The company will purportedly postpone investments into the full-cut, vertical deposition method of creating Gen 8 IT OLED panels, codeveloped with Japan's Ulvac. Instead, it will start investing into the half-cut, horizontal deposition method it has been developing with Canon Tokki. These panels are being designed with the aim to supply OLED panels for Apple's iPad.
Samsung Display has been developing full-cut, vertical deposition machines with Ulvac to manufacture OLED panels with a single stack, or just one RGB emission layer, to supply the panels to Asus and other PC makers. On the other hand, the project with Canon Tokki which is developing a half-cut, horizontal deposition machine to make two stack tandem OLED panels, where there are two RGB emission layers. Apple had asked its display makers to develop two stack tandem OLED panels.
Apple is allegedly planning to release an OLED MacBook Air, an OLED 11-inch iPad Pro, and an OLED 12.9-inch iPad Pro in 2024.
Presumably, these devices will use Samsung's two-stack tandem structure OLED panels, doubling the brightness of traditional OLED panels, while quadrupling life span.
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