Digitimes Research: Samsung Display dominance in AMOLED to face challenge from China makers beginning 2019

Jen-Chieh Yang, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei 0

Samsung Display has dominated the global supply of AMOLED panels used in smartphones, but China-based AMOLED makers will begin to challenge Samsung's dominant market status in 2019 as they increase output and China-based smartphone vendors are expected to increase adoption of locally-made panels, according to Digitimes Research.

Among China-based smartphone vendors, Coolpad, Xiaomi Technology and ZTE adopted AMOLED panels produced by China-based EverDisplay Optronics (Shanghai), Tianma Micro-electronics and Govisionox Optoelectronics in 2016, Digitimes Research indicated.

China-based makers will together ship 2.4 million AMOLED panels in 2016 and shipments will increase to 2.6 million units in 2017, 3.5 million units in 2018 and 4.8 million units in 2019.

BOE Technology and Tianma Micro-electronics have been setting up AMOLED production lines, and OLED makers Visionox, EverDispaly and Royole will set up or expand capacity for AMOLED panels. In addition, China-based touch panel maker Truly Opto-Electronics has acquired production equipment from Samsung Display to produce AMOLED panels.

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