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AUO smartwatch AMOLED panels adopted by fashion brands

AUO said it will begin shipments of circular AMOLED panels in the second quarter of 2017 and expects quarterly shipments to reach one million units in the second half of the year

5 May 2017 | Editor

According to a news report on the Digitimes website at the recently held "Baselworld 2017 Watch and Jewellery Show" in Switzerland 11 fashion brands showcased smartwatches, and nine of them adopted 1.2- and 1.4-inch circle-shaped AMOLED panels produced by AU Optronics (AUO) - this was confirmed by AUO the Taiwan-based panel manufacturer.

AUO said it will begin shipments of circular AMOLED panels in the second quarter of 2017 and expects quarterly shipments to reach one million units in the second half of the year.

The Digitimes report suggests that AUO is among a very small group of AMOLED panel manufacturers around the world. As Samsung Display has dominated global supply of smartphone-use AMOLED panels, AUO has avoid competition with the former by focusing smart wearable applications as well as VR (virtual reality) and AR (augmented reality) devices.

AUO - Circular OLED panel

Figure: AUO - Circular OLED panel

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