KOE announces expansion of display module production
KOE, a manufacturer of industrial LCDs, has announced an expansion of display module production capacity at its Kaohsiung plant from 180,000 modules per month to 450,000 modules per month by March 2017.
Parent company Japan Display (JDI), a global supplier of small and medium-sized displays, reported that the increase in production capacity is being driven by a growing global demand for display modules used in automotive applications. The number of displays installed per vehicle is increasing as the trend for more electronic systems, such as for navigation, driver-assist, safetyClass X capacitors are used in “across-the-line” applications where their failure would not lead to electric shock. Class X safety caps are used between the “live” wires carrying the incoming AC current. In this position, a capacitor failure should not cause any electrical shock hazards, rather, a capacitor failure “between-the-lines” would usually cause a fuse or circuit breaker to open., and network connectivity, continues to grow.
It is predicted that the annual growth rate of displays used for in-vehicle systems will continue to be more than 10% for the foreseeable future. The expansion of KOE’s module production capacity is one of the key measures being implemented to achieve continued growth in the automotive market.
Raymond Sun, managing director, KOE Europe said, “KOE has abundant experience in producing high-quality, high-technology displays used in high reliability markets such as healthcare, industrial and aerospace. The production of automotive display panels will have a strong influence on the design and development of the next generation of KOE’s Rugged+ industrial displays. Additionally, the expansion in production capacity will contribute greater economies of scale across all of our product line-ups.”