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BOE Technology Group
Native name
京东方科技集团股份有限公司
FormerlyBeijing Oriental Electronics Group (1993–2001)
TypePublic
Industry
FoundedApril 1993; 28 years ago (1993-04)
FounderWang Dongsheng
Headquarters,
China
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
  • Wang Dongsheng
  • (Chairman)
  • Liu Xiaodong
  • (President, COO)
  • Chen Yanshun
  • (CEO)
Products
RevenueIncrease US$14.56 billion (2018)
Decrease US$744.65 million (2018)
Decrease US$519.13 million (2018)
Total assetsIncrease US$44.28 billion (2018)
Total equityIncrease US$12.50 billion (2018)
Number of employees
68,175
SubsidiariesSES-imagotag
Varitronix
Websiteboe.com
BOE Technology
Simplified Chinese京东方科技集团股份有限公司
Traditional Chinese京東方科技集團股份有限公司

BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd., or Jingdongfang (Chinese: 京东方科技集团股份有限公司), is a Chinese electronic components producer founded in April 1993. Its core businesses are interface devices, smart IoT systems and smart medicine and engineering integration.[1] BOE is one of the world's largest manufacturers of LCD, OLEDs and flexible displays.[2][3][4][5]

History[edit]

In April 1993, Beijing Oriental Electronics Group Co., Ltd was founded by Wang Dongsheng (王东升). In 1997, it listed B shares on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. In 2001, Beijing Oriental Electronics was renamed BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd. BOE acquired SK Hynix's STN-LCD and OLED businesses for US$22.5 million.[6] Issued additional A shares in Shenzhen Stock Exchange. In 2003, BOE acquired SK Hynix's Hydis flat-panel display businesses for US$380 million.[7]

In 2009, BOE Energy Technology Co., Ltd was founded to enter the photovoltaics industry. In 2010, BOE acquired Suzhou Gaochuang Electronics' Taipei Display Research Center and AIO Manufacturing Plant.[1] BOE also acquired K-Tronics for an undisclosed amount.[citation needed]

In 2011, BOE established a Japan branch and R&D center in Tokyo. In 2012, BOE established an American branch and R&D center in Santa Clara in Silicon Valley, California. In 2014, BOE established a subsidiary in Frankfurt, Germany. In 2015, BOE acquired OASIS International Hospital.[8]

In 2016, BOE acquired automotive displays maker Varitronix for RMB60.1 million.[9][10] It set up a subsidiary in New Delhi, India.

In 2017, BOE established its Middle East Branch in Dubai and set up a subsidiary based in São Paulo, Brazil. BOE also announced its plan to build a hospital in Chengdu which will be opened in late 2020. BOE announced a long-term agreement with Universal Display Corporation, UDC will supply phosphorescent OLED materials to BOE.[11] According to IHS Markit, BOE became shipped the most displays larger-than-9-inch for tablets, notebook PCs and monitors. However LG Display still lead in terms of area shipment.[2]

In 2018, BOE acquired SES-imagotag for €200 million.[12] BOE formed a joint venture with Kopin Corporation and Olightek for OLED micro-displays manufacturing.[13] BOE established subsidiares in Jakarta, Indonesia and Johannesburg, South Africa. According to Sigmaintell Consulting, BOE overtook LG Display as the world's largest LCD TV and monitor producer with 54.3 million TV panels and 37.3 million monitor panels shipped.[3] The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is the first flagship tier smartphone with an AMOLED sourced from BOE (also sourced from LG Display).[14]

In 2019, BOE formed a joint venture with Rohinni for MicroLED and mini LED backlighting manufacturing.[15] Hisense announced its U9E TVs featuring dual LCD panels which Hisense said exceeds OLED TVs in brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. Its panels are produced by BOE.[16] The Huawei Mate X scheduled for release in Q4 2019 reportly has a foldable OLED from BOE.[17] According to IHS Markets, BOE had the second highest marketshare of the smartphone OLED panel market at 5.9%, only behind Samsung Displays.[4] BOE will also surpass LG Display as the world's largest flat-panel display producer.[5] And BOE has partnered with Huawei to research cameras under OLEDs.[18] BOE is reportedly in talks to replace LG Display and Tianma as OLED supplier for LG Electronics smartphones in 2020.[19][20] BOE is also reportedly in talks with Apple to become an OLED supplier for the 2020 iPhone.[21] However, it has since failed Apple's OLED panel validation twice.[22]

Operations[edit]

BOE has manufacturing facilities located in Beijing, Hefei, Chengdu, Chongqing, Fuzhou, Mianyang, Wuhan, Kunming, Suzhou, Ordos and Gu'an. BOE has global marketing and R&D centers in 19 countries, such as Japan, South Korea, Singapore, the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, India, Russia, Brazil and Dubai.[1]

