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Apple Considering Revised Plan to Double $100 Million Investment in LCD Panel Maker Japan Display

Thursday September 26, 2019 3:27 am PDT by
Apple supplier Japan Display has lost out on Chinese funds from a key investment firm leading a proposed bailout deal, but Apple could be about to double its own investment to aid in the LCD panel maker's restructuring, according to reports. Chinese firm Harvest Group has been leading the consortium for an 80 billion yen ($740 million) bailout deal, which includes investments from Apple and...

Apple to Invest $100 Million in LCD Panel Maker Japan Display

Thursday June 27, 2019 2:03 am PDT by
A report today from Japan-based Asahi claims Apple plans to invest millions in LCD panel supplier Japan Display Inc (JDI) to aid its restructuring, after the firm's bailout plan fell through on the withdrawal of a key backer. According to Asahi, JDI is set to receive a $100 million investment from Apple, news that has sent the panel maker's shares up as much as 32 percent in Tokyo. As...

Japan Display to Supply OLED Screens for Apple Watch Series 5

Tuesday April 2, 2019 11:54 pm PDT by
Japan Display will supply the OLED screens for this year's new Apple Watch model, according to a new Reuters report out today. Japan Display Inc will begin to supply organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screens for the Apple Watch later this year, two sources said, a breakthrough for the cash-strapped company whose late shift to OLED has cost it orders from Apple. The supply deal would...

Apple's Rumored 6.1-Inch iPhone Said to Be 18:9 With 2,160×1,080 Resolution and Ultra-Slim Bezels

Tuesday January 23, 2018 10:52 am PST by
While the rumored 6.1-inch iPhone isn't expected to feature an OLED display like the iPhone X, the device will still have a more advanced LCD display than previous iPhones, according to Taiwan's Commercial Times. Japan Display's Full Active LCD The report, translated from Chinese, claims Apple will be adopting Japan Display's so-called "Full Active" LCD technology. Unlike traditional LCDs,...

Sharp and Japan Display to Compete for iPhone OLED Panel Orders in 2018

Friday January 12, 2018 1:20 am PST by
More OLED panel makers are gearing up to compete with Samsung and LG for orders from Apple as soon as this year, according to industry sources (via DigiTimes). Thanks to its existing production capability, Samsung was the sole supplier of OLED display panels for Apple's iPhone X in 2017, which left LG Display under pressure from Apple and scrambling to invest billions in its OLED manufacturing ...

Japan Display to Supply Apple With 'Full Active' LCD Panels for Some 2018 iPhones

Thursday September 28, 2017 2:23 am PDT by
Apple has expressed interest in buying advanced liquid crystal display (LCD) panels from Japan Display for use in some of its iPhones next year, according to a new report today from The Wall Street Journal. Earlier this month, Apple announced the iPhone X, its first smartphone to adopt OLED screen technology. OLED displays offer sharper contrast and brighter colors than traditional LCD panels, ...

Apple Supplier Japan Display Potentially Seeking Help From Outside Investor for Shift to OLED

Tuesday August 8, 2017 5:26 am PDT by
Last month, Apple supplier Japan Display reportedly asked local banks and its own shareholders for around $897 million to fund part of an "extensive" restructuring effort of its business, which would see the supplier's manufacturing output shift from LCD to OLED panels. Now, the company is said to be seeking an outside partner to help pay part of the funds (via Nikkei). Japan Display is...

LCD Maker Japan Display Seeks Nearly $900 Million in Bank Loans Ahead of First iPhone With OLED Display

Thursday July 27, 2017 5:41 am PDT by
Loss-making LCD manufacturer Japan Display has reportedly asked banks and its largest shareholder for around 100 billion yen, or roughly $897 million, to fund restructuring efforts, according to Nikkei Asian Review and Reuters. The Tokyo-based manufacturer of liquid crystal display panels, also known as JDI, requested the loan from lenders including Mizuho Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking...

Apple Supplier Japan Display Creating Flexible LCD Panels for Use in Future iPhones

Wednesday January 25, 2017 4:20 am PST by
iPhone supplier Japan Display has come up with a plan to battle the increasing popularity of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panel manufacturing, without needing to delve into the costly practice of creating OLED panels itself. According to a new report by The Wall Street Journal, the supplier has figured out a way to manufacture flexible liquid crystal display (LCD) panels using technology...

iPhone Supplier Japan Display Seeks Financing Needed to Shift to OLED Displays

Friday November 11, 2016 6:17 am PST by
iPhone display supplier Japan Display is in "advanced talks" with the government-backed fund Innovation Network Corp. of Japan to receive around ¥75 billion ($703 million) in financing, according to The Wall Street Journal. The bailout deal could help Japan Display improve its LCD display technology to better compete against OLED displays, while the investment could also go towards trying to...