The interesting video below shows these new Royole displays.

Royole's flexible OLED displays are produced at the company's "quasi-G6" (5.5-Gen) OLED production fab in Shenzhen which started production in June 2018. In full capacity, Royole's fab will be able to produce over 50 million flexible OLEDs per year (45,000 monthly substrates).

Royole demonstrates its latest flexible AMOLED displays

China-based Royole demonstrated its latest technologies at IFA 2018 - including the company's flexible AMOLEDs integrated into a top hat and a jacket and the company's Moon OLED HMD and its RoWrite E Ink writing pad.

Royole's flexible OLED displays are produced at the company's "quasi-G6" (5.5-Gen) OLED production fab in Shenzhen which started production in June 2018. In full capacity, Royole's fab will be able to produce over 50 million flexible OLEDs per year (45,000 monthly substrates).

Royole starts to produce flexible OLEDs at its Quasi-6-Gen fab in Shenzhen

China-based Royole announced that it started volume production in its Quasi-6-Gen (5.5-Gen, most likely) flexible OLED production fab in Shenzhen. In full capacity (45,000 monthly substrate) and at high yields Royole will be able to produce about 50-million flexible smartphone panels in its new fab.

Royola 6-Gen OLED fab ceremony and prototypes photo

Royole says that it will be able to produce "full-flexible" (which means foldable and rollable) displays as it is producing the world's thinnest panels at 0.01 mm with a bending radius of 1 mm.

Royole to evaluate Universal Display's PHOLED materials

Universal Display announced today that Royole has signed an OLED evaluation agreement. UDC will collaborate with Royole and supply its proprietary UniversalPHOLED phosphorescent OLED materials and technology for Royole’s display applications.

UDC PHOLED materials photo (2017)

UDC did not disclose any more details or the financial terms of the agreement. Royole is constructing a 5.5-Gen (Royole calls it a Quasi-6-Gen) flexible OLED production facility in Shenzhen, China. The new fab is scheduled to begin operation in 2018 and will have a monthly capacity of 45,000 substrates.

Royole set to launch a new OLED tablet

Update: it seems this is an E Ink (monochrome) device and not an OLED one...

According to our sources, flexible OLED developer Royole is set to release a new tablet device that uses an OLED display. The tablet, which will be called the Royole RoWrite Wordpad, will have a display sized at around 6-7 inch. Royole did not officially announce the device yet.

Royole is constructing a 5.5-Gen flexible OLED production facility in Shenzhen, China. The new fab is scheduled to begin operation in 2018 and will have a monthly capacity of 45,000 substrates. In addition to flexible OLED production and R&D, Royole also develops VR headsets, and in 2016 Royole launched its first product, the Royole Moon foldable VR headset - that uses OLED microdisplays to achieve a PPI of over 3,000.

Royole raises $800 million to finance its upcoming flexible OLED production line

Flexible OLED developer Royole has raised $800 million in its fourth financing round, from Bank of China, ICBC, Citiy Bank and others. Part of that round ($560 million) was in debt while the rest was in equity.

Flexible AMOLED prototype (Royole, 2017)

Royole's previous financing round was in November 2016 - when it raised $75.5 million at a valuation of $3 billion. It's likely that the current financing round is at an even larger valuation.

Royole orders production equipment from SFA Engineering for its upcoming flexible OLED fab

SFA Engineering announced that it has signed a $53.5 million contract with OLED developer Royole to supply OLED manufacturing equipment. SFA did not disclose what kind of deposition equipment it will deliver exactly.

Royole is constructing a 5.5-Gen flexible OLED production facility in Shenzhen, China. The new fab is scheduled to begin operation in 2018 and will have a monthly capacity of 45,000 substrates.

Digitimes: Chinese OLED makers to more than double their OLED capacity each year between 2016-2020

According to Digitimes Research, OLED display makers in China will increase their total annual capacity from 272,000 m2 in 2016 to 7.86 million m2 in 2020 - a CAGR or 131.9%.

Everdisplay HQ and 5.5-Gen Fab photo

The largest producer in 2020 will be BOE Display (35% of the Chinese OLED market), followed by Tianma (17.6%), Visionox (14%), Everdisplay (11.6%), CSoT (9.5%), Truly (7.8%) and Royole (4.5%).

Chinese phone makers are worried about tight OLED supply, may form an alliance to secure capacity

According to reports from China, several mobile phone makers, including Huawei, Oppo and Vivo (BKK) are worried about the tight AMOLED supply, especially as Apple's appetite for AMOLED displays may end up taking up all existing and future capacity in the near future.

The reports suggest that the three phone makers are discussing the forming of a new alliance that will secure AMOLED supply. The alliance will make investment into flexible OLED production by Chinese display makers, and secure capacity - in a similar fashion to what Apple is doing with Samsung and has done before with LCD makers.

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