In Premium TV market, OLED portion is growing.

Following Bang & Olufsen and SONY, Philips’ OLED TV was launched in Korea on June 11, 2018.

Philips’ OLED TV, applied with LG Display’s OLED panel, is available in two models; 55 – inch and 65 – inch. It features a quad – core CPU, HDR 10, Dolby Vision and DTS surround.

<Philips OLED TV, Source: Philips>

In coming September, Germany’s Loewe plans to launch three (bild5, bild7, bild7 edition) 65-inch OLED TVs using LG Display’s panel, and also Hisense is scheduled to release OLED TV this month.

Especially, when Hisense, which is the leader in the Chinese TV market, releases OLED TVs, it is expected to enhance the awareness about OLED TV in China as well as increase the portion of OLED in the premium TV market.

In April, Kim Sang-don, CFO of LG Display, said in the conference call “The number of existing OLED camps was expanded to 15 from 13, adding two. LG Display will actively respond to increasing market demand by expanding productivity through the reduction of tack time and by converting Chinese fab and, if necessary, domestic LCD fab to OLED fab.”

In the ‘OLED/Display comprehensive seminar’ held by UBI Research, So Hyun-chul, director of Shinhan Financial Investment, said that Sony ranked the first in the premium TV market in 12 years and Sony’s share price rose 445% with its main driving force of OLED TV.

In addition, LG Electronics’ HE division achieved an operating margin of 8.1% last year. In the major set makers, OLED seems to be the Key factor that increases the company’s sales and improves the market share in the premium TV market. As such, OLED portion is anticipated to expand further in the premium TV market.

Meanwhile, UBI Research predicts that OLED TV sales will be increased by about 30% annually and the revenue is projected as about US$ 5.7 billion in 2022 through the ‘2018 OLED Panel Industry Report’, which was published in February.

In Premium TV market, OLED portion is growing.

Following Bang & Olufsen and SONY, Philips’ OLED TV was launched in Korea on June 11, 2018.

Philips’ OLED TV, applied with LG Display’s OLED panel, is available in two models; 55 – inch and 65 – inch. It features a quad – core CPU, HDR 10, Dolby Vision and DTS surround.

<Philips OLED TV, Source: Philips>

In coming September, Germany’s Loewe plans to launch three (bild5, bild7, bild7 edition) 65-inch OLED TVs using LG Display’s panel, and also Hisense is scheduled to release OLED TV this month.

Especially, when Hisense, which is the leader in the Chinese TV market, releases OLED TVs, it is expected to enhance the awareness about OLED TV in China as well as increase the portion of OLED in the premium TV market.

In April, Kim Sang-don, CFO of LG Display, said in the conference call “The number of existing OLED camps was expanded to 15 from 13, adding two. LG Display will actively respond to increasing market demand by expanding productivity through the reduction of tack time and by converting Chinese fab and, if necessary, domestic LCD fab to OLED fab.”

In the ‘OLED/Display comprehensive seminar’ held by UBI Research, So Hyun-chul, director of Shinhan Financial Investment, said that Sony ranked the first in the premium TV market in 12 years and Sony’s share price rose 445% with its main driving force of OLED TV.

In addition, LG Electronics’ HE division achieved an operating margin of 8.1% last year. In the major set makers, OLED seems to be the Key factor that increases the company’s sales and improves the market share in the premium TV market. As such, OLED portion is anticipated to expand further in the premium TV market.

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프리미엄 TV 시장, OLED 비중 확대

Bang&Olufsen과 SONY에 이어 지난 11일 필립스의 OLED TV가 국내에 출시됐다.

LG Display의 OLED 패널이 적용된 필립스의 OLED TV는 55 inch와 65 inch 2가지 모델로 출시되었으며, 쿼드코어 CPU와 HDR 10, Dolby Vision, DTS 서라운드 등의 기능을 갖췄다.

<필립스 OLED TV, 출처: 필립스>

오는 9월 독일의 Loewe도 LG Display의 패널을 이용한 65 inch OLED TV 3종(bild5, bild7, bild7 edition)을 국내에 출시할 예정이며, 하이센스도 이르면 이번 달부터 OLED TV를 출시할 것으로 보인다.

특히 중국의 TV 시장에서 선두를 달리고 있는 하이센스가 OLED TV를 출시할 경우, 중국 내 OLED TV 인지도 향상뿐 아니라 프리미엄 TV 시장에서의 OLED 비중을 확대시키는 요소가 될 것으로 예상된다.

