TCL (CSOT) considering a 8.5-Gen AMOLED TV production line

According to reports from China, TCL executive Liangqi Chun said that the company may establish an 8.5-Gen OLED TV production line. Lianqi says that while OLEDs aren't mature yet (as costs are high and yields are low), there is a chance that in a few years OLED TVs will be commercialized and TCL will focus on that technology.

If this actually materializes, it's likely that the line will be owned by TCL's CSOT (China Star Optoelectronics Technology) which already has an active AMOLED program.

In March 2012 it was reported that the company plans to enter the AMOLED market. The original plan was to start production by the end of 2012 in a 4.5-Gen LTPS line, but that never materialized.

In October 2012 AUO filed a law suit against two of its former executives that allegedly stole technologies (including AMOLED related ones) from the company and supplied it to CSOT.

Posted: Jul 16,2013 by Ron Mertens