Samsung announced it will significantly expand its AMOLED production capacity in 2011. The company has committed 2.5 trillion South Korean won (US$2.1 billion) to set up a next-generation production facility in Tan Jung in the southern part of Seoul. The new plant will primarily make three-inch panels used for mobile phones, and will expand Samsung's capacity up to 30 million screens per month from three million currently.
Samsung Mobile Display plans to spend 2.5 trillion South Korean won (US$2.1 billion) to set up the next-generation production facility. The plant, situated in Tang Jung in the southern part of Seoul, primarily will be used to manufacture three-inch panels used for mobile phones.
With many manufacturers using AM-OLED panels for their phones—including Samsung Electronics Co.—Samsung Mobile Display is in the awkward position of providing panels for both the electronics arm and its competitors.
But Lee said that Samsung Electronics' flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S, doesn't get priority over other customers, and that the shortage has affected everyone equally.