Samsung is the manufacturer that is leading the OLED display market through various innovative technologies including fast response speed, clear image quality, slim design, and low power consumption. Now, Samsung Display is planning to build its first Gen 8.5 OLED.
According to information, Samsung 8.5 Gen OLED production line is about to begin production, with a monthly production capacity of 15,000 substrates. The 8.5th generation (2200x2500mm) substrate is bigger than the sixth generation (1500x1850mm) substrate that is widely used in smartphones.
Further, a report reveals Samsung Display will finalize its spending plan within the year and will start ordering production equipment for its Gen 8.5 line next year. This device will be placed in the now discontinued L8-1-2 series.
While Samsung Display is reportedly working to accelerate production line manufacturing, the 8.5-generation full-cut vertical deposition equipment developed in partnership with Japan’s Ulvac may take longer than expected. Additionally, the company is looking at half-cut horizontal deposition equipment for Gen 8.5.
Notably, LG Display is also developing a Gen 8.5 device with South Korea’s Sunic System, which can do a half-cut and horizontal deposition. The product line is aimed at Apple orders, and the company plans to use more OLED panels in its tablet and PC product lines.
In the meantime, Samsung Display is planning to convert the discontinued L8-2-2 into a quantum dot (QD)-OLED production line, possibly called the Q2. However, if there is demand from Samsung Electronics, it may build the QNED production line in the second quarter.