Asia Express - Display
Samsung to Increase Share of LCM Production in China
December 07, 2007
Korea-based Samsung revealed on December 6 its plan to shift the focus of its LCM (Liquid Crystal Display Module) production to China in 2008. At the same time, LCM output at Samsung's Korea plant will be reduced and production capacity will be reallocated to allow for more technology-intensive LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) fabrication.

Samsung currently operates with three LCM plants: two in Korea and one in China. The Cheonan plant, located in South Chungcheong Province of Korea, accounts for nearly half of Samsung's domestic LCM production. The ratio, nevertheless, is projected to drop to 10% by 2009, and the company expects to boost LCD production volume at this plant simultaneously.

A definite timetable and further details regarding Samsung's capacity relocation project are not yet available, though.