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From: I'manoledguy7/1/2021 9:50:42 AM
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Is a new Blue emitter Imminent? New host for a new blue?

LG Chem aims to expand blue OLED layer supply to LG Display

  • Gijong Lee
  • 2021.07.01 22:02

  • LG Chem eyes blue host supply for WBE material set
    Chemical firm bought patents from Dupont in 2019 for the operation
    Image: LG Chem
    LG Chem is aiming to expand its supply of blue OLED emission layer to LG Display this year, TheElec has learned.

    LG Chem is hoping to supply the blue host for the WBE material set used by LG Display for their large-sized OLED panels.

    An OLED material set is comprised of an emission layer __ which admits the light __ and layers to transmit the electrons. The emission layer is comprised of a host and a dopant that emit the light and a prime to increase luminance efficiency. LG Display’s latest OLED material set, WBE, was first applied to its OLED panel production line at Guangzhou, China.

    LG Display is still using its older WBC material set at its E3 and E4 production liens at Paju, South Korea.

    The WB stands for white bottom: LG Display’s OLED uses white OLED and a bottom emission structure. The E or C behind WB refers to the material’s characteristics. WBE offers longer life span and higher color gamut than WBC.

    The WBE’s blue host has been called long-life blue emission layer by experts in South Korea.

    LG Chem began supplying blue host for WBC to LG Display for use at Paju. LG Display uses blue host mainly from Idemitsu Kosan of Japan for its Paju plant. LG Chem paid patent licensing fees to Idemitsu last year to supply the blue host to LG Display last year.

    LG Display, for its latest WBE material set, uses blue host from Dupont, Idemitsu Kosan and P&H Tech. P&H Tech produces Dupont’s blue host as an OEM.

    LG Display is planning to apply WBE to its E3 and E4 lines at a later date. E3 will likely start using WBE within the year and E4 by the first half of 2022. This expanded application of WBE is the reason why LG Chem is pushing to supply more blue host to LG Display.

    LG Chem had bought four US patents and 87 South Korean patents related to blue host from Dupont in 2019 to expand this operation.

    Solus Advanced Materials, which also makes OLED materials, last month began supplying the key layer in the hole transporting layer of OLED to LG Display for use at the E3 line at Paju.

    Meanwhile, LG Chem is currently also supplying the electron transporting layer, green host, yellow green host and red host to LG Display for use in WBC and WBE.

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    From: CentralParkRanger7/1/2021 12:55:57 PM
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    Universal Display (OLED) sees Significant Insider Selling Continuing
    MT NEWSWIRES 12:50 PM ET 7/1/2021

    Symbol Last Price Change
    217.86 -4.47 (-2.0105%)
    QUOTES AS OF 12:51:16 PM ET 07/01/2021

    12:50 PM EDT, 07/01/2021 (MT Newswires) -- There was a substantial sale of shares of Universal Display(OLED) by an insider today, as disclosed in a form 4 document filed with the SEC. One insider -- Julia J Brown, Officer -- disposed of 22,007 shares in the company having a market value of approximately $4,951,575. There was one insider buy/sell transaction in the past 90 days prior to this transaction which resulted in the sale of 10,000 shares. Adding the most recent activity to this 90-day history indicates insider trades have been net sales of 32,007 shares and have averaged 16,004 shares per transaction over this time period.

    Insiders at Universal Display(OLED) have a higher number of buy/sell trades than the 15-peer company average over the last 90-day period. The Integrated Circuits peer group saw 18 buy/sell trades during this period for an average of 1.2 transactions per company. The number of shares per buy/sell trade for Universal Display(OLED) insiders was also higher. Within the peer group there were 0 shares purchased and 180,941 shares sold with company insiders disposing of 10,052 shares on average.

    In order to focus on significant insider buying and selling activity, all trading activity reported to the SEC that involves awards, options, exercise of derivative securities, company buy-backs, taxes, gifts, shares acquired via inheritance and tenders or exchange offers has been eliminated from data used to create and write this story.

