According to reports from Japan, LG Chem is planning to construct a new production line for OLED lighting by 2017. According to the reports, LG Chem will commit 200 billion Korean Won ($185 million) towards this new fab, which will increase its production capacity and will lower prices dramatically. LG Chem started discussing the Gen-5 line back in 2012 (and the plan was to build it by 2015 ), but hopefully this time the company will actually execute the expansion plan. The OLED Association says that LG Chem has seen great advances in panel performance, cost reduction, production yields and in-house material adoption, and the company executives believes now is the time to increase capacity and finally start mass producing OLED panels. Read more about LG Chem plans to build a $185 million Gen-5 OLED lighting fab by 2017

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LG Chem plans to build a $185 million Gen-5 OLED lighting fab by 2017