OLED Is Expected To Replace LCD Dominated Smartphone Display Market

- Nov 26, 2018-

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According to a recent study by market research firm IHS Markit, although liquid crystal displays (LCDs) have dominated the mobile phone display market for more than 15 years, by 2020, OLED display technology will certainly take the lead in smart phone display technology. AMOLED displays use low-temperature polysilicon (LTPS) backplanes, which will exceed one-third (or 36%) of all smartphone display shipments by 2020, making it the most commonly used display technology in smartphone displays, exceeding amorphous silicon. Thin film transistor liquid crystal (a-Si) display and LTPS thin film transistor liquid crystal display.




XH Qinyi, Senior Director of IHS Markit, said: "Although OLED manufacturing is currently difficult, using more complex materials and chemical processes, and paying more attention to yield management, this technology is becoming more and more attractive to smartphone brands. OLED displays are not only attractive. Thinner and lighter than LCD displays, with better color expression, and more flexible and even flexible, flexible display formats, enabling smarter designs for smartphones."


Samsung has adopted OLED displays in its smartphone products. At the same time, the demand for OLEDs in China's Huawei, OPPO, Vivo and Meizu brands is increasing. Apple is also expected to use OLED displays in the iPhone models launched next year. 20160809-IHS-1 In the past, OLED displays were completely based on glass, and the performance was very different from that of liquid crystal displays. Now, because OLED displays enable thinner plastic materials and are more flexible, this feature has caught Apple's attention. Xie Qinyi said: "Apple is about to adopt OLED display in the new model, which will become a milestone in OLED in the display industry."




As of now, all iPhones are still equipped with LCD display panels, which mainly consider the flexibility of the technology supply, longer service life, and superior readability under strong light. The difference is that each pixel of the OLED screen is self-illuminating, which means that the black background will be more pure and power-saving (because it does not emit light at all). In addition, OLED flexible panels can easily create shapes such as curved screens.


Samsung Display, LG Display, Sharp, JDI, BOE, Tianma, Guoxian, Xinli and Huaxing, etc., have also begun to increase the capacity of their AMOLEDs and invest more resources in technology development; for example, Samsung Display sixth generation A3 AMOLED The manufacturer will bring more AMOLED displays to market. Global AMOLED capacity will increase from 5 million square meters in 2014 to 30 million square meters in 2020.


Xie Qinyi said: "Many Chinese display manufacturers invested in low-temperature polysilicon liquid crystal displays, thinking that it will exceed amorphous silicon technology, but many factories in construction, especially in China, have to change their plans to add OLED evaporation and Packaging equipment, because the popularity of OLED is much faster than previously expected."