Samsung Display has announced that it wants to invest $ 11 billion in QD-OLED TV panel research, development and production. By 2025, it plans to build two QD-OLED production lines in South Korea, the first of which should start production in 2021.
Quantum dot-enhanced OLED technology should deliver finer colors than today's OLED TVs and TVs. The first step will be to move the L8 factory in Tangjong from LCD panels to QD-OLED panels. From the first quarter of 2021, the plant is expected to produce 30,000 QD-OLED panels per month.
Following the construction of new production lines, the monthly number of QD-OLED panels will increase to 100,000. QD-OLED technology promises to simplify the production of OLED TVs and monitors (and thus reduce costs), while allowing for a wider color gamut. Today's OLED panels have 22 layers, while QD-OLED panels can be reduced to 13 layers.
QD-OLED is still considered quite challenging because Samsung needs to solve light management issues. Lower material and production costs should also be reflected in TV prices. While one square meter of the current OLED panel costs about $ 95, one square meter of the QD-OLED panel costs about $ 26.