Samsung has started supplying screen processing equipment to Asan’s sixth-generation factory with ‘A4-2’ light-emitting organic diode (OLED). The investment has earned a total of nearly 1 trillion won and is expected to hurt the performance equipment industry.
According to the report, Samsung A4-2’s line is intended to replace the LCD factory (L7-2), which was changed to a 6th generation OLED production line earlier last year. Operations are expected to begin soon in the third quarter.
Since the introduction of some equipment in the first quarter of this year, line construction has been very fast. With the production of this OLED line, Samsung Display achieves an additional 180,000 annual production capacity for sixth-generation OLED panels.
Samsung A4-2 plant is a complementary investment rather than a new expansion. It is an investment to address production capacity imbalances that have arisen while implementing new technologies at the A3 and A4 of Samsung Display’s sixth-generation OLED plants.
Samsung Display has begun processing touch-integrated and low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) in its A3 and A4 factories. Due to this, the current sixth-generation OLED production capacity is partially reduced.
Samsung Display’s A4-2 plant also has the space and space to achieve an additional production capacity of 180,000 sheets per year. If additional orders are placed, large-scale equipment orders similar to this subsidiary investment will follow.
Samsung Display responds to mobile OLED demand and decides whether to make additional investments in line with market conditions. Some display device manufacturers are also preparing to invest in Samsung Display’s A5 plant. Samsung Display has not yet confirmed the factory specifications.