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    To: CentralParkRanger who wrote (26143)7/1/2021 2:30:10 PM
    From: I'manoledguy
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    Her work at UDC has made her a rich woman for sure.

    Somewhat of a misleading title by MT Newswires. They could just have well said she(insider) has been selling stock since 2011

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    From: soitgoes7/3/2021 7:33:35 AM
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    Not just OLED: LG is about to release its first Mini LED TVs
    New TV models hit the US in July, the rest of the world a few weeks later.

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    From: I'manoledguy7/5/2021 3:14:40 AM
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    Biomedicines, batteries and OLEDs key export drivers

    By Korea Herald
    Published : Jul 4, 2021 - 17:31


    Biomedicines, batteries and OLED panels are rising as key drivers of exports in South Korea, which Seoul officials see as a hopeful sign of the economy becoming more resilient and future-oriented.

    According to the Ministry of Trade, Infrastructure and Energy on Sunday, the first half of 2021 reinforced a continuing trend of seven product categories, identified by the government as new growth items, making bigger contributions to the country’s total exports.

    The seven are bio and health products, secondary batteries, agricultural products, cosmetics, systems-on-chip, electric vehicles and organic light-emitting diodes.

    The total value of overseas shipments of these items was tallied at $47.7 billion during the January-June period, up 29.9 percent from a year earlier.

    Compared to the first half of 2016, when the figure stood at $23.9 billion, it nearly doubled.

    The share that the six items take up in total exports has also increased over the years. It reached 15.8 percent in the first half of this year, from 9.9 percent five years ago.

    By category, biomedicines, battery cells, cosmetics and agricultural products set the best first-half records this year.

    Over $7.6 billion in biomedicines were shipped during the six months, up 27.7 percent on-year, boosted by strong demand for COVID-19 diagnostic kits and biosimilar drugs from local pharmaceuticals.

    Batteries’ shipments registered a 24.1 percent gain, driven by exponential growth in US sales. The US-bound shipment soared by a whopping 238.5 percent.

    Outbound shipments of systems-on-chip, electric vehicles and OLED products reached their highest levels in five years, the data showed.

    The Trade Ministry noted that the rise of new export items came while traditional items cemented their global market positions. “This shows our export portfolio is evolving in line with the future directions of the global markets,” a ministry official explained.

    Korea’s economy has for decades relied heavily on the overseas sale of chips, cars and electric gadgets to grow.

    The country’s total exports during the six-month period marked $303.24 billion, which was the best first-half performance ever recorded. The top five contributors were chips, general machinery, ships and cars, including electric vehicles, and steel products.

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    From: Dkjunior1437/6/2021 9:13:29 AM
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    Nintendo Switch OLED model will go on sale on October 8th for $350

    Nintendo’s new Switch is official

    By Tom Warren and Richard Lawler | July 6, 2021 9:08 am

    Nintendo is announcing a new Switch model today with a larger 7-inch 720P OLED display. This new model uses an upgraded chip from Nvidia, allowing the handheld to output at 4K when connected to a TV. The Switch (OLED model) will go on sale for $350 starting on October 8th.

    This updated Switch has been rumored heavily in recent months, and Nintendo has chosen to reveal it after the company’s E3 show that focused exclusively on new Switch games. Reports had suggested this new Switch would appear before E3 began earlier this month.

    The new Switch arrives nearly two years after Nintendo’s Switch Lite, a smaller and cheaper version of the Switch that you can’t hook up to a TV. The Switch Lite debuted at $199 in September 2019.

    Nintendo’s Switch has sold incredibly well, with the console dominating US sales charts for nearly two years straight. Switch lifetime sales are at 84.59 million units shipped since its launch in 2017, a figure that is getting closer to the Wii console’s 101.63 million lifetime sales mark. This updated Switch model is bound to only help push sales even closer to the Wii.

