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Samsung MX Business to use Sony’s OLEDoS over Samsung Display for XR device
Samsung MX Business to use Sony’s OLEDoS over Samsung Display for XR device
  • Gijong Lee
  • 승인 2024.04.24 08:46
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Move reflects need for new tech head in Samsung
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Samsung’s smartphone business is planning to use OLED on silicon (OLEDoS) from Sony for its extended reality (XR) device, TheElec has learned.

Samsung MX Business’ decision to use the Japanese company’s technology over its affiliate Samsung Display, which has also been developing its own OLEDoS technology, reflects Samsung’s need for a new position to oversee the development of new semiconductor devices (not consumer electronics but electronic components such as OLED and transistors).

This new position of device development must oversee technology development across all of Samsung’s electronic businesses, such as Samsung MX, Samsung DS (its chip division), Samsung Display, and Samsung Electro-Mechanics.

Samsung MX Business could have used Samsung Display’s technology over Sony if there had been close collaboration between the Samsung affiliates in the first place.

A similar situation is unfolding with Samsung Electro-Mechanics’ development of a glass core substrate.

There is no collaboration with Samsung Display on the technology, which is odd as Samsung Display has expertise in glass processing.

This absence of clear roles and responsibilities is a huge waste of resources.

Microdisplays such as OLEDoS and glass substrates require close collaboration of semiconductor, display, semiconductor board, and display glass processing technologies.

This presents an opportunity for Samsung if done right because it has business units that can handle all of the relevant technologies.

But the current reality is quite different. Samsung Display started what it called the M Project to develop OLEDoS and LED on silicon technologies in late 2022. 

But the loss to Sony means it will lose valuable production experience. Samsung Display is the leader in iPhone OLED panels over rivals LG Display and BOE because it began manufacturing OLED panels first. This sort of production experience makes it hard to catch up to rivals. 

Glass core substrates change the chip board’s core material to glass from resin. Despite the material change, the forming of film and insulator layers around the core is likely to be done in the fashion of a flip chip ball grid array.

There is also technology development around changing the interposer from silicon to glass. Glass has superior chemical resistance to silicon, and glass interposers are already being used for certain medical devices.

Samsung Electro-Mechanics is working on both technologies. This means it could get glass technology support from Samsung Display. It can also develop customized chip packages that use glass boards and interposers with Samsung DS.

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