Sharp wants to collaborate with Japan Display on OLED technologies

Foxconn's recently acquired Sharp for $3.5 billion, and the Taiwanese-based company plans to invest a total of $1.8 billion in Sharp's OLED technologies, as Foxconn aims to become an OLED supplier to Apple.

In June 2016 Foxconn's president said that Sharp aims to start mass producing OLEDs as early as 2017. But OLED mass production is not so easy to achieve, and there are already reports that Sharp is delaying those plans, and will probably not even begin production in 2018.

Sharp President, Tai Jeng-wu, now says that Sharp wants to collaborate with Japan Display to co-develop OLED displays. Both Japanese makers are far behind Korea's Samsung and LG, and even behind some display makers in China and Taiwan that already mass produce OLED displays. Tai did not give any specifics - but if he went public with this, it's likely that talks are already in progress and will finalize soon.

Japan Display (JDI) stated several times tat it aims to mass produce OLEDs in 2018. The company demonstrated several flexible OLEDs at SID 2016, as you can see in the video-below.

Posted: Aug 29,2016 by Ron Mertens