Samsung Display is one of the leading manufacturers of high-tech components for smartphones, tablets, laptops and TVs. Therefore, there is nothing surprising in the news that it intends to significantly increase the production of OLED panels.
According to DigiTimes, the company intends to expand production in South Korea of quantum dot QD-OLED panels for televisions and OLED panels for computer technology.
For the time being, there is a phase-out of LCD production for TVs. At the L7-2 plant, the equipment for the production of LCD TV panels has been replaced by lines for the production of sixth-generation OLEDs with dimensions up to 1500 × 1850 mm, intended for small and medium-sized electronics.
L8-1 dismantled some of the large LCD production equipment and used the free space; to build a production line for the production of panels for QD-OLED TVs. It is expected to supply up to 30,000 panels monthly.
In total, the production capacity of the L8-1 plant allows it to produce up to one million 55- and 65-inch QD-OLED TVs per year. At the same time, Samsung intends to sell equipment for LCD production to the Chinese BOE Technology or China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT).
Since there is still free space at the L8-1 plant, the production of panels for QD-OLED TVs of the OLED 8.5 generation (2200 × 2500 mm) will be additionally expanded here – this technology is more economical than the sixth generation version.
Samsung hints at preparing smartphones with stretchable and curling OLED screens
Samsung has successfully deployed proprietary flexible displays in the Galaxy Z Fold and Z Flip series of foldable smartphones; as well as supplying solutions to other companies. In addition, Samsung Display has been working on scrolling and stretching matrices for a while; and it looks like their release is just around the corner.
The company has now launched a new OLED Era website that will serve to showcase its latest OLED display developments. In addition to interesting information about screens, the resource contains schematic images of new types of devices that Samsung may release in the near future.
Back in May, the South Korean tech giant registered the Z Rollable trademark; which could mean the company intends to launch a device with a roll-up display. The new site mentions a roll-up display, as well as a slider screen that spins up in a different way; as if stretching, making it possible to make sliding slider smartphones. There are also mentions of a foldable laptop screen here; which may indicate Samsung’s plans to showcase a flexible matrix computer in the near future.
In addition to information about its latest developments, the new Samsung Display site contains articles on the history of OLED matrices; as well as information materials that tell about their characteristics, properties, and advantages over other types of displays.