Taipei, Wednesday, November 22, 2017 03:14 (GMT+8)
mostly cloudy
Taipei
22°C
Digitimes Research: Foxconn to actively develop AMOLED via investment in Sharp
Jen-Chieh Yang, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei [Wednesday 6 April 2016]

A main motivation of Foxconn Electronics' investment in Sharp is to develop AMOLED panels mainly for use in smartphones, for Foxconn is a global leader in the smartphone OEM sector, according to Digitimes Research.

Following Samsung Electronics' adoption of AMOLED panels for smartphones, Apple and other vendors will do so for mid-range and high-end smartphone models. Global shipments of smartphone-use AMOLED panels will increase from 3.45 million units in 2016 to 10.24 million units in 2020 and further to 13.57 million units in 2025, Digitimes Research estimates.

Sharp will set up one 4.5G and two 6G AMOLED production lines with monthly capacity of 13,000, 11,500 and 34,500 glass substrates respectively, with total monthly capacity of 9.85 million 5.5-inch equivalent panels.

Thanks to financial support from Foxconn, Sharp's global market share for smartphone-use AMOLED shipments(including flexible models) will rise from 1.1% in 2018, 6.2% in 2020, 10.0% in 2023 and 13.2% in 2025.

Content from this article was part of a complete Digitimes Research Chinese-language report that has not yet been translated into English. If you are interested in an English version of the report or wish to receive more information about the report, click here to contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Digitimes Research also provides quarterly tracking services for market sectors such as Global Tablet, China Smartphone, China Smartphone AP, Taiwan ICT and Taiwan FPD. Click here for more information about Digitimes Research Tracking services.

Realtime news
  • Laster Tech to see 4Q17 revenues increase

    Before Going to Press | 5h 41min ago

  • Global 3Q17 NAND flash market grows 14% on quarter, says DRAMeXchange

    Before Going to Press | 5h 45min ago

  • Xiaomi appoints former MediaTek co-COO as investment partner

    Before Going to Press | 5h 45min ago

  • Smartphone panel prices stay flat in November

    Before Going to Press | 5h 47min ago

  • Asustek tops Taiwan-based global brand in 2017

    Before Going to Press | 5h 48min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Global smartphone shipments to reach over 1.5 billion units in 2018

    Before Going to Press | 5h 49min ago

  • Gemtek building up LoRa base stations in Beijing

    Before Going to Press | 5h 50min ago

  • Car-use LED lighting demand to boom in China

    Before Going to Press | 5h 52min ago

  • KYEC to enjoy ramp-up of orders from Nvidia, Intel

    Before Going to Press | 5h 55min ago

  • OSE looks to swing back to profit in 2018

    Before Going to Press | 6h ago

Pause
 | 
View more
UMC
Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2020
Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond
  • China AMOLED panel capacity expansion forecast, 2016-2020

    This Digitimes Research Special Report examines the China AMOLED industry, focusing on the expansion capacity of the makers, the current implementation plans of major smartphone vendors in the market and the technological hurdles faced by the China makers.

  • Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2020

    Digitimes Research expects global AP shipments to surpass the 1.9 billion mark in 2017, with smartphones remaining the main application. Qualcomm will be leading the market in 2017, as other players continue playing catch up and scramble for funds to invest in more diverse applications.

  • Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond

    This Digitimes Special Report examines key factors in the notebook industry, including products, vendors and ODMs, that will affect total shipments in 2017 and through 2021.