According to South Korean media reports, Samsung Display Corporation (Samsung display) program in the Chungnam Cheonan City, the fifth generation LCD panel production line of all equipment sold to Chinese enterprises, while buyers are likely to believe Li photoelectric. The report said, after the sale of LCD panel manufacturing equipment, Samsung will be used to expand this part of the OLED production line, and the L5 plant into OLED production line. It is reported that Samsung has worked out a complete OLED investment plan, is expected soon to be approved by the board of directors. To this end, L5 production line has been discontinued at the end of 10 this year.
L5 production line mainly produces small and medium size LCD panels, such as display, notebook screen, 32 inch TV and some other products. But with the increase in the production of LCD panel makers, L5 production line has been very difficult to continue to profit. To this end, Samsung gradually reduce small and medium size panel production, and instead focus on the production of 40 inches or larger size of the LCD products.
As Samsung OLED production line, which has a certain relationship with the Apple Corp. It has been reported that Samsung recently launched negotiations with apple, the intention to supply OLED screen iPhone. With Display Japan, if Apple's order, Samsung is likely to add a few additional production lines for Apple alone.
An industry source said: if Apple's order, Samsung's current OLED A3 production line simply can not meet the needs." Therefore, the L5 plant into a OLED production line, it is likely to be specifically for apple supply screen. In this way, Samsung is expected to surpass Display LG, Apple's largest screen supplier.
As for the sale of L5 production lines, Samsung has been negotiating with a number of enterprises. According to Samsung said, also need 2
3 months before the final buyers. Insiders said that the possibility of China's panel manufacturers to win the biggest letter.
Samsung shut down the L3 production line in 2013, and closed the L4 production line in 2011. Last year, Samsung CCFL backlight LCD panel production line sold to the letter of interest. The letter of interest in the Hong Kong stock exchange, the main production of liquid crystal displays and televisions and other consumer electronic products.