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Planned capacity of 30 million smartphone displays per month

Samsung to boost AMOLED display production

Samsung said that it plans to increase manufacturing capacity for AMOLED displays tenfold to 30 million per month.

The company is opening a new production capacity which will vastly increase the current supply of AMOLED displays from the 3 million per month supply from Samsung’s current manufacturing facilities. The company plans to spend over $2.1 billion on new production facilities.

Shortages of the Korean manufacturer’s next-gen AMOLED displays been on going to the point that Taiwanese smartphone giant HTC switched some new high end models of smartphones to use the a "Super LCD" screen manufactured by Sony.

AMOLED and LCD look set to continue the technology rivalry particularly following the launch of high resolution LCD IPS-based panels in the new Apple iPhone 4 which the company dubbed the ‘retina’ display and which is highly competetive with AMOLED displays.

Samsung said that shortages affected all manufacturers equally and that the firm’s Galaxy S smartphone did not receive priority allocation of AMOLED displays. 

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