BOE is one of the leading display panel manufacturers and the company has been trying to increase its shipments to Apple for its iPhones. However, the manufacturer appears to be in a bit of a pickle as they are struggling to reach the target.
As per the report, coming from The Elec, BOE is facing issues for producing OLED panels used in the iPhones because of the ongoing global chip shortage. It adds that the products will be impacted this month and the next month as well.
LG Semicon, which is providing display driver ICs to BOE for the Apple iPhone screens is falling short of the target goal and due to the lack of production capacity from foundries, the company is supplying the display driver ICs to LG Display before BOE.
This would mean that BOE will be decreasing the OLED panel production capacity from three million units to two million units next month.
Apple has reportedly ordered up to 10 million OLED panel units from BOE for the first half of 2022. Currently, it is not known if the display production issues will impact the production or supply for the Apple iPhones but that appears to be unlikely considering that Apple is not solely dependent on one supplier.
BOE is ramping up its production for flexible smartphone OLED panels and it is converting three of its existing factories into OLED suppliers for Apple. With this move, the company is likely to overtake LG display by 2023 and take the spot of the second-biggest supplier in the list of companies providing OLED panels for iPhones.