BOE Fabrication plants[23][1]
Code Gen Location Technology Current Status Ramp-up year
B1 5 Beijing a-Si Mass Production 2005
B2 4 Chengdu a-Si Mass Production 2009
B3 6 Hefei a-Si/oxide Mass Production 2010
B4 8 Beijing a-Si Mass Production 2011
B5 8 Hefei a-Si/oxide/OLED Mass Production 2014
B6 5.5 Ordos City LTPS/AMOLED Mass Production 2014
B7 6 Chengdu AMOLED Mass Production 2018
B8 8 Chongqing a-Si/oxide Mass Production 2015
B9 10.5 Hefei a-Si/oxide Mass Production 2018
B10 8 Fuqing a-Si Under Ramping Up 2017
B11 6 Mianyang LTPS/AMOLED Mass Production 2019
B12 8 Dalian a-Si Planning BOE also considering second Gen 10.5 fab
B13 8 Chongqing LTPS/AMOLED Under Construction

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Company Profile". BOE. Archived from the original on 2020-10-24. Retrieved 2019-08-16.
  2. ^ a b "BOE Takes First Spot in Large Display Unit Shipment, IHS Markit Says". IHS Technology. Retrieved 2019-08-19.
  3. ^ a b "BOE unseats LG Display to become largest LCD TV, monitor panel supplier". DIGITIMES. Retrieved 2019-08-17.
  4. ^ a b "Japan's Sharp to Withdraw from Smartphone OLED Panel Business". 비즈니스코리아 - BusinessKorea (in Korean). 2019-08-02. Retrieved 2019-08-16.
  5. ^ a b "BOE to unseat LGD as top FPD supplier in 2019, says IHS". DIGITIMES. Retrieved 2019-08-19.
  6. ^ "Beijing Orient Electronics shareholders approve Hynix STN LCD production line acquisition". DIGITIMES. Retrieved 2019-08-17.
  7. ^ Newswires, Yun-Hee KimDow Jones (2003-01-23). "BOE Technology Completes Buy of Hynix Flat-Panel Unit". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2019-08-17.
  8. ^ "Chinese Electrical Appliance Firms Branch Out Into Medical Business". Yicai Global. Retrieved 2019-08-17.
  9. ^ "Varitronix becomes a subsidiary of BOE". www.electronicspecifier.com. Retrieved 2019-08-17.
  10. ^ "BRIEF-Varitronix International entered into acquisition agreement". Reuters. 2017-02-20. Retrieved 2019-08-17.
  11. ^ "Business Wire". www.businesswire.com. Retrieved 2019-08-17.
  12. ^ "Completion of the acquisition of a majority stake by BOE Technology Group along with the management of SES-imagotag". SES-imagotag. 2017-12-21. Retrieved 2019-08-17.
  13. ^ "Kopin Enters Into Partnership Agreements to Meet the Coming Demand for OLED Micro-Displays for Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality". www.pressviewer.com. Retrieved 2019-08-17.
  14. ^ Frumusanu, Andrei. "The Mate 20 & Mate 20 Pro Review: Kirin 980 Powering Two Contrasting Devices". www.anandtech.com. Retrieved 2019-08-17.
  15. ^ "BOE AND ROHINNI FORMING JOINT VENTURE". Rohinni. Retrieved 2019-08-17.
  16. ^ Alekseenko, Artem (2019-07-17). "UDE Shanghai Highlights Hisense Dual Cell TV U9E". DisplayDaily. Retrieved 2019-08-19.
  17. ^ Amadeo, Ron (2019-02-24). "Move over Samsung, Huawei's foldable smartphone is an absolute stunner". Ars Technica. Retrieved 2019-08-17.
  18. ^ "08-05: Apple's 2021 iPhones will allegedly come with Face ID and on-screen fingerprint sensors; Huawei is allegedly busy testing its smartphone armed with self-developed HongMeng OS; etc". IF / News. 2019-08-05. Retrieved 2019-08-17.
  19. ^ Ikoba, Jed John (July 5, 2019). "LG turns to China's BOE for smartphone OLED displays as it falls behind Samsung".
  20. ^ "LGE may switch to China's BOE for next smartphones". THE ELEC, Korea Electronics Industry Media (in Korean). 2019-07-03. Retrieved 2019-08-19.
  21. ^ Kubota, Yoko. "China Targets Apple With Push Into Advanced Smartphone Screens". WSJ. Retrieved 2019-08-19.
  22. ^ Hardwick, Tim. "BOE Fails Apple's OLED Panel Validation for Second Time This Year". Macrumors. Retrieved 2020-11-19.
  23. ^ "China's BOE to have world's largest TFT-LCD+AMOLED capacity in 2019". ihsmarkit.com. 2017-03-22. Retrieved 2019-08-16.

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