LG to spend US$ 17.6 million on retooling pilot line to manufacture flexible AM-OLED displays

It will take a further one to two year to complete the development and verification of the process and to produce early prototypes

07 May 2012

According to reports from OLEDnet LG is believed to be spending as much as US$ 17.6 million on encapsulation equipment from Jusung Engineering and Avaco for the company’s Gen 3.5 (730mm x 460mm) flexible AM-OLED pilot line at LG’s Paju production facility. LG is reported to have spent about US$ 176 million to complete line when it is finished.

Earlier reports suggest that LG will start construction by 3Q 2012, and the new line should be commissioned by end of 2012. An LGD official said that it will take a further one to two year to complete the development and verification the process and to produce early prototypes.

Source said that LG Display the architecture for the flexible OLED uses a polyimide coated substrate and RGB sub-pixels – this is a different architecture that LG has adopted for their OLED TV which to is to use all white pixels and a colour filter.

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