/Samsung Display is expanding its OLED screen production line
According to reports, Samsung Display is building a new production line in its A4 factory, or that it is converting the existing A4 production line to enable it to produce 30,000 medium-sized OLED panels per month.
According to sources, Samsung Display has not used this new production line to produce OLED panels for smartphones, and will only produce 18- or 20-inch notebook OLED panels. Many OLED notebooks will be on the shelves in 2020, but most of them are expensive and difficult to popularize.
And on January 4 this year, Samsung Display announced that it will launch more than 10 notebook OLED displays in 2021 to enter the notebook market. According to the latest news from foreign media, these OLED panels will only have a resolution of 1080p to reduce costs, so as to meet the needs of price-sensitive customers and increase the popularity of OLED in the display market.
It is said that Samsung Display’s new production line will be put into production later this summer.
On January 31, according to TheElec report, Samsung Display said on Thursday (January 28) that it will develop new display forms in 2021, such as rollable and slidable screens, to consolidate leadership status.
Choi Kwon-young, senior vice president of Samsung Display, also said in the fourth quarter conference call of Samsung Electronics that the company will expand its leading position in the foldable market through small and medium-sized displays this year.
Choi said that in the foldable market, there are currently flip-type and foldable types, and Samsung Display will first adopt new technologies to expand its product portfolio and customers. Samsung Display will use technologies such as variable refresh rate and low power consumption to cope with competitors entering the OLED market. In the case of the rise of remote services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Samsung will also strengthen the advantages of OLED and apply it to more laptops, tablets and cars.
In terms of large-size displays, Samsung Display will develop quantum displays (QD) in due course and establish a stable customer portfolio to enable this technology to enter the high-end field. The company will continue to provide customers with liquid crystal displays (LCD) in response to customer requirements.