Samsung’s OLED fabs are currently under using – with some analysts estimating that its flexible OLED fabs are working at about 50% capacity following lower-than-expected orders from Apple. SDC also decided to delay its upcoming A5 production fab.
This is a lot of wasted capacity. Last month I speculated that SDC may target new applications for its OLEDs – including monitors and laptops – or perhaps transparent OLEDs as well. According to a new report from Korea, SDC may be aiming to start constructing an A5 line – but use it to produce large-area OLED TV panels. According to a financial analyst, Samsung recentl a new OLED TV team with 300 R&D employees.
According to an ETNews report from February, SDC’s OLED TVs will be combine OLED emitters with quantum-dot photo-luminescence materials. The basic idea is to use blue OLED emitters and then convert the blue light to white light using quantum-dots combined with color filters (QDCFs) to add red and green colors.