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    From: OLEDCLIMBER7/7/2021 7:19:07 AM
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    Chip shortage to hit TV and smartphone OLED displays

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    From: I'manoledguy7/7/2021 11:20:32 AM
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    Its home entertainment unit, which manages its television business, was expected to report a quarterly operating profit of between 250 billion won and 300 billion won. Despite TV makers struggles hit by the rise in prices for LCDs, which take up at least 40 percent of the price in a TV unit, LG is expected to have been benefited from its gradual shift toward OLED TVs.

    "Despite the difficult business environment caused by rising LCD prices, an increase in OLED TV sales helped LG report visible profitability. LG is estimated to have sold 943,000 OLED TVs during the latest quarter, up 198 percent year-on-year, and the accumulated amount of OLED TV sales for the first six months of this year also increased by 154 percent, year-on-year," said Roh Kyoung-tak, an analyst at Eugene Investment & Securities.

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    To: OLEDCLIMBER who wrote (26148)7/7/2021 11:53:33 AM
    From: A.J. Mullen
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    Thanks for posting that. The article states companies are stockpiling. The pandemic struck a blow against just-in-time manufacturing as managers discovered resiliency had value that wasn't always evident in quarterly margins.

    The concern that fabs will switch production from mid-value display chips to producing the highest value most complex chips in pursuit of higher margins is simplistic. The fab would have to be gutted and rebuilt costing time and massive investment. My guess is any shortage of display chips reflects increased demand rather than redirection of production. But a shortage is a shortage. How easy is it to increase production, particularly when there's a shortage of chips that give higher margins?

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    From: I'manoledguy7/8/2021 8:18:02 AM
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    Samsung Display has increased its shipment target for notebook OLED panels this year.

    The company originally aimed to ship over four million units but increased this to between 5.5 million to six million units, people familiar with the matter said.

    This is 40% to 50% higher than its initial target.

    The company is seeing higher than expected demand for its notebook OLED panels from high demand for laptops due to the pandemic.

    Samsung Display’s largest customer for the panels is Taiwan’s Asus.

    The display panel maker is aiming to supply the Taiwanese notebook brand with 1.5 million units of OLED panels.

    It is planning to supply a million units to Samsung Electronics; between 500,000 units to 600,000 units to HP. It is hoping to supply Lenovo, Dell and Xiaomi each with between 400,000 units to 500,000 units.

    Asus is leading the gaming notebook market. OLED’s strengths such as wider color gamut, contrast ration and fast response time can appeal to this market.

    Lenovo, HP and Dell, though they have larger shares than Asus, are more focused on mid-tier offerings that don’t require high specification panels.

    Meanwhile, Samsung Electronics is aiming to ship a million units of its Galaxy Book Pro series of notebooks, which use OLED panels. People familiar with the matter said the tech giant is aiming to ship even more notebooks in 2022.

    According to UBI Research, 1.1 million units of notebook OLED panels were shipped in the first quarter this year, exceeding the total annual shipment of 800,000 units in 2020.

    Samsung Display will likely decide on whether it will expand its IT OLED panel production line depending on how well Asus and Samsung Electronics sell their respective OLED notebooks.

    Samsung Display is currently manufacturing notebook OLED panels at its A2 line, which manufactures rigid OLED panels.

    The display panel maker is planning to offer up to 10 sizes ranging from 13.3-inch to 16-inch. Last year, the company offered five different sizes.

    According to Strategy Analytics, last year, Lenovo shipped 54.9 million units of notebooks for a market share of 24.2%. This was followed by HP’s 52.2 million units for 23% market share and Dell’s 35.4 million units for 15.6% market share. Apple shipped 19.7 million notebooks for a share of 8.7%. Acer moved 16.5 million units for 7.3% share.

    ?? : THE ELEC, Korea Electronics Industry Media(

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