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Milestones

This page introduces the history of LG Display.

Advancement

2008 ~ Present

Powerful Advancement for
Globalization

Developed the world's first 105 inch curved
ultra HD TV LCD
Developed the world's first 105 inch curved ultra HD TV LCD

2016

  • 10Achieved DJSI(Dow Jones Sustainability Indices) world index 2016
  • 04Started construction of module assembly plant in Hai Phong, Vietnam

2015

  • 12Took over OLED lighting business from LG Chem
  • 11Made investments in P10 focusing on the world’s largest OLED
  • 07Achieved accumulated production of 1.5 billion units of large panels for the first time in the industry
  • 04Began mass production of 5.5-inch QHD LCD panel with AIT technology

2014

  • 12Began mass production at E4, an OLED production line, in Paju, Korea
  • 10Developed the world’s narrowest 0.7mm bezel FHD LCD panel for smartphones
  • 09Began mass production of the world’s first circular plastic OLED panel
  • 09Staged opening ceremony for the 8.5th Generation LCD panel plant in Guangzhou, China
  • 07Developed the world's first 18-inch flexible and transparent OLED panels
  • 06Received the '2014 Best in Show' Award from SID for 55-inch, 65-inch, and 77-inch curved Ultra HD OLED TV panels
  • 06Received Silver Award of '2014 Display of the Year' from SID for 55-inch Full HD curved OLED TV panel
  • 06Received Gold Award of '2014 Display of the Year' from SID for G Flex
  • 02Began mass production at AP3, an LTPS production line, in Gumi, Korea

2013

  • 12Received 'ISO50001', an international standard energy management system certification
  • 12Developed the world's first 105-inch curved Ultra HD LCD panel for TVs
  • 10Began mass production of the world's first 6-inch flexible OLED panel for mobile devices
  • 10Developed the world’s narrowest 3.5mm bezel LCD panel for video walls
  • 09Developed the world’s first LCD panel for monitors featuring Intel’s WiDi technology
  • 09Received the 'Best Workplace Award' from the Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency(KOSHA)
  • 08Began equipment installation at E4, OLED production line, in Paju, Korea
  • 07Developed the world’s slimmest 5.2-inch Full HD LCD panel for mobile devices
  • 07Received the 'Best Display Technology Award' at Digital TV Industry Development Forum in China
  • 04Received an award from the Korean Prime Minister in the 41st Health Day
  • 01Received Authorized Economic Operator(AEO) AAA certification from the Korea Customs Service
  • 01Began mass production of the world's first 55-inch OLED TV panel

2012

  • 12Established LG Display China Co., Ltd. in Guangzhou, China
  • 10Developed the world’s first 84-inch Ultra HD LCD panel for Interactive whiteboards
  • 09First in the world passed the production milestone of 1 billion large-size LCD panels
  • 07Selected to lead the government-sponsored project to develop transparent and flexible displays as designated by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy
  • 06Received the '2012 Best in Show' Award from SID for 55-inch OLED TV panel
  • 06Began mass production at P9, an LCD fabrication plant, in Paju, Korea
  • 05Staged ground-breaking ceremony for the 8.5th Generation LCD panel plant in Guangzhou, China
  • 03Established Nanumnuri, the first company for the handicapped
  • 03Began mass production at assembly plant in Reynosa, Mexico
  • 02Received ‘2012 iF Design Award’ for Sound-bar TV & Swing All in One PCs

2011

  • 12Developed the world’s first 55-inch OLED TV panel
  • 12Received the 'KRW 15 billion Export Tower' Award from the Korea International Trade Association(KITA) in the 48th Trade Day
  • 12Received certification for FPR 3D as the world's best product from the Ministry of Knowledge Economy
  • 11Received the Grand Prize of FORTUNE's 'Great Place to Work of 2011'
  • 05Received the Korean President's Award in the 46th Invention Day
  • 03Received  ‘2011 iF Design Award’ for blade monitor series
  • 03Began mass production at P83, an extension line of P8, in Paju, Korea
  • 02Signed MOU on LCD assembly line extention production with Gumi municipal government

2010

  • 12Began mass production of the world's first FPR(Film-type Patterned Retarder) 3D display
  • 12Received the Grand Prize from Korean President Lee Myung-bak  for successful mutual cooperation with small- and mid-size companies
  • 11Began mass production of the world's first 240Hz 23-inch Full HD LCD panel for monitors
  • 11Developed the world’s narrowest 4mm bezel LCD panel for commercial display
  • 07Began mass production at AP2, LTPS production line, in Paju, Korea
  • 07Received UN certification on Clean Development Mechanism(CDM) operations
  • 05Took over assembly plant in Yantai from LG Innotech
  • 05Received Gold Award for ‘2010 Display of the Year’ from SID for FPR 3D technology
  • 05Began mass production at P82, an extension line of P8, in Paju, Korea
  • 02First in the world to pass the production milestone of 500 million large-size LCD panels
  • 01Developed the world’s largest 19-inch E-paper

