Your browser is not Javascript enable or you have turn it off. We recommend you to activate for better security reasonJapan Display to start production of OLED displays in 2018 - FlatpanelsHD

Japan Display to start production of OLED displays in 2018

25 Jan 2016 | Rasmus Larsen |

Japan Display, formed by Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi, will start mass production of OLED displays in 2018, the company has confirmed. Apple is rumored to release an OLED-based iPhone the same year.

One more OLED manufacturer

Last month, rumors surfaced that Japan Display had plans to start producing OLED displays for a new OLED-based iPhone that is expected to be released in 2018. The company has now confirmed that it will indeed start mass production in 2018.

- "We will take advantage of our advanced thin-film transistor technology in developing OLED screens," said Akio Takimoto, chief of Japan Display's research center, according to Reuters.

Sony OLED


Japan Display is a joint venture between Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi. The company has received a $2 billion investment from Japan’s Innovation Network Corp (INCJ), a state-backed fund, and has been researching OLED for several years.

Japan Display did not share details on its plans. The company is currently focused on small/medium sized display panels for phones and tablets. It is believed that Japan Display has chosen 2018 because Apple plans to introduce a new “iPhone 8” with an OLED display in the same year. Japan Display already supplies LCD panels for Apple’s iPhone.

LG and Samsung are also currently ramping up OLED production capacity. LG recently announced a $9 billion OLED factory and Samsung is rumored to invest a similar amount in a new factory.

- Source: Reuters



Latest news

AMC Theaters On Demand

AMC Theaters enters streaming market with on-demand movie service

15 Oct 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
Handsmaid tale

Hulu expands 4K support to Xbox One, FireTV & LG webOS

15 Oct 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
Roku LT

Netflix ending support for older Roku players

14 Oct 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
Band of Brothers

Follow-up to 'Band of Brothers' will be Apple's first in-house series

14 Oct 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
Lord of the Rings UHD Blu-ray

'The Lord of the Rings' & 'The Hobbit' reportedly coming to UHD Blu-ray

11 Oct 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
Amazon Music Apple TV

Amazon Music lands on Apple TV

11 Oct 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
Philips OLED934

Philips OLED934 received

11 Oct 2019 | Torben Rasmussen |
Samsung OLED TV

Samsung announces $11b investment into "next-gen" QD-OLED TVs

10 Oct 2019 | Torben Rasmussen |