According to Japanese media reports on the 21st, Japan's OLED panel maker JOLED's capital increase negotiations reached a stalemate, while Sony, Panasonic and other Japanese factories lacked interest in funding, Luhan manufacturers are rapidly approaching JOLED, may make JOLED become It is no longer a "pure Japanese".
In order to mass-produce the world's first OLED panel with printed technology in 2020, JOLED plans to increase its investment by 100 billion yen, and originally planned to focus on Japanese domestic companies, but as of June 29, 2018, JOLED Only 4 Japanese companies from Denso (30 billion yen in investment), Toyota Tsusho (10 billion yen), Sumitomo Chemical (5 billion yen) and Screen Holdings (2 billion yen) were received, with a total investment of only 47 billion. The yen is still less than half the target value.
The original shareholders of JOLED, Sony and Panasonic, are not interested in investing in OLED business, and the largest shareholder, INCJ, has provided more than 400 billion yen in capital increase for JOLED and JOLED major shareholder JDI, so it is difficult to provide financial assistance.
Under such circumstances, JOLED began to discuss whether to let the Chinese home appliance manufacturer TCL Group to make capital contribution in the form of obtaining the unrestricted preferred stock. In addition, the OLED panel giant LG Display (LGD) for TV is JOLED The printed technology holds a high level of interest.
On June 26, JOLED, a Japanese OLED panel supplier, announced that it will use the printed OLED panel (the liquid luminescent material is precisely applied to the substrate like a printer) for mass production. It will be in Ishikawa, Japan on July 1, 2018. Established JOLED Energy Beauty Office in Nengmei City.
It is reported that JOLED Energy Beauty will be located in Nengmei Factory, which was discontinued by JDI in December 2017. On June 29th, JOLED will acquire Jenmei Factory from JDI for 20 billion yen through INCJ. In addition to maximizing the use of existing equipment in Nengmei Plant, JOLED will also build new plants and introduce production equipment with the goal of 2020. Enable mass production.
JOLED Energy will use a substrate size of G5.5 (1,300 × 1,500mm) and a monthly capacity (converted by glass substrate) of 20,000 pieces, which will be mainly used for automotive and high-end displays (10-32). Inch) printed OLED panel.
Compared with the evaporation type of Samsung (in a vacuum state, the red, green, blue and other luminescent materials are vaporized and attached to the substrate), the JOLED printing technology has a small initial investment burden, less material loss, and manufacturing cost. It is expected to be 2-3 percent lower than the evaporative type, and once the cost is reduced, it is expected to provide OLED panels at a lower price. JOLED plans to use price competitiveness as a weapon to regain the disadvantage.