JOLED has started trial production of printed OLED substrates at its 5.5G plant at its Nomi Site, which was officially completed on Monday, November 25. The sheets will be used to make high-resolution mid-size OLED displays in 2020, when the factory starts mass production.

JOLED’s 5.5G facility has a monthly production capacity of 20,000 1,300×1,500-mm substrates, which are processed using the company’s own high-speed printing method. Based around batch EL layer formation, JOLED's process is said to greatly improve productivity, which the company hopes will eventually give them an edge in producing cheaper OLED panels.

JOLED started to build its 5.5G OLED plant in July 2018, and aims to start volume production at the facility in 2020. Right now, the factory is producing samples, which will be sent to JOLED’s customers. The plant is located near Nomi in Ishikawa Prefecture in Japan.

Having inherited the OLED operations of Sony and Panasonic, JOLED currently uses a 4.5G production line near Nomi to make its printed OLED screens. That fab is considerably smaller than the new one, which limits the development of the company’s business.

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  • boeush - Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - link

    P.S. personally, my ideal desktop monitor would be 4k, 36", and curved...
  • Death666Angel - Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - link

    I'd probably take one of those 5k 21:9 thingies in favor of just straight 4k (5120x2160). My current monitor setup is 2 things side by side on my main (currently 32" 4k) monitor and then just a third thing on my 2nd monitor (currently 19" VA). So getting a slightly wider one would be good for gaming and my productivity uses. :)
  • drexnx - Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - link

    I just want 16:10 displays back, tbh
  • hbsource - Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - link

  • hbsource - Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - link

    I'm still on 2 x Dell 30" 2560 x 1600 because of the aspect ratio.
  • schujj07 - Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - link

    I went 3440x1440, 21:9, but had I been able to afford it I would have gone 3840x1600, 24:10, just because of the better aspect ratio.
  • hbsource - Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - link

    I can only find that resolution on a curved screen. I haven't actually tried a curved monitor but all my work is CAD stuff and I don't really fancy my lines appearing to bend.
  • niva - Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - link

    The whole point of curved displays is to avoid your lines appearing to bend... which is what happens from your POV in front of a flat screen.
  • dropme - Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - link

    For a production facility, the amount of a monthly production capacity is reasonable, though substrate size is too small.

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