지난 4월 LG Display의 김상돈 CFO는 컨퍼런스 콜을 통해 기존 OLED 진영은 13곳이었으나, 2곳이 추가되어 15곳으로 확대되었다고 설명하면서, ‘tack time 축소를 통해 생산성 확대와 중국 fab, 필요 시 국내 LCD fab을 OLED fab으로 전환하여 증가하고 있는 시장 수요에 대해 적극적으로 대응할 것’이라 밝혔다.

앞서 유비리서치가 개최한 ‘OLED/디스플레이 결산세미나’에서 신한금융투자의 소현철 이사는 Sony가 12년 만에 premium TV 시장에서 1위를 기록하였다고 언급하며 Sony의 주가가 2013년 대비 445% 상승한 원동력 중 하나로 OLED TV였다고 설명하였다.

또한, 지난해 LG전자의 HE사업본부는 영업이익률이 8.1%로 역대 최고치에 달성하였다. 주요 set 업체에서는 OLED가 기업의 매출 상승과 프리미엄 TV 시장에서의 점유율을 높이는 요소라 판단한 것으로 보인다. 이에 따라 향후 프리미엄 TV 시장에서의 OLED 비중은 더욱 확대될 것으로 예상된다.

한편, 유비리서치는 2월 발간한 ‘2018 OLED Panel Industry Report’를 통해 OLED TV의 매출액은 연평균 약 30% 증가하여 2022년 약 57억 달러 규모가 될 것으로 전망했다.

Samsung Electronics, releases Galaxy S9 at MWC 2018

Samsung Electronics will unveil Galaxy S9, its next-generation strategic smartphone, at MWC 2018, held in Barcelona, Spain on February 25. Galaxy S9 is anticipated to be equipped with various features such as dual cameras for the first time at the Galaxy S series and intelligent scanning, so expectations for the Galaxy S9 are rising.

The Galaxy S series continued to increase in ppi and display area (DA), starting with the ‘Galaxy S’ in 2010. The first Galaxy S was introduced with 4 inch WVGA rigid OLED, with 235 ppi and 58% DA. For Galaxy S6 which is the first Galaxy S series adopted with flexible OLED, its ppi became more than doubled and DA was 70.7% increased by 22%, compared to Galaxy S.

<Evolution in ppi and DA for Galaxy S series>

Launched in 2017, the Galaxy S8 first extended the DA to 83.6% by removing the home button and minimizing the bezel for the first time on the OLED smart phone. Through these changes, Samsung Electronics introduced a full-screen OLED display.

According to the industry experts, Samsung Electronics is expected to implement full-screen by expanding DA to 93% with 5.8-inch OLED in Galaxy S9 to be unveiled at MWC 2018.

As the full-screen OLED smart phone has become very popular with consumers, Apple, LG, VIVO and Oppo have started to incorporate full-screen OLED into their flagship models. As a result, smart phones with full-screen OLEDs are expected to become main stream this year.

Meanwhile, it is estimated that 230 million units of flexible OLED panels will be shipped in 2018 according to the recently published ‘2018 OLED Panel Industry Report’. The size of OLEDs is expected to increase steadily for implementation of full screen. Moreover, the development direction for full screen is to be from current full screen or notch type (form of making holes in speaker and camera functions) to the form of real full-screen displays, in which they (speaker and camera parts) are not visible on the front display.

<Expected development direction for full-screen>

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삼성전자, MWC 2018에서 Galaxy S9 공개

삼성전자는 오는 25일 스페인 바르셀로나에서 개최되는 MWC 2018에서 차기 전략 스마트폰인 Galaxy S9을 공개한다. Galaxy S 시리즈 최초로 듀얼 카메라와 인텔리전트 스캔 등 다양한 신기능이 탑재될 것으로 전망됨에 따라, Galaxy S9에 대한 기대감이 고조되고 있다.

Galaxy S 시리즈는 2010년 ‘Galaxy S’를 시작으로 ppi와 DA(display area)가 지속적으로 증가했다. 처음 출시 된 Galaxy S에는 4 inch WVGA rigid OLED가 적용되었으며, ppi는 235, DA는 58%였다. Galaxy S 시리즈 최초로 flexible OLED가 적용된 Galaxy S6의 ppi는 Galaxy S 대비 2배 이상 증가하였으며, DA는 22%증가한 70.7%이다.

<Galaxy S 시리즈의 ppi와 DA변화>

2017년 출시 된 Galaxy S8는 OLED smart phone 최초로 홈버튼을 제거, bezel을 최소화를 통해DA를 83.6%까지 확장시켰다. 이를 통해삼성전자는 전면을 OLED로 채우는 full-screen을 구현하였다.

