2019-02-20

BOE Becomes Apple’s Third OLED Panel Supplier

Chinese panel producer BOE will become a supplier of OLED panels to Apple for iPhone aside from Samsung and LGD, reported Etnews, a South Korean media. According to the report, BOE might be providing flexible OLED panel for the folding iPhone scheduled for 2020. However, currently the flexible OLED panels of BOE have not passed Apple’s final validation yet. For officially supplying its OLED products to Apple, BOE has to provide further sample products and go through the demanding process of quality control. As a result, it might take more...
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2019-01-14

Rohinni and BOE to Form Joint Venture for Micro LED-based Backlights

Micro and Mini LED specialist Rohinni announced that it will be forming a joint venture with Chinese panel producer BOE. The collaboration will focus on the production of micro LED lighting solutions for display backlights. The BOE-Rohinni joint venture will be based in China and controlled by BOE, combining BOE's LCD design and manufacturing expertise with Rohinni's Micro LED placement technology. Supported with Rohinni’s placement technology which is capable of placing 50 die-per-second (dps) with 10 micron accuracy at 99.999% die yields...
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2019-01-03

South Korea to Regulate OLED Equipment Export to China

The South Korean government is planning to designate OLED equipment as the core technology of the country and restrict the export to prevent technology leaks, reported BusinessKorea, a South Korean media. The report mentioned that the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) of South Korea and display equipment companies have held a meeting on December 30th to discuss the designation of OLED equipment as national core technology. Once it becomes national core technology, the technology's export and business merger and acquisition (M&A) will hav...
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2018-12-26

Chinese and Korean Panel Makers Keep Their Focus on OLED, Taiwanese Companies Dive into Mini LED and Micro LED

2018 has been a tough year for panel producers due to the dropping panel price caused by oversupply. Chinese panel makers are still expanding their production capacities for LCD and OLED displays, putting pressures on other industry players. Samsung is closing its 8.5 generation production line in 2019 and shifting the focus to QD-OLED panels in response to the price competition. LG Display also plans to expand its OLED production capacities in China and Korea targeting large sized TV displays. It is estimated that by 2020, the OLED investment of LG Displ...
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2018-12-04

Idemitsu Kosan to Build New Facilities for OLED Materials in China

Idemitsu Kosan announces that it will build a facility for OLED material manufacturing in Chengdu, China in order to accommodate the growing demand for OLED materials in China and to enhance technical support to Chinese customers. Idemitsu Kosan aims to expand its OLED production in China targeting the increasing Chinese market for OLED applications. The company will construct its third OLED material plant in China after its factory in Japan and Korea. The construction is expected to be completed in November 2019 and the commercial production is schedul...
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2018-10-11

BOE to Break into OLED Supply Chain of Samsung

Chinese panel maker BOE has attempted to supply its OLED panels to Samsung Electronics, according to Korean media, The Investor. The report said BOE has been working on samples for the panels used in Samsung’s Galaxy Watch.
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2018-10-02

LG Display to Cut Jobs after Shifting Its Focus from LCD to OLED

LG Display has confirmed its plan to cut jobs through voluntary retirement as the company intends to shift its product portfolio from LCD display to OLED display which requires less production workforce, reported Reuters.
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2018-08-13

BOE to Prepare Micro OLED Trial Production for AR/VR Applications in 2019

Chinese company BOE Technology will reportedly begin trial production of Micro OLED display in the beginning of 2019 which will be applied for VR and AR, according to Korea’s ET News. 
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2018-05-24

[Display Week 2018 Show Report]- Mini LED Backlight Business Opportunities Boost

During Display Week 2018, many big giants have been simultaneously releasing Mini LED backlight products. LEDinside found those Mini LED panels majorly adopt direct-type local dimming and support HDR mode, making the vivid contract ratio, which can compete with OLED panel.
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2018-02-23

How OLED Oversupply Will Affect Opportunity of Mini LED in Smartphone Display Market

Here begins a debate: when Mini LED is ready to enter the smartphone display market, it have to face an oversupply of OLED screens. Does Mini LED still have chances to grow in this space? And for how long can it last?
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2018-02-08

Lukewarm iPhone X Sales Cools Down Smartphone OLED Demand

Display makers have been scrambling for the production of smartphone OLED screens for the iPhone X; however, the phone faces a tepid sales and even a possibility to be discontinued in 2018.
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2018-01-23

TrendForce Says Global TV Panel Shipments for 2017 Grew by 1.3%; LGD, BOE, Innolux Took Top 3 Positions

WitsView, a division of TrendForce, reports that global LCD TV panel shipments increased quarter by quarter in 2017. 1H17 showed less momentum for holiday sales due to the high prices, but shipments rebounded in 2H17 as the prices declined and TV makers prepared for the year-end sales. Moreover, the new production capacities of BOE’s Gen 8.5 fab in Fuqing and HKC’s Gen 8.6 fab in Chongqing have been focusing on middle-size TV panels (43" and 32" respectively), bringing the annual shipments beyond expectation to 263.83 million pieces, an increase of 1.3% compared with 2016.
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2017-12-22

