2017 OLED Manufacturing Equipment Annual Report

  • The OLED equipmentmarket is expected to reach $84.9 billion in 5 years.
  • Korean and Chinese panel companies will take over 90% of investment in panel equipment.

According to ‘2017 OLED Manufacturing Equipment Annual Report’ published by UBI Research, the entire equipment market of OLED is expected to total$84.9 billion(about 93trillion KRW) from 2017 to 2021. In 2017, $16.4 billion(about 18 trillion KRW) will be invested in OLED equipment.

The OLED equipment for the market analysis is largely categorized by process into 5 kinds of equipment; TFT, OLED, encapsulation, cell, and module. The investment costs including distribution equipment and test equipment of each process are calculated, and touch-related equipment is excluded from the market analysis.

Hyun Jun Jang, a senior researcher of UBI Research forecasts that the two countries will lead the OLED market due to the massive investment from both Korean panel companies occupying the OLED industry and latecomers Chinese panel companies.

According to this report, China and Korea will actively invest in OLED equipment from 2017 to 2017, showinga 48% and a 42% OLED market share, respectively. In particular, the two countries are expected to make the largest investment of $32.8 billion(about 36 trillion KRW) in 2017 and 2018.

Samsung Display has been expanding small and medium OLED lines to be applied to Galaxy series and Apple, and LG Display has been investing in both small & medium and large-size OLED lines. China’s BOE and CSOT are likely to invest heavily in OLED line because especially BOE has decided to invest more than 30K in small and medium OLED lines every year since 2017.

From 2017 to 2021, itis forecast that TFT equipment, OLED pixel patterning equipment, encapsulation equipment, cell equipment, and module equipment will have a 45%, 17%,13%,13%, and 12% market share, respectively. In near future, the demand for flexible OLED will be likely to increase so that cell and module equipment will gain more importance having a 25% market share.


1. Process Analysis (Substrate, TFT, OLED, Encapsulation, Cell, Module)

2. Major Panel Companies’ Investment Trend (Korea, China, Japan, Taiwan)

3. Market Trend

  • Period of AMOLED  Panel Market Analysis : 2017 – 2021
  • Analysis Contents : Total market, TFT equipment market, OLED equipment market, Encapsulation equipment market, Cell equipment market, Module equipment market,


1. Executive Summary

2. Substrate and TFT Process Analysis
2.1 Flexible OLED Use Substrate
2.2 Oxide TFT

3. OLED Pixel Process Analysis
3.3 Solution Process OLED

4. Encapsulation Process Analysis
4.1 Frit Glass Encapsulation
4.2 Thin Film Encapsulation
4.3 Hybrid Encapsulation

5. Cell Process Analysis
5.1 Laser Lift Off
5.2 Laser Cell Cutting

6. Module Process Analysis
6.1 Touch Screen
6.2 Polarizer
6.3 Driver IC
6.4 Cover Window

7. Key Panel Manufacturing Equipment Supply Chain
7.1 Samsung Display
7.2 LG Display
7.3 Summary

8. Key Panel Companies’ Investment Trend
8.1 Key panel companies’ investment trend
8.2 Korea
8.3 China
8.4 Japan
8.5 Taiwan

9. Manufacturing Equipment Market Forecast
9.1 Outline
9.2 Total market
9.3 TFT manufacturing equipment market
9.4 OLED pixel formation equipment market
9.5 Encapsulation manufacturing equipment market
9.6 Cell manufacturing equipment market
9.7 Module manufacturing equipment market

10. Manufacturing Equipment Company Matrix
10.1 Front-end OLED process
10.2 Back-end OLED process

There may be minor changes in the schedule.


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