May 31st, 2011

AMOLED technology provides some of the most gorgeous displays we have seen to date, but their primary manufacturer, Samsung Mobile Display, has had a hard time meeting demand. Supply shortages have resulted in several instances of handsets downgrading display technology for later production runs, but Samsung is hoping to make that a thing of the past. A new 5.5th generation production line has just opened two months ahead of schedule. The line is capable of using larger glass substrates than could be handled before, which has a twofold result of lower costs and increased production.

The new factory line can pump out three million screens per month, and is currently focused on mobile display production to meet demand for the Samsung Galaxy S II. At full capacity the factory will be outputting 30 million per month.

[via Engadget]

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