JOLED this week started construction of a new manufacturing facility that will be used to make displays using printed OLED technology. The factory will be able to produce hundreds of thousands medium-sized OLED monitors used for computer monitors, automotive applications, and so on.

JOLED, which absorbed the OLED operations of Sony and Panasonic, currently uses a 4.5 Gen production line in Nomi, Japan, to make its printed OLED screens. In addition, the company is building a new 5.5 Gen pre-process printed OLED plant near the same location that will become operational in 2020.

This week the company started construction of yet another a new post-process printed OLED facility in Chiba, which will be complementing the Nomi 5.5 Gen line. The factory will go online next year.

The production capacity of JOLED’s facility in Chiba will be approximately 220,000 units of 10 to 32-inch OLED screens per month. Total floor area of the factory will be circa 34,000 square meters.

JOLED did not say how much money it invested it is new production facilities, but indicates that is using some of the funds amounting to ¥25.5 billion ($229.449 million) in total that the company had raised by a capital increase through the third-party allocation of shares.

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Sources: JOLED, OLED-Info

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  • FXi - Friday, April 12, 2019 - link

    I agree. If this is just to make more $5k monitors good luck.
  • zodiacfml - Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - link

    Yes. At first, I was wary of OLED for longevity especially for these applications. However, I discovered that LCD panels has degradation issues too now that my one LCD monitor is more than 10 yrs old now. There is no exact term for this but it appears as fungi growth on the screen.
    In one of the forums, one mentioned that it could be the liquid in the LCD is escaping. It makes sense as my monitor has this unusual, chemical/electronic like smell.
  • FreckledTrout - Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - link

    Shouldn't they rename to POLED?
  • TristanSDX - Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - link

    Good choice. For now they released 21 inch panel, and it seems that Asus have exclusivity for selling monitors with these panels, and is grabbing hefty money (5000$). With new factory JOLED will release their own monitors, and avoid to pay huge taxes for Asus or others.
  • eastcoast_pete - Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - link

    This reads like a JOLED press release (or is one) . While it's interesting, I'd like some helpful background along the lines of are the OLEDs made using the new tech brighter, do they have better efficiency, are they more resistant to burn-in etc. As somebody who doesn't own any part of JOLED, that information would actually matter.
  • digitalgriffin - Thursday, April 11, 2019 - link

    I agree. OLED while massively superior in terms of content and motion blur is
    1) Still unproven given reports of burn-in which affects some ~15% on average (IIRC)
    2) Cost too much
    3) Is limited to it's potential brightness. 1000 nits is a pipe dream for OLED.

    It's why I went with FALD LCD. I know it's inferior. But I'm not paying the premium or risking burn in issues.

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