LG Display plans to start producing medium-sized OLED panels for monitors soon. A 27-inch panel will start with a 32-inch screen expected later in the year. Previously, parent company LG had to purchase these sizes externally.
according to one South Korea Report LG Display plans mass production of 27-inch OLED panels starting in late October. A company spokesperson had previously promised a new OLED panel by the end of the year that would be larger than 20 inches but smaller than 30 inches.
The website OLED information writes that it is a WOLED (white OLED) panel intended for gaming monitors and small TVs. The first customer will be the parent company LG itself, which will present a first product on its basis in the first quarter of 2023. Towards the end of the year, LG Display will also start production of a 32-inch OLED panel. The production volume of 42-inch OLED panels will also be increased.
LG bought from JOLED for this size
In the future, LG will also be able to equip its own monitors with OLED panels from its own company. For its first OLED monitors, the LG UltraFine 27EP950 and LG UltraFine 32EP950, the company still had to purchase display panels from manufacturer JOLED. However, according to media reports, this provider is threatened with financial problems.
But the currently weak TV business could also be a reason why LG Display is increasingly concentrating on producing smaller OLED screens.
OLED gaming monitors are gaining momentum
While OLED panels have been used in televisions for many years, their spread in monitors is still very limited. Competitor Samsung Display is heading into the area of wide gaming monitors with its 34-inch QD-OLED panel in 21:9 format. The first customers are the Dell Alienware AW3423DW (test), the MSI MEG 342C and the Samsung Odyssey OLED G8. LG, on the other hand, apparently sticks to the classic 16:9 format.
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