boe aims to strike deal with apple for nextgen iphone displays

Samsung is about to face some stiff competition in the OLED display business. New reports show that Chinese display manufacturer BOE is updating the assembly lines in its Sichuan facility to allow the production of OLED screens with an integrated touch sensor. The company is already the leader in the LCD panel business and one of Huawei’s main display suppliers. While it remains to be seen how polished BOE’s offering is, sources point that mass production is imminent.

Before integrated touch sensors, a separate film had to be installed on top of the display. The benefit of having the…