Giant Taiwanese flat panel fabricator AU Optronics is set to mass produce active matrix organic light emitting diode (AMOLED) pane;s later this year.
According to the Taiwan Economic News, the move follows the acquisition by AUO of a JV between a Singapore Matushita subsidiary and Toshiba.
That technology means that AUO can make substrates for AMOLEDs using low temperature polysilicon.
Initially, the AUO fabs will turn out small to medium sized panels aimed at the smartphone market. Displays on AMOLEDs are typically brighter and clearer than standard TFT-LCDs.
AUO isn’t the only company to make the displays – it will face competition from Samsung, LG Display, and other players in the field. The Economic News is here.