APS Keen to Make 3000ppi FMM for Apple

by Bob Raikes

What They Say The Elec reported that Apple has requested a sample of a Fine Metal Mask (FMM) from APS Holdings that is reported to be able to deposit OLED pixels at 3000ppi, 5X …

Tags:Microdisplays| OLEDs| Production| Vapour Deposition

Apple Stops Watch Production

by Bob Raikes

What They Say The Nikkei reports that Apple has paused production of the upcoming Apple Watch 7 (probable name) because of difficulties in assembly. The design is said to be more complex than previous …

Tags:Apple Watch (iWatch)| Production

LG Paju proc

LG Display to restart spending in Apple OLED line next month

by Milos Pavlovic

What They Say The Elec reports that LG will restart spending on its E6-3 line in Paju shortly as it looks to boost capacity to meet demand for flexible smartphone OLEDs from Apple. The …

Tags:Apple| Investment| LG Displays (LGD)| OLED Fabs| Production

Counterpoint Publishes an Interesting Lead Time Chart

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Counterpoint Research in its newsletter published guidance on the PC market and said that momenum would continue to push strong sales. Premium notebook PC demand may squeeze Chromebooks. Overall, the firm …

Tags:Production| Semiconductors| Supply Chain

Sony Employs Robots to cut TV Production Costs by 70%

by Bob Raikes

What They Say An executive, Kimio Maki, from Sony has said to the FT that the firm is automating its TV production facility in Malaysia to cut costs by up to 70% in 2023 …

Tags:Production| sony| TVs (TV Sets)

Renesas to resume full production next month

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Nikkei reports that Renesas said that it had now made a “cautious restart to output” at its factory in Naka, Japan, that had been damaged by a fire in March. Renesas …

Tags:Japan| Production| Renesas| Semiconductors

Taiwan’s chip industry under threat as drought turns critical

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Reuters reported that severe droughts in Taiwan are causing more problems for the semiconductor supply chain. Water levels are at just 20% of capacity after a typhoon-free summer with little rain. …

Tags:Production| Semiconductors| Taiwan

DSCC Interviews X Display

by Bob Raikes

What They Say DSCC followed up the recent news by XDisplay about its tools being installed (XDC Installs World’s First 300mm MicroLED Tool) by interviewing the company. The company said that it uses a …

Tags:MicroLED| Production

More 5G & OLED Bits & Pieces

by Ken Werner

I’m still collecting interesting news items that for one reason or another don’t justify a whole Display Daily. Or maybe I’m too lazy to do the research that would make a whole Display Daily …

Tags:5G| BOE| OLED Fabs| OLEDs| Production