The Elec reports that Samsung Display is planning to build a production line for notebook OLEDs, at its A4 factory in Asan, Korea. The Gen-6 production line will have a capacity of 30,000 monthly substrates.
SDC plans to start ordering production equipment in the summer of 2021, which means that the equipment will be installed within the year, or in early 2022. SDC is already producing laptop displays, so it expects the ramp up to be relatively quick.
The Elec says that plan is to produce 18-inch to 20-inch notebook displays. These sizes are rather weird as they are quite large for notebooks - which are usually equipped with 13.3-15.6 inch displays. But there are some 17-inch laptops on the market.
Samsung Display recently announced it will start to produce 90Hz OLED laptop displays by the end of the first quarter of 2021. The first display panel to support this new refresh rate will be 14-inch in size. SDC also announced that the company plans to introduce more than 10 different AMOLED displays for the laptop market in 2021, ranging from 13.3-inch to 16-inch.
Samsung Display started producing 15.6" 4K AMOLED displays in 2019 for the laptop market, which kickstarted the OLED laptop market as several leading makers (including HP, Lenovo and Dell) started to offer high-end OLED laptops. Since then SDC added more OLED laptop displays to its lineup, and other OLED producers (such as EDO and BOE) started to offer laptop panels as well.