1. Premium1's Avatar
    Came across this article and found it interesting. Makes sense since apple wants to try and control all aspects: https://9to5mac.com/2017/07/24/apple...ung-dominance/

    According to a new article from ET News (via Digitimes), Apple has bought CVD machines and has setup a research & development line in Taiwan dedicated to OLED screen technology. It aims to ultimately expand the OLED supply chain beyond just Samsung, although it’s unlikely that Apple itself would actually do the raw component manufacturing …

    There have been many times in the past when Apple invests in research, tooling and equipment to bring new technologies to the mass market.

    However, Apple has shown that it does not want to be the actual manufacturer, instead licensing or leasing its equipment to Chinese factories like Foxconn or Pegatron. This seems to be what is happening here with the OLED situation.

    The report says Apple has purchased chemical vapor deposition machines, which are used in the creation of OLED panels.

    These CVD machines are not widely available and the report says that most of the current output is dominated by one Japanese company, Canon Tokki, which passes on the majority of its capacity to Samsung Display. By buying its own CVD machines, Apple could open the OLED supply chain to more manufacturers by letting them use its own CVD machinery for the production of Apple devices, like iPhones and Apple Watch models.
    07-24-2017 11:42 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    If true, that would be great....
    07-24-2017 02:44 PM

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