According to a new report by Shinhan Investment, Samsung and LG are expected to invest 19 trillion won (around $16.5 billion) in the next 5 years in AMOLED production. Samsung is expected to invest around 11 trillion won ($9.5 billion) in 5.5-Gen lines in 2011-2 and in 8th-gen lines (that will be used to build OLED TV panels) later on. This is about the same amount of money Samsung invested in LCD production in 2006-2010. LG's investment will account to 8 trillion won ($7 billion), and will include 4.5-Gen lines, 5.5-Gen lines and larger ones later on.

Here's how the AMOLED investment will look like each year, according to the report (in $ billion) :

Year 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Total
$Billion 3.1 3.6 3.5 3.2 3 16.5

These numbers do not include the investment needed for OLED lighting: as both Samsung and LG have plans to be a player in this market.

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