AMOLED Panel Flat Plate Penetration Is Still Low

- Nov 30, 2018-

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The research institute TrendForce said that mobile phones and VR devices are strong resources, and tablet PCs are very interesting for the introduction of AMOLED panels. It is estimated that the AMOLED tablet penetration rate will still be only between 2 and 4% in the next five years.


AMOLED panels have high color gamut, light weight, power saving and flexibility. The acceptance of portable products such as smart phones has been quickly opened. However, the emphasis on thin and light tablets is still attractive for the introduction of AMOLED panels. Susan.


The latest research by WitsView, a division of TrendForce's optoelectronics business, pointed out that in 2015, AMOLED panels accounted for 2.5% of the overall flat-panel shipments. Under the premise that AMOLED production capacity is preferentially allocated to mobile phones and virtual reality (VR) devices, the cost is not cheap. It is estimated that the AMOLED plate penetration rate will still be only between 2% and 4% in the next 5 years.


The tablet brand is currently only Samsung and Lenovo have made an instinct for the development of AMOLED technology. Samsung has always played the main driver of AMOLED tablet. However, under the impact of the overall demand for flat panels, the AMOLED product line converges from last year's 8-inch, 8.4-inch, 9.7-inch and 10.5-inch products to this year's 8-inch, 9.7-inch and 12-inch models. WitsView estimates Samsung. The shipment size of the brand's AMOLED tablet will drop from 4.2 million last year to 3.5 million this year, with an annual recession of 17%.


Lenovo expects AMOLED to bring about product design differentiation. The foldable flat concept products exhibited in June this year have been highly regarded by the market, and only limited by technology and panel resources, they are only stuck in the planning stage of paper talk. No clear production schedule.


WitsView pointed out that in 2015, the global small and medium-sized AMOLED production capacity is 5.065 million square meters. Under the continuous expansion of investment in the industry, the annual compound growth rate is estimated to be 30% between 2015 and 2019, but most of the production capacity has been adopted by mobile phones and virtual reality. The priority of wearable products is undoubtedly a hindrance to the development of AMOLED panels.


WitsView said that in the future, with the combination of flat panel and AMOLED foldability, there is an opportunity to flexibly convert mobile devices between 8 to 10 inches and 12 to 14 inches, which is a perfect combination with the current popular 2-in-1 product concept. This revolutionary breakthrough will inject new living water into the flat.