May 25, 2017 4:00 am JST

Idemitsu, BOE Technology mulling OLED tie-up

New display technology will be used in next iPhone

TOKYO -- Idemitsu Kosan is considering a partnership with China's BOE Technology Group to produce OLED display panels, the Japanese company said Wednesday.

China's leading display maker, Beijing-based BOE is working toward mass production of OLED screens at multiple domestics plants. It hopes to speed up its efforts by working with Idemitsu, which holds numerous patents on blue diodes used in the cutting-edge displays.

The Tokyo-based company already supplies OLED materials to South Korea's LG Display and Samsung Electronics. It is jointly developing OLED technology with LG as well. Idemitsu is looking to further expand its horizons with an eye on growing demand.

Compared with liquid crystal display screens, OLED panels are said to be lighter, thinner and have better image quality. Apple will be using the technology in its new iPhone set for release within the year.

(Nikkei)

Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.

Japan

Market(Ticker): TKS(5019)
Sector:
Industry:
Energy Minerals
Integrated Oil
Market cap(USD): 7,782.46M
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BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.

China

Market(Ticker): SHE(000725)
Sector:
Industry:
Electronic Technology
Electronic Equipment/Instruments
Market cap(USD): 29,891.36M
Shares: 34,798.39M
Asia300

LG Display Co., Ltd.

South Korea

Market(Ticker): KRX(034220)
Sector:
Industry:
Distribution Services
Electronics Distributors
Market cap(USD): 9,827.40M
Shares: 357.81M
Asia300

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

South Korea

Market(Ticker): KRX(005930)
Sector:
Industry:
Electronic Technology
Telecommunications Equipment
Market cap(USD): 342,720.87M
Shares: 147.34M

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