Samsung's and LG's OLED investments could reach $17 billion by 2015

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) :


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.

Posted: Nov 25,2010 by Ron Mertens