LG Display

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LG Display, based in Korea, is one of the world's largest display makers. LGD produces screens for TVs, laptops and mobile devices, focusing on OLED technologies.

LG Display is the world's leading OLED TV and monitor panel producer (based on its WOLED architecture). The company also produces flexible AMOLEDs for wearables, tablets and smartphones (branded as pOLEDs, and supplied to many companies including Apple). LG Display is also offering automotive OLED displays, transparent OLEDs, and is developing OLED microdisplays.

LG OLED G3

LG Display supplies WOLED TV panels in a wide range of sizes, from 42-inch to 97-inch, to many companies including Panasonic, LG Electronics, Sony, Philips, Loewe, JVC, Hisense, Konka and others. It is a main AMOLED supplier for Apple's smartwatch, mobile phones and tablet products. It is also considered to be the leading automotive OLED producer. 

 

LG Display has been producing transparent OLEDs since 2019, when the company started commercial production of 55" FHD transparent OLEDs, finding small markets in signage, commercial, mobility and more. The company since expanded its range, although production volume is still limited.

 

Towards the end of 2015 LG Display acquired LG Chem's OLED lighting business unit for $135 million, but it later withdrew from the lighting market.

Company Address

128, Yeoui-daero
Yeongdeungpo-gu
Seoul
South Korea

Is LG Display leading over Samsung Display with the quality and performance of its latest OLED?

Since Samsung started mass producing AMOLED displays in 2007, most people believe that the company is not only the leader in OLED production capacity, but also in the performance of its displays. In most cases, Samsung has been the first company to develop and manage to mass produce the most advanced OLED displays, and the first to adopt the latest OLED materials, architectures, and processes.

There are some signs that this could be changing, although honestly it's a bit too early to know. In May 2024, Apple launched its first OLED Tablets, and according to reports, Apple chose LG Display as its main supplier, ordering around 60% of its iPad OLEDs from LGD (with all of the 13" model orders going to LG), and the rest from Samsung. Later it was reported that Apple had to delay the introduction of its 2024 iPad Pro devices as Samsung faced low production yields and could not deliver displays in time.

Read the full story Posted: Jul 02,2024

Apple reportedly reaches out to Samsung and LG regarding the supply of OLED microdisplays

According to a report from Korea, Apple has sent an RFI for both Samsung Display and LG Display, seeking more information about the two companies capabilities regarding the production of OLED microdisplays. It is speculated that Apple is seeking to change its OLED supplier in a future, lower-cost VR headset.

Apple Vision Pro

Apple specifically mentions a white OLED with color filters architectures (i.e. not a direct-patterned device), a panel size of 2 to 2.1 inch and a display density of around 1,700 PPI (which is rather low, Sony's 4K microdisplays used in the Apple Vision Pro for example offer a density of almost 3,400 PPI).

Read the full story Posted: Jun 29,2024

LG Display starts mass producing 13-inch tandem laptop OLED panels

LG Display says that it has started to mass produce tandem OLED laptop panels, the first company to do so. LGD says its tandem architecture double the lifetime of its OLEDs, reduce power consumption by up to 40%, and enable up to three times the brightness.

LGD has been producing tandem OLED displays since 2019, mainly for the automotive industry. This expertise has enabled it to be Apple's main tandem OLED display suppler for its 2024 iPad Pro devices, and now to be the first one to produce tandem laptop panels. 

Read the full story Posted: Jun 24,2024

LG Display gets approved to supply AMOLEDs for the iPhone 16 Pro Max before Samsung Display

Reports from Korea suggest that Apple approved LG Display as a supplier for its upcoming iPhone 16 Pro Max, the most advanced iPhone model to be released this year. Interestingly, LGD apparently got the approval before Samsung Display, Apple's main OLED supplier.

If true, this is the first time that Apple approves LGD first. This does not necessarily mean anything, but it does mean that the technology gap between Samsung and LGD is low, if present at all. Samsung has much higher production capacity compared to LGD, note. The two companies will likely produce panels for all four iPhone 16 models, and it is reported that BOE will supply some panels for the two standard iPhone 16 models.

