The Chinese company CSOT is looking to produce OLED panels for Apple iPhones
Unconfirmed reports say CSOT, a Chinese display company, is evaluating its production lines to supply OLED panels for Apple’s iPhones. According to the report Apple Insider, CSOT and Apple recently reviewed an OLED panel manufactured at the T4 factory in Wuhan, China.
Two of the three phases are currently active.
Anonymous sources said that if the tested OLED panels meet Apple’s standards, CSOT will invest in producing more of those panels. CSOT has a history of cooperation with Samsung and has previously produced OLED panels for Galaxy M series phones in 2021. This company plans to make an OLED panel for the Galaxy A73 this year.
- Chinese companies will overtake South Korean companies in the OLED and LCD market
- BOE has successfully passed quality tests to the iPhone display supply chain 13 will be added
Entering Apple’s supply chain will not be an easy task for CSOT; Because BOE, the largest Chinese company that manufactures displays, has been struggling with many problems to bring the quality of its products to Apple’s standards for a long time. This company was finally able to sign a contract with Apple; But the path to achieving this contract was by no means easy.
Reports say it is highly unlikely that Apple will want to introduce CSOT into its supply chain; Because right now BOE produces panels with the same characteristics. In addition, Apple can use BOE as leverage to pressure Samsung and LG to lower their panel prices.
BOE’s production capacity is expected to reach 144,000 units per year by the end of 2022. the moon arrives; It means three times more than the production capacity of CSOT. In 2021, the Chinese company Visionax also tried to enter into cooperation with Apple; But it failed to achieve this goal.