Samsung Display to invest $325 million to double the capacity of its A3 flexible OLED line

According to Business Korea, Samsung Display decided to double the capacity of its A3 flexible OLED line. The company recently placed orders of 400 billion Won (around $325 million) for new equipment with 10 different vendors.

The A3 line currently produces 15,000 monthly substrates (Gen-6) and when the new equipment arrives the capacity will double to 30,000 monthly substrates. Samsung hopes the new capacity will be ready by early 2017.

Samsung is currently producing around 9 million flexible OLEDs each month to satisfy demand for the Galaxy S7 edge and its other flexible OLED products (such as the Galaxy S6 edge+ and several wearables). Samsung Display is also supplying flexible OLEDs to other companies, and of course there are many reports that Apple wants to use a flexible OLED in future iPhones, so Samsung is getting ready...

Posted: Mar 04,2016 by Ron Mertens