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iPhone Display Supplier Sees OLED Smartphone Deluge From 2021

  • Japan Display has a year to adapt to incoming OLED future
  • Chief Executive Officer Minoru Kikuoka speaks in an interview
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Minoru Kikuoka, CEO of Japan Display, says the supplier of mobile screens is working towards revamping its products.(Source: Bloomberg)
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Japan Display Inc., the struggling supplier of mobile screens to Apple Inc., says it has about a year before it needs to decide on whether to take a plunge on next-generation organic light-emitting diode displays.

While OLED panels are slimmer, more energy-efficient and offer higher contrast, JDI’s liquid crystal displays will retain a price advantage that keeps them competitive in smartphones through 2021, the company’s new Chief Executive Officer Minoru Kikuoka said in an interview. He anticipates a more decisive shift to the new technology may occur in that time period, declining to elaborate on plans of specific customers.