Samsung ramping up production of OLED panels for Apple's iPhone later this month
Samsung Display seems to be the main OLED panel supplier for Apple's next generation iPhone, which is the main reason the South Korean company invested quite a lot of money into bringing in equipment for is A3 plant and constructing back-end process lines in Vietnam.
According to sources in the industry, Samsung Display finished testing all its seven lines that produce OLED panels for Apple's iPhone and will start operating them on full scale sometime this month.
Amazingly, Samsung Display production capacity of panels for iPhone will increase by 7 fold from 15,000 panels per month from last year to no less than 105,000 panels per month this year.
The seven 6th generation flexible OLED lines will not produce iPhone panels exclusively. The same lines will start manufacture 300,000 panels per month for Samsung and Chinese companies from the fourth quarter of this year.
Although these numbers might sound too low for mass production, you should keep in mind that from one “panel” produced by one of these lines multiple iPhone displays can be made.