LG Display has decided not to start investment and construction of a production line for OLED on silicon (OLEDoS) this year, TheElec has learned.
OLEDoS deposits organic materials on silicon instead of glass and is a technology to make high-resolution microdisplays.
LG Display plans to continue to focus on research, as it has been doing, for the foreseeable future, sources said.
The company needs an OLEDoS production facility, which will cost up to 200 billion won to make, to supply the panels to a potential customer.
A proposal was made internally during the first half of this year for the company to start investment on a production line but LG Display ultimately decided against it.
The South Korean display panel maker has seen poor earnings in recent quarters.
Apple, which unveiled its Vision Pro MR device in June, will also commercially launch the product next year.
Vision Pro uses OLEDoS from Sony, which faced difficulty in making the OLEDoS panel into a module __ where the screen is connected to chips and boards.
OLEDoS is also a new technology for LG Display which had made large OLED panels aimed at TVs and smartphone OLED panels that use plastic substrates in the past.
Meanwhile, rival Samsung Display is also researching OLEDoS technologies.
The company is developing both RGB OLEDoS and white OLEDoS with color filters, the latter of which LG Display has been developing.