The lack of machinery for the production of OLED displays can affect Apple’s plans next year
We have repeatedly heard that the shortage of OLED panels can affect the use thereof in the new smartphone iPhone 8 which will present next year.
That’s just before the shortage of OLED displays was due to anything but a lack of equipment for their production. Representatives of the Bloomberg spoke with the management of the Japanese company Canon Tokki, which deals in such equipment. It will be used for the manufacture of OLED panels, which find application in particular in the new iPhone.
The source notes that Canon Tokki is the main manufacturer of the respective equipment in the world. Vacuum production system ELVESS OLED is a huge structure with a length of 98 meters, which is on the glass surface are placed red, blue and green pixels using vacuum deposition.
Canon Tokki was able to create a key technology for the production of OLED panels, which significantly reduce the defect rate and increase yield of quality products. Equipment Canon Tokki can’t compete with no other company.
According to Bloomberg, Canon Tokki now produces no more than 10 of these cars per year, the company received orders for two years forward. Each such machine costs around $ 85 million. Head Canon Tokki said that among the clients include Samsung Display, LG Display and Sharp.
Apple, according to rumors, uses curved OLED panel production Samsung. However, Bloomberg says that the high reject rate in the production of Samsung may lead to a shortage of key components for the iPhone 8. The question is, when Samsung Display will receive new equipment Canon Tokki.