Japan Display in Discussions with Chinese OLED Makers for Capital Injection

Appearing to be strapped for cash, smartphone screen manufacturer Japan Display (JDI) is currently in talks with Chinese panel makers, including BOE, Tianma, and CSOT, over an investment more than  USD 1.8 billion. The Japanese company hopes to seal the deal by the end of March 2018, reported Kyodo News.
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2017-12-12

BOE Technology Group and Universal Display Corporation Enter into Long-Term OLED Agreements

Universal Display Corporation, enabling energy-efficient displays and lighting with its technology and materials, announced the signing of long-term OLED Agreements with Chinese display giant BOE Technology Group.
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2017-11-29

BOE Reportedly Proposes New OLED Lines to Apple for Future iPhone

After carrying out its capacity expansion plans, major Chinese display maker BOE is reported to share the information about two of its new OLED production lines to Apple in order to win orders from the latter.
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2017-10-31

BOE’s First Gen6 Flexible AMOLED Production Line Put into Mass Production

China's first Gen6 flexible AMOLED line - BOE Chengdu Gen6 flexible AMOLED production line, on October 26, has put into mass production ahead of schedule. The production line's mass production and products delivery indicate that Chinese enterprises begin to lead the development of the global AMOLED industry in the new display era.
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2017-07-01

Chinese OLED Makers Challenge South Korean Ones by Announcing A Consolidated Production with 300% Growth

Organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display lately has been receiving market attention. Not only have Korean companies been working on the development, but recently, according to BusinessKorea, even Chinese firms have jumped into the competition.
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2017-05-26

Idemitsu Kosan and BOE Form Strategic Alliance for OLED Business

Idemitsu Kosan Co.,Ltd. and BOE Technology Group Co.,Ltd. have reached a basic understanding to form a strategic alliance for the development of high-performance OLED materials and displays.
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2015-07-13

BOE Proposes OLED Joint Venture with Samsung and LG

China’s biggest display manufacturer, BOE, has proposed establishing an OLED joint venture business with LG Display and Samsung Display, reported The Korea Times.
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2013-11-22

BOE Announces 5.5 Generation AMOLED Production Line

BOE announced the 5.5 generation AMOLED production line to be established in the still under construction subsidiary Ordos BOE. The production line will be the first in China and second in the world to launch productions.
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2013-11-14

BOE Huge 3Q13 Revenue Turnaround Brings Year to Profitable End

Chinese display manufacturer BOE Technology Corp. (BOE) has released their 3Q13 financial report. Gross revenue for July-Sept. 2013 reached RMB 8.52 billion (US $1.4 billion) with a gross profit margin at RMB 499 million, doubling from last year. Furthermore, the company has profited for four straight quarters.
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2012-11-15

FOREPI Intends to Deepen Cooperation with Mainland Chinese LED Makers

Formosa Epitaxy Inc. (FOREPI) has signed a deal with mainland Chinese LED maker San’an, which makes San’an the No.1 institutional shareholder of FOREPI. FOREPI Chairman F.J. Chien said San’an s 19.9% acquisition of his company’s ownership will help his company enter mainland China’s LED market and bring down his company’s production cost. What’s more, Jien noted that after cooperating with San’an, his company will enter into alliance with mainland China’s No.1 LCD maker, BOE Co., Ltd...
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2012-09-27

BOE and Formosa Epitaxy Involve Stock Investment

Taiwan Formosa Epitaxy Inc. (FOREPI) is reported to sign a deal to form an alliance with BOE Co., Ltd. by allowing BOE to hold part of its stocks. The company chooses FOREPI as its partner based on the Taiwanese company’s quality and past cooperation with LCD makers Chimei Innolux Corp. and Samsung. It comes on the heel of San’an Optoelectronics Co., Ltd., mainland China LED chipmaker, which is reported to invest in Genesis Photonics Inc. According to Industry executives, BOE has branched out into LED lighting from TV m...
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2012-09-12

Chinese Chipmakers Show Interests in Taiwan LED Industry

Recently, enterprises from mainland China such as BOE Technology Group and San’an Optoelectronics Co., Ltd. have privately inquired about corporate details of two Taiwanese LED chip makers, namely Formosa Epitaxy Incorporation (FOREPI) and Lextar, indicating an interest to invest in Taiwan’s LED industry after the lifting of maximum investment by Chinese investors. Chinese operators are interested in Taiwan’s LED epitaxy plants for their advanced technologies, according to institutional investors. Insiders say that the parent compan...
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2012-06-21

Chinese BOE and IRICO Announce to Tap into LED Lighting Market

Recently, Chinese two major display manufacturers BOE and IRICO tap into LED lighting market. BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd., a famous supplier of display products and solutions in China, has announced the release of new Organic EL lighting and LED lighting. The company has determined to enter into household lighting market with "Warm" and "Comfort", "Quiet", "Humanity" concept to untilize LED technology to create a comfortable space. In addition, IRICO, dedicated in LCD monitor, PDP and organic EL...
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