Samsung will reportedly invest $9 billion in expanding OLED production


Samsung Display, the screen-making Samsung company, has reportedly started a massive expansion of its OLED-manufacturing facilities. According to the Korean media The Investor, Samsung will spend nearly $9 billion by the end of the year to scale up its supply of OLED displays.

If The Investor's sources are to be believed, Samsung Display has signed deals with several equipment manufacturers, which allow the South Korean giant to replace some of its current LCD-manufacturing lines with OLED ones.

About $2.7 billion will be spent in order for Samsung to produce 30,000 units of its sixth-generation OLED panels a month in the fourth quarter of this year. Another $2.7 to $3.5 billion will go towards expanding the production of Samsung Display's main A3 plant from the current 30,000 – 45,000 capacity to 120,000 OLED displays a month.

Samsung currently holds 95% of the OLED display market for smartphones, and it appears that it's planning to keep it that way. Samsung is rumored to be the sole supplier of OLED displays for Apple's iPhone 8, and right now its uses the same technology for about 70% of its own handsets, so demand is already quite high. However, it is only expected to increase as more manufacturers make the move towards from LCD to OLED.

source: TheInvestor via SamMobile

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18 Comments

1. Phonehex

Posts: 768; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

While apple invests the same in making RED color phones ! LOL

2. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

7. sgodsell

Posts: 7574; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Considering even Samsung's low end Galaxy J is AMOLED as well. Not to mention Samsung still sells over 300 million smartphones every year. Not to mention a number of other flagship devices also use Samsung's AMOLED displays as well.

11. Spyro

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

"It's not important unless it's Apple."

3. galaxy-gear

Posts: 119; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Queen of Samsung Screens

4. shield

Posts: 868; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

95% Oled Smartphone? Fake. LG, HTC, SONY, Huawei, Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi, ZTE.. LCD no OLED.

5. cmdacos

Posts: 4321; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

95%of the OLED market, not all phones

6. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

Are you dense?

8. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

9. kamejoko

Posts: 253; Member since: Nov 10, 2011

Did you see oled smartphone? Mean if phone use oled display, production form ss is 95%. No say 95% smartphone. ^^

10. Phonehex

Posts: 768; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

thier combined market share is anyway below 5% of global market. Who buys junk like those brands anyway.

12. Spyro

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

Cero this guy back to Hueco Mundo....

13. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

OLED is the future for now and every OEM will need supply and Samsung needs to increase capacity to get that cash flow. $9B investment will land them 100 times as much. Samsung is a beast! Everyone else is second best.

15. Spyro

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

"Everything else is better than Apple, even my fake wife." -TechieXP1969

14. Romantico3pe

Posts: 180; Member since: Sep 14, 2015

More CrapOled means more burn in

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31598; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Most of that will be for Apple. All these trolls and fanboys, like Techie, Trojan, phonehex, and you_dont_sat, and a few others hate each other over OEM loyalty, while Samsung and Apple do big business and rake in the dollars.

17. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Really? Brand loyalty is stupid. Everyone has a favorite. I dont see how that is loyalty when everything I own is not from one OEM. I've never been loyal to any brand. I use what works, or just buy it because I want it. Dont bring my name up in you illogical thinking. Stand on your own 2 feet and be stupid by yourself.

18. Spyro

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

It only shows how much of an immature person you are. You can't even make a concrete sentence that can justify your point. All I see is unintelligent giberish.

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