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New iPhone puts blue spotlight on Japan OLED screen suppliers

Plan to release at least one iPhone with OLED screen this year will boost demand by hundreds of millions of units

Pick up Google's latest Pixel smartphone or a Galaxy model from Samsung Electronics Co, and chances are the blue pixels on the OLED screens are built with Idemitsu's (above) materials or patents.


THE iPhone's success has transformed the fortunes of dozens of suppliers, from glass manufacturers to the maker of robots that cut metal cases.

Now, as Apple Inc prepares to introduce a new smartphone with an OLED screen, a Japanese refiner better known for its chain of gas...

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