Korean publication ET News recently revealed that LG Display has decided to skip ahead to producing OLED panels at its forthcoming 10.5G fab in Paju, South Korea, according to Digitimes (although we couldn’t dig out the ET News report)
Originally, it was said that the facility would be sticking to making LCD panels during its initial production phase. Now, it appears that the fab will jump straight in to manufacturing large-sized OLED panels when production commences, which is currently scheduled for 2020.
Digitimes also reports that LG’s decision was made in response to the increase in LCD panel production by China’s panel-makers, which has apparently affected its LCD business, as well as reports that BOE and CSOT are planning to move into the OLED business.
The article goes on to say that the company has also delayed the installation of front-end machinery from the second quarter of 2018 to the third quarter of 2019.