To help supply Apple, Japan Display will raise its stake in OLED producer Joled
posted by Alan F. / Dec 12, 2016, 8:05 PM
Samsung might just be able to handle Apple's demands next year for OLED screens. But if all versions of the iPhone are equipped with an OLED display in 2018, Apple is going to have to call on other manufacturers. Some of the names mentioned include Sharp (which is owned by iPhone assembler Foxconn), LG Display, and Japan Display. The latter is looking to greatly increase its OLED capacity for 2018 by hiking its stake in Japanese OLED producer Joled to over 50% by the end of next year. The company was formed in the beginning of 2015 when the OLED businesses of Panasonic and Sony were combined.
Currently, Japan Display owns 15% of Joled with 75% belonging to government owned Innovation Network Corp. of Japan (INCJ). Sony and Panasonic each own 5%. The deal will cost Japan Display $100 million as it buys Joled shares from INCJ. At the same time, the latter company will be investing $650 million in Japan Display to boost the company's LCD and OLED production.
source: Nikkei via SlashGear
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posted on Dec 12, 2016, 8:25 PM 0
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It's about time. I can't wait to see apples attempt on OLED panels. Considering they make the best LCD displays on the market, I'm hoping they can do the same with OLED.
posted on Dec 12, 2016, 9:02 PM 6
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You do know they don't make their own LCDs. Neither do they "develop" their own LCDs. They use other companies' tech in most cases LG and Sharp. So them using another companies' OLED technology will put them on par with those other OLED screens. At best they can match Samsung, but it is hard to surpass your supplier unless you can do some software magic which in the case of displays isn't actually that differentiating compared to lets say, a camera.
posted on Dec 13, 2016, 2:41 AM 4
Great news. The sooner the get into production the better. Monopoly in the oled market gives samesung the opportunities they needed to supply $hitty oled panel to their customers. With rise of different vendor in oled business ( chineses's BOE, LG's platic oled, Sharps's oled ) samsung's monopoly will soon end.
posted on Dec 12, 2016, 10:13 PM 5
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