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サムスンディスプレイ、スマートフォン用AMOLEDパネル出荷量、半期別に1億台突破となる見通し

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UBIリサーチによると、サムスンディスプレイの2016年4半期スマートフォン用 AMOLEDパネル出荷量は、約9.800台で、前半期比約6%、前年同期比15%増であることとして集計されたことを明らかにした。

UBIリサーチの関係者は“2016年度に投資されたA3ラインが1半期から順次的に稼動されることが予想され、従って、2017年1半期からサムスンディスプレイのスマートフォン用 AMOLED パネル出荷量は1億台を突破できることとなる見込み”であることを明らかにした。

また、中国セット業界とアップルなど、様々なスマートフォンセット業界から AMOLED パネルに対する要求が増えており、特にハイエンド級スマートフォンに適用されることが予想される AMOLED パネルの需要が大幅に増加するようになる見込みだと伝えた。

一方、サムスン電子は去る4半期カンファランスコールで、OLEDパネル販売量は前半期比小幅増加したし、主要スマートフォン顧客企業たちのOLED採用の増加により、積極的に対応して販売量増加を推進することを明らかにしたことがある。

 

サムスン電子、ディスプレイ事業の営業利益、一兆3、400億ウォン記録

サムスン電子は24日進まれた2016年四四半期の実績カンファレンスコールを通してディスプレイ事業にて「売上高7兆4,200億ウォン、営業 利益1兆3,400億ウォンを記録したことを明らかにした。去る第三四半期に続いて二半期連続1兆ウォンを超える大規模の黒字を記録したことになる。

[CES 2016] OLED Smartphone Territory Slowly Expands

OLED panel, mostly used for Samsung Electronics, is expanding its market and slowly entering China. In CES and IFA until now, Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics only exhibited OLED panel equipped smartphone. However, this time, China’s dark horse Huawei exhibited Samsung Display’s OLED onto new smartphone model Nexus 6P.

 

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The panel used is 5.7 inch 518 ppi FHD OLED.

 

According to Huawei, although until now LCD has been used as OLED can produce profound black it is estimated OLED will be highly popular in Chinese market.

 

Huawei is already using OLED on smartwatch. Huawei Watch Active that began to be exhibited starting with CES 2015 uses 1.4 inch 286 ppi OLED panel with 400 x 400 resolution supplied by AUO. The thickness of the watch is 4.2 mm and rather thick, but the external design is highly detailed and beautiful much like luxury analog watch.

 

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As Huawei, which has the highest market share out of Chinese set companies, started to actively push for OLED panel use in smartphone following smartwatch, other Chinese companies, including Xiaomi, are expected to rapidly join the OLED sector.

How Can Small and Medium-Sized OLED Panel Companies Survive?

With the great increase of interest in flexible OLED from China and Taiwan’s small and medium-sized panel companies, diverse issues related to this are emerging.

 

Recent smartphone trend is moving from high resolution and specs toward diverse designs such as curved or bendable/foldable and flexible display that can differentiate applications. AMOLED flexible display is currently being applied to smartphone and smartwatch. However, only 2 companies, Samsung Display and LG Display, are supplying these high spec flexible AMOLED panel.

 

Small and medium-sized panel companies do not have the technology to mass produce high performance flexible AMOLED panel and cannot invest in mass production. For these reasons, Chinese and Taiwanese small and medium-sized companies are aiming for finding new applications where flexible PMOLED or low resolution flexible AMOLED can be applied and make mass production investment. Accordingly, set companies’ interest in flexible OLED applied application is also increasing.

 

Additionally, companies are in agreement that yield of flexible PMOLED that is applied to some smartbands does not meet demand. Taiwan’s wisechip and RiTdisplay, key PMOLED companies, are concentrating on developing flexible PMOLED and flexible OLED lighting. Taiwan’s AUO and Innolux, and China’s Visionox and EDO are also among those that are developing wearable flexible AMOLED.

 

Diverse application development where lower resolution flexible AMOLED, flexible PMOLED, or flexible OLED lighting, instead of expensive high-end smartphone and smartwatch, can be applied is essential. The outcome of this is forecast to greatly affect the growth of small and medium-sized OLED panel companies.

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