According to WitsView, a division of TrendForce, its latest survey showed that TV panel prices generally have been lower than the cash costs...
According to WitsView, a division of TrendForce, its latest survey pointed out that TV panel prices had significantly dropped for 4 consecutive months since May...
South Korean panel giant Samsung Display (SDC) has spent a considerable amount of time and resources in developing AMOLED products for the small- and mid-size display markets. In the past, the demand for SDC’s AMOLED panels was mainly from Samsung Electronics for its branded mobile devices. However, Apple’s plan to use AMOLED panels for next year’s iPhone release has triggered a fresh wave of demand in the smartphone market as competitors are also going to follow suit.
“In addition to its high-end Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series, Samsung Electronics this year has expanded its AMOLED adoption to include some mid-range smartphone models,” said Boyce Fan, senior research manager at WitsView.
“Products carrying AMOLED panels are projected to account for 70% of Samsung’s smartphone shipments this year. SDC is also seeing a rise in the sales of AMOLED panels to other smartphone vendors, including Chinese brands. Over 50% of the respective smartphone shipments from OPPO and Vivo this year will be models with AMOLED screens.”
“The market visibility of smartphones with AMOLED panels will rise again in 2017 when Apple is expected to formally deploy this technology for the iPhone,” Fan added. “AMOLED’s arrival will radically change the competitive landscape of the high-end smartphone market by challenging the dominance of LTPS LCD, which has been the main display technology for premium models in recent years. This will further lead to a new round of fierce price competition in the mid- and high-end smartphone panel markets.”
Currently, South Korean panel makers have a tight relationship with AMOLED equipment providers and control most of the capacity for the crucial evaporation process. As the leading manufacturer of small-size AMOLED panels, SDC is set to benefit greatly from the booming market. On the other hand, LG Display (LGD) and Japan Display (JDI) will try to catch up with SDC by accelerating their timetables for the development and mass production of AMOLED panels.
LGD and JDI’s efforts will eventually allow Apple to spread its orders out among multiple suppliers. Chinese panel makers have recently ramped up their investments in AMOLED manufacturing as well. Looking ahead, WitsView anticipates LGD and JDI to become Apple’s AMOLED panel suppliers in 2018 at the earliest.
CTIMES loves to interact with the global technology related companies and individuals, you can deliver your products information or share industrial intelligence. Please email us to email@example.com
- 1Acer Notebook Designs, Including New ConceptD Creator Models, Win 2019 Good Design Awards
- 2MOST Taiwan Tech Arena Leads 12 Medical Startups for the MedTech Conference 2019
- 3FarEasTone to Launch Taiwan’s First 5G IoT Open Trial Field
- 4Taiwan’s Communications Industry Output Value Increases 1.1% to NT$3.6 Trillion in 2019
- 5Andes Technology, Tiempo Secure Announce Strategic Partnership to Enhance RISC-V Platform Security