Read the full story Posted: Jun 12,2024

Omdia: adoption of OLEDs in smartwatch applications grows to 37% of the market

Omdia says that it expects the global smartwatch display market to reach 359 million units in 2024 (up from 259 million units in 2022). OLEDs hold a 37% market share (132 million units).

Omdia says that the leading smartwatch OLED producers, in the first half of 2024, are LG Display (Apple's main supplier), Everdisplay and Tianma - which together hold a 53% market share. China-based wearable OLED production accounts to 64% of the total market.

Read the full story Posted: Jun 07,2024

LG Display teams up with Boeing and LIG Nex1 to show a next-gen aircraft smart cabin

As OLED technologies are making inroads into the aerospace industry, LG Display has teamed up with Boeing and LIG Nex1 to introduce a new aircraft smart cabin concept, utilizing the company's latest OLED displays.

The three companies started collaborating back in 2020, to realize how OLEDs can benefit aircraft interior design. For this project, LG Display developed aircraft-specific OLED panels, ensuring higher reliability and safety compared to regular OLED panels. The new smart cabin concept includes a 55" OLED panel that is installed at the aircraft entrance, curved OLED at the aircraft's ceiling, 30-inch transparent OLED panels placed in the cabin partitions, and a 27-inch OLED panel in the crew galley.

Read the full story Posted: May 30,2024

LG to supply 100,000 13" tandem laptop OLED panels to Dell

According to a report from Korea, LG Display has started to produce 13.4" tandem AMOLED panels for Dell, to be used in the upcoming 2024 XPS 13 laptop. LGD will produce 100,000 such panels for Dell at its E6 production line (the same line used to produce Apple's iPad Pro displays).

Dell XPS 16 2024 model

The tandem OLED displays will enable longer lifetimes, and also increased brightness / efficiency. Interestingly, Dell says the displays will only feature a brightness of 400 nits. The full display specification: 13.4" 3K+ (2880x1800) 60Hz 400 nits AMOLED panels. 

Read the full story Posted: May 30,2024

Collins Aerospace and Panasonic Avionics launch a next-generation aircraft business suite with a 45-inch curved OLED display

Collins Aerospace, and Panasonic Avionics Corporation have co-developed a next-generation business class suite, called MAYA, which combines the two cmoapnies expertise in design, technology development and integration into a singular integrated solution.

The MAYA suite's centerpiece is a 45-inch curved 4K OLED display, which according to the two companies, provide "users with unprecedented immersion, customization and feature rich personalized viewing experiences". The suite is packed with lot's more technology, of course, and it utilizes recycled, reusable and plant-based materials along with a composite structures to reduce production waste.

Read the full story Posted: May 29,2024

Panasonic announces three new 2024 OLED TVs

Earlier in 2024, Panasonic unveiled two new OLED TVs, the Z95A and Z93A, its flagship OLED TVs for 2024. Now Panasonic announced three new OLED TVs, which makes its 2024 OLED offering quite robust.

Panasonic Z93A photo

The Z90A OLED TV is similar to the flagship Z95A, but its WOLED panels do not use MLA. The Z90A, available in 65, 55, 48 and 42-inch sizes, offers HCX AI Mk II processor and gaming, and a built-in soundbar. The Z85A is offered with 55-inch and 65-inch only, with lower-end WOLED panels (120Hz rather than 144Hz). Finally, the entry-level Z80A, also in 55- and 65-inch sizes, offer the same 120Hz 4K WOLED panels, but has an older version of Panasonic's HCX Pro AI Processor.

Read the full story Posted: May 27,2024

Some Apple iPad Pro customers complain of noticeable grain in the new OLED tablets

Earlier this month Apple announced its 2024 iPad Pro devices, Apple's first tablets with AMOLED displays, using tandem panels produced by LG Display and Samsung Displays. Some customers have complained about an annoying grain pattern in the new display:

This is especially noticeable in dark environments. It seems as if the 11" model is more affected by the 13" one. The 11" panel is produced exclusively by Samsung Display, while the 13" is made by both Samsung and LG Display. It could be that this is a problem only at Samsung's panels. 

Read the full story Posted: May 26,2024