According to industry sources, the 6G AMOLED production line of China Tianma Microelectronics in Wuhan is expected to enter the start-up phase of commercial production in mid-2018.
Tianma Microelectronics sixth-generation AMOLED production line will be mass production in 2018
The first phase of the 6G line can install 15,000 glass substrates per month. At the same time, the second phase is expected to start at the end of 2018 or the first half of 2019. In the second stage, the number of substrates installed was 30,000.
In 2017, Tianma's smart phone application total screen display shipments were approximately 26 million units, second only to Samsung. However, sources pointed out that Tianma is the top supplier of LCD full-screen panels in 2017.
It is estimated that in 2018, Tianma's full-screen mobile phone display can reach 3 million units in monthly shipments, of which LTPS panels account for more than 55%, a-Si panels account for 30%, and AMOLEDs account for 5-10%.
Sources pointed out that Tianma Microelectronics' 5.5G and 6G LTPS fabs are currently operating at full capacity, and their 5.5G and 6G lines each have a monthly production capacity of 30,000 substrates.