Applied Materials Selected by BOE to Accelerate Production of Large LCD TVs
- Multiple Applied CVD and PVD systems ordered for world’s first Gen 10.5 TFT-LCD production line
- Gen 10.5 substrates (3370 x 2940mm), the largest of any current and planned display fabs announced to date, accommodate six 75-inch panels
- Order helps BOE stay ahead of rising consumer demand for large LCD TVs
“Achieving fast ramp time and high yield are key priorities, so for this first-ever Gen 10.5 line we selected
“Adopting a larger panel substrate requires best-in-class equipment and process expertise. BOE’s selection of our thin-film deposition technology for their most sophisticated fab demonstrates the value to customers of Applied’s leadership in materials engineering solutions,” said
BOE’s push into Gen 10.5 substrates comes as the market for large TVs is increasing. According to IHS, annual shipments of 60-inch and larger TV panels are expected to grow at a 17 percent CAGR to more than 20 million units by 2020. A Gen 10.5 substrate is approximately 80 percent bigger than Gen 8.5, the current standard for TV manufacturing, allowing panel makers to maximize their output to meet consumer demand.
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