업계에 따르면 삼성전자는 이번 MWC 2018에서 공개할 Galaxy S9에도 5.8 inch OLED를 탑재, DA 93%까지 확장시켜 full-screen를 구현할 것으로 전망된다.

Full-screen 형태의 OLED smart phone이 소비자들로부터 큰 호응을 일으키며, Apple과 LG, VIVO, Oppo 등은 플래그십 모델에 full-screen형태의 OLED를 탑재하기 시작하였다. 이로 인해 올 한해 full-screen형태의 OLED가 탑재된 smart phone은 대세를 이룰 것으로 전망된다.

한편, 유비리서치는 최근 발간한 ‘2018 OLED Panel Industry Report’를 통해 2018년 flexible OLED는 2.3억 개 출하될 것이라 전망하였다. 또한, OLED의 size는 지속적으로 증가하여 full-screen 또는 notch 형태(스피커와 카메라 부분에 hole을 만드는 형태)에서 스피커와 카메라가 전면 디스플레이에 보이지 않는 real full-screen 형태로 개발될 것으로 보인다고 예상하였다.

<예상되는 full-screen 개발 방향>

UBI Research, publishes ‘2018 OLED Panel Industry Report’, which analyzes the indicators of OLED industry in 2017

UBI Research published ‘2018 OLED Panel Industry Report’ on February 12, 2018, which analyzes the indicators of OLED industry for the year of 2017.

This report seems very helpful to forecast OLED industry, which is most likely to become the main display in future, since it analyzes panel makers’ development trends, key issues, applied products, and relevant markets from various perspectives on rigid and flexible OLED as well as solution processed OLED.

In the report, the status of OLED products in 2017 is summarized into various applications such as smart phones and TVs, and the trends of newly released products and related issues can be identified.

According to the report, a full-screen smart phone, which has become a trend in recent years, can mainly be applied to flexible OLEDs, while rigid OLEDs using COG (chip on glass) are required to ensure module space at the top and bottom side. Therefore, it is expected that panel makers will implement full-screen as a notch type rather than a current rectangle type to improve the added value, and demand of rigid OLED, which is on the decrease.

Meanwhile, UBI Research predicts that shipment for rigid OLEDs will be 270 million units and that for flexible OLEDs will be 230 million units in 2018, generating sales of US$ 12.5 billion and US$ 23.9 billion, respectively.  Also, analysis shows that the solution process, capable of manufacturing large-area OLED panels with RGB structure without cutting mother glass at Gen 8 or higher generation, will be adopted at the mass-production from 2019. Consequently, 2 million units of solution processed OLED will be shipped in 2019 and 9.2 million units will be shipped in 2022.

<Flexible OLED shipment forecast>

유비리서치, 2017년 OLED 산업의 지표를 분석한 ‘2018 OLED Panel Industry Report’ 발간

유비리서치는 2017년 한해 동안의 OLED 산업 지표를 분석한 ‘2018 OLED Panel Industry Report’를 지난 12일 발간하였다.

본 보고서는 rigid부터 flexible, solution process OLED 전반에 대해 panel 업체 개발 동향, 핵심 이슈, 적용 제품현황, 시장 등을 다양한 관점에서 분석하여, 향후 디스플레이의 주력이 될 OLED 산업을 전망하는데 도움이 될 것으로 예상된다.

보고서에는 2017년 OLED 적용 제품현황을 스마트폰과 TV 등 여러 어플리케이션으로 나누어 출시 흐름과 이에 따른 이슈를 확인할 수 있다.

보고서에 따르면, 최근 트렌드로 자리 잡고 있는 full-screen smart phone은 flexible OLED만 적용 가능하며, COG(chip on glass)방식이 적용되는 rigid OLED는 상∙하부에 모듈 공간을 확보해야 하기 때문에 적용이 어렵다고 설명했다. 따라서, panel 업체는 감소하는 rigid OLED의 수요와 부가가치를 향상시키기 위해 현재의 모양(rectangle)보다는 notch type으로써 full-screen을 구현할 것이라 전망했다.

한편, 유비리서치는 2018년에는 Rigid OLED가 2.7억 개, flexible OLED가 2.3억개 출하되어, 각각 125억 달러, 239억 달러의 매출액을 형성할 것으로 전망하였다. 또한, Gen8 이상에서 원장 분할 없이 RGB 구조의 대면적 OLED panel 제조가 가능한 solution process는 2019년부터 본격적으로 양산되어 2019년 20만 개, 2022년 920만 개의 solution process OLED가 출하될 것으로 분석하였다.

<Flexible OLED 출하량 전망>