Original title: South Korean media: Samsung's LCD production line speeds up conversion to OLED production line, A4-2 line or Q3 starts operation
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Samsung Display is converting its A4-2 LINE (L7-2), which was shut down early last year, into the 6th generation OLED production line. The company has introduced display processing equipment from the first quarter and is expected to start operations in the third quarter, according to JW.COM.
According to ETNews, Samsung Display has invested 1 trillion won in the plant and plans to increase the annual production capacity of the 6th generation OLED panel by 180,000 units through the new OLED production line, which is expected to bring warm wind to the display industry.
The A4-2 plant is more like a supplementary investment than a new plant. Samsung Display's investment is aimed at eliminating quality differences between sixth generation OLED plants such as A3 and A4 with new technology. Samsung Display is developing the A3& MIDdot with touch all-in-one; A4, LTPO and other technologies. As a result, the manufacturing capacity of the existing 6TH generation OLED has been reduced.
The device industry welcomed Samsung Display's expansion of OLED investment. After a pause in large-scale investment by display panel companies, facility investment is expected to start in earnest from a4-2. The A4-2 plant can ensure an additional 180,000 panels per year. If additional orders are made, large-scale equipment orders similar to this additional investment are expected.
Samsung display is flexible in making additional investments based on demand and market conditions for OLED devices. Some display equipment manufacturers are also preparing for Samsung DISPLAY to invest in A5 (tentative name) plants. The A5 plant will reportedly install the 6th generation OLED or a new 8th generation production line. Samsung Display has yet to determine its factory standards.