As you may know, Samsung not only releases mobiles. They are also large-scale manufacturers of processors, Display, and Battery components. Samsung Displays are always famous because of their vibrant colors and color accuracy. Most companies are slowly moving towards OLED panels in mid-range and flagship mobiles in today’s trend. Only a few companies still use LCD in their entry-level models. Unlike in the old days, Samsung has high competition in the LCD sector. Because of Samsung’s quality panels, they struggle to keep up with other companies. Also, the demand is less nowadays. So, Samsung plans to shut down its LCD production in June 2022. It was six months ahead before they announced the actual shutdown date.
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Samsung is closing LCD Panels Production from June 2022
Samsung Display has decided to end its liquid crystal display (LCD) business in June, hampered by a waning competitive edge due to the lower quality products produced by Samsung’s Chinese and Taiwanese counterparts in the industry, the company announced on Sunday. The affiliate’s decision for the Display of Samsung Group came six months earlier than anticipated due to the rapid losses resulting from the fall in LCD prices. There are no investment plan details revealed.
Samsung is already extending its LCD shutdown timeframe
This business was initially set to be shut down in 2020; however, with the advent of COVID-19 and the requirement to find affordable devices to enjoy home entertainment (including low-cost tablets and smartphones), Samsung decided to delay this vital move.
What is the reason Samsung shutting down its LCD Production?
Based to Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC), a U.S. market research firm, The average price index for LCD panels, as measured at 100 at the beginning of January 2014, will drop from 36.5 to 36.6 during September. The number has fallen further than the low record at 41.5 recorded in April and 58 percent less than the record-setting peak of 87 recorded in June.
Another factor to consider included Samsung Electronics, the largest consumer of Samsung Display products, partnering with LCD manufacturers overseas, such as BOE Technology Group, a Chinese electronic components manufacturer, and AU Optronics Corp. (AUO), a Taiwanese LCD panel manufacturer.
Samsung Display Production Future Plans
Samsung Display will no longer manufacture LCDs designed for large TV screens. They will concentrate on producing organic light-emitting diode (OLED) and quantum dot (QD) displays. The employees from the LCD companies are expected to be transferred to QD businesses.
The display affiliate was initially created in 1991 and was an LCD business division of Samsung Electronics. The company officially began operations in 2012 under the name Samsung Display and has since merged with three local and Japanese manufacturers of active-matrix organic light-emitting diodes (AMOLED), which are used to create the most advanced forms of displays.
Samsung is always going with the trend. The survival of Samsung for decades is why they don’t hesitate to make big decisions. While Nokia used its OS for high-end mobiles, Samsung began to adapt to Android OS and succeed in the mobile industry. The same goes here. When Samsung becomes a large scale industry in the OLED panels, They can give a better price than their competitors. Since OLED panels are the future and most OS and Apps have begun to adapt to Dark Mode, There is no goi back here. What are your thoughts about Samsung’s shutdown of LCD panels? Did you think it could allow other companies to monopolize the LCD panel industry? Share your thoughts below.
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