I agree QD-BOLED is exciting and if Samsung decides to move forward with this investment in pilot production, it will boost the OLED TV market, but you must have missed this detail in the link you posted:
"Samsung Display is about to start investment in TV QD-OLED because the firm cannot delay its investment plan any longer in order to meet the goal of starting volume production of QD-OLED panels by 2021.
First QD-BOLED panels by 2021 means we won't see QD-BOLED TVs in mainstream channels before 2022...
At best, we might see a QD-BOLED demo at CES 2021, but the earliest CES they will be showing a potential product is 2022...
And all of this is predicated on the investment decision that was expected in April being made this month, as hoped:
"Earlier, the company was expected to announce investment plans for quantum-dot OLED (QD-OLED) for TVs in April, but it delayed the announcement."
"Samsung Display is planning to make a final decision on investment in QD-OLED TV panels at the end of this month [meaning end of June] or early next month [meaning July], according to display industry sources on June 23."
"Industry watchers think that Samsung Display will place an order for equipment in July and shut down its LCD line at the Asan Campus in Cheonan in August and transform it into TV QD-OLED production line."
We'll know immediately once the QD-BOLED investment decision is made, and it did not happen in June.
So first, we need to hear that the QD-BOLED investment decision has actiually been approved (the Samsung Visual Display Group woukd rather invest in MicroLED) and second we need to hear that purchase orders jave been placed before the end of this month for this program and this schedule to be anything but wishful thinking...
And here is some more sobering info on this Samsung QD-BOLED program: https://www.oled-info.com/reports-ko...s-it-can-begin
"According to a new report from China, Samsung will indeed go ahead with its QD-OLED production plans, but at a slower pace than was first estimated. Samsung will only begin trial production towards the end of 2020
, with real mass production
on a new 10-Gen line only at around 2023
Samsung is apparently still struggling with technical issues, and has had to change the material deposition equipment (supplied by Canon Tokki). One of the major issues is that Samsung's QD-OLED panels suffer from burn-in
(image retention) - which Samsung hoped to overcome completely in its designs."
Blue is the shortest-lifetime OLED material and Samsung really needs one of the new high-efficiency, long-lifetime blue OLED emitters (TADF or Hyperflorescence) to have any real chance of success with QD-BOLED. Those new-generation materials wete pronised to be industrialized by now, but they are still not ready (long lifetime with light blue but still too short of a lifetime with the deep blue needed by QD-BOLED).
Samsung's investment decision is basically a gamble that long-lifetime blue OLED emitters will be a reality before trial production begins to ramp up near the end of next year...