Samsung Invests $11 Billion in Quantum Dot Display Manufacturing

Samsung Display Asan Campus, Chungnam, South Korea where the Quantum Dot display fab will be built.

Samsung Display Asan Campus, Chungnam, South Korea where the Quantum Dot display fab will be built.

Samsung announced yesterday that the company is planning an $11 billion investment in the world’s first dedicated Quantum Dot display manufacturing facility. The facility will be used to produce a new type of hybrid Quantum Dot-OLED display (QD-OLED). These new displays combine a patterned Quantum Dot Color Conversion (QDCC) layer with a fluorescent blue OLED emitter to create a stunning RGB display.

A look inside a QD-OLED TV

A look inside a QD-OLED TV

This investment shows Samsung’s clear commitment to the success of Quantum Dot technology in the display market. According to Samsung Display CEO Lee Dong-hoon:

"Quantum dots are semiconductor particles which luminate close to natural colors. It is the future growth vision of the large display industry. With the investment we will lead the premium display market."

Samsung says that production at the Q1 line will begin in 2021 for 65-inch QD displays with a monthly capacity of 30,000 8.5th generation substrates per month.