Samsung starts building its first OLED microdisplay production line

Earlier in 2022, Samsung Display confirmed it is developing OLED microdisplays. Samsung admitted it is still at an early stage of development, and it said it will start building its first line (with likely limited capacity) in 2023. By 2024 it will mass produce displays, and in 2025 it will expand capacity so that by 2026 it will achieve full commercialization.

Samsung OLED microdisplay roadmap slide (2022-08, SDC)

Today we hear new reports from Korea that shed some more light on Samsung's OLED microdisplay fab status. The company has started to order equipment (from SFA Engineering and AP Systems, it seems) for a 300 mm pilot line that will be located at Samsung's existing A2 fab in Asan, Korea.

Samsung hopes to receive the first equipment in Q1 2023. Mass production will begin towards the end of 2023, with a capacity of 6,400 monthly wafers. Full-scale production will begin in 2024. 

Samsung commented before that displays for AR and VR applications is one of its focus areas. It was reported that Apple has specifically reached out to Samsung to develop OLED microdisplays for future AR devices.

Posted: Dec 20,2022 by Ron Mertens