Samsung Display will stop producing LCD displays in facilities in China and South Korea. Samsung Display, the unit of Samsung Electronics that deals with the creation of displays, announced this, explaining that the decision was made to provide more resources to quantum dot displays (QD ).
As a result of this decision, the staff who currently deal with LCD will be moved to light-emitting diode (OLED) and QD display activities.
The South Korean company will continue to provide LCD panels to customers until the end of the year. The facilities that still produce LCD panels are located in Asan (a city in the South Korean province of South Chungcheong) and Suzhou (a Chinese city located in the Jiangsu province). Most of the LCD panels produced in these facilities, he reports ZDnet, are used in the context of Samsung Electronics' activities for TVs with the QLED brand.
Samsung Display's decision to stop producing LCDs was largely foreseeable after the announcement in October of last year of an investment of $ 11 billion for the production of QD displays. Already after the announcement in question, Samsung Display had started to reduce the production capacity of LCDs.
In January of this year, on the occasion of CES 2020, Samsung Electronics announced the lighting of the MicroLED, QLED TV lines. In the QLED TV 8K 2020 line, the Q950 TV stands out, eliminating the frame around the display, thus creating a screen-to-body ratio of almost 99%, defined as "the highest on the market". The thickness of only 15 mm compared to the entire display.