LGD plans to develop hybrid OLED for cars
According to TheElec, LG Display is planning to develop hybrid OLED panels to supply to automotive customers. In addition, LG Display and Samsung Display are also developing hybrid OLED panels for Apple, which will be used in the iPad in the future. According to reports, this new hybrid OLED panel will use both glass substrates and thin film encapsulation (TFE), and these technologies have been used in the past for rigid OLED panels and flexible OLED panels. In addition, a hybrid OLED panel will use a glass substrate, so it will also be cheaper to manufacture.
The first customers for LG Display's new hybrid OLED panels are likely to be European automakers, the sources said. So far, the South Korean display panel maker has only supplied polyimide OLED panels to its automotive customers. LG Display showcased its hybrid OLED panel technology - Advanced Thin OLED - during this year's CES. The glass substrate is said to be 20 percent thinner than competing products.