2009

  • 12Developed the world’s thinnest 2.6mm LCD panel for TVs
  • 05Passed the monthly production milestone of 10 million large-size LCD panels
  • 04Began mass production at P62, an extension line of P6, in Gumi, Korea
  • 03Began mass production at P8 in Paju, Korea
  • 01Developed glasses-free 3D LCD panel for TVs

2008

  • 12Developed the world’s first TruMotion 480Hz LCD panel for TVs
  • 12Received the "Jang Young Sil " Award for LCD panels for notebook PCs, embodying new pixel shuffling technology,  from the Korea Industrial Technology Assiciation (KOITA)
  • 09First began mass production of the world’s first RGB LED backlit LCD panel for notebook PCs
  • 03Changed corporate name to LG Display Co., Ltd.

Extreme Challenge

2004 ~ 2007

Extreme Challenge for No. 1

Developed the world's first 4 inch full color
flexible OLED
Developed the world's first 4 inch full color flexible OLED

2007

  • 12Began mass production at assembly plant in Guangzhou, China
  • 11Developed dirt-resistant LCD panel for notebook PCs
  • 08First in the world passed the sales milestone of 100 million LCD panels for monitors
  • 05Developed the world’s first 14.1-inch color flexible E-Paper
  • 02Began mass production at assembly plant in Wroclaw, Poland
  • 01Developed 42-inch LCD panel for TVs with 19.8mm thickness
  • 01Developed 2.4-inch LCD panel for mobile devices with the world's narrowest 1mm bezel
  • 01Received designition of 100-inch Full HD LCD panel as one of top 10 new technologies in Korea

2006

  • 04Staged opening ceremony for Display Cluster and P7 in Paju, Korea
  • 03Developed the world’s first and largest 100-inch Full HD LCD panel
  • 01Began mass production at P7 in Paju, Korea

2005

  • 12First passed the sales milestone of 10 million LCD panels for TVs
  • 07Completed follow-on offer of 32.5 million shares of common stock in the form of ADRs
  • 05Received Gold Award of ‘2005 Display of the Year’ from SID(Society of Information Display) for 55-inch LCD panel for TVs

2004

  • 10Developed the world’s first and largest 20.1-inch LTPS AMOLED panel
  • 08Began mass production at P6 in Gumi, Korea
  • 07Became the first Korean company concurrently listed on both the Korea Exchange (KRX) and New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
  • 03Staged ground-breaking ceremony for Display Cluster and P7 in Paju, Korea

Growth and Development

1997 ~ 2003

Growth and Development for
the Best

Began mass production from Nanjing No. 1
Module Plant in China
Began mass production from Nanjing No. 1 Module Plant in China

2003

  • 10Developed the world’s first 55-inch LCD panel for HD TVs
  • 07Passed the annual production milestone of 10 million large-size LCD panels
  • 05Began mass production at assembly plant in Nanjing, China
  • 05Began mass production at P5 in Gumi, Korea

2002

  • 12Developed the world's first 52-inch LCD panel for HD TVs
  • 12Ranked No.1 LCD company in global market share
  • 11Developed the world's first 20.1-inch LTPS(Low Temperature Poly Sillicon) LCD panel
  • 10Developed the world's first 42-inch LCD panel for HD TVs
  • 03Began mass production at P4 in Gumi, Korea

2001

  • 08Established the global ERP system
  • 03Developed the world’s first 12.1-inch transflective LCD panel

2000

  • 06Developed the world’s first 20.1-inch LCD panel for TVs
  • 04Began mass production at P3 in Gumi, Korea

1999

  • 08Launched LG.Philips LCD Co., Ltd., a joint venture between LG Electronics and Royal Philips Electronics
  • 06Transferred the software-related business to LG Electronics
  • 03Passed the monthly sales milestone of USD 100 million

1998

  • 12Took over TFT-LCD related business assets from LG Electronics and LG Semicon
  • 11Changed corporate name to LG LCD Co., Ltd.

1997

  • 12Began mass production at P2 in Gumi, Korea
  • 01Changed corporate name to LG Soft Co., Ltd.

Establishment

1985 ~ 1996

Laying the Ground for
Best Display Products

Began the development of TFT-LCD
at Lucky-Goldstar
Began the development of TFT-LCD at Lucky-Goldstar

1985~1995

  • 1995.08First unveiled 9.5-inch LCD panel
  • 1995.01Began mass production of TFT-LCD at P1, the first fabrication plant, in Gumi, Korea
  • 1995.01Changed corporate name to LG Software Co., Ltd.
  • 1993.09Launched LCD business division within Goldstar
  • 1990.03Established Anyang R&D Center
  • 1987.01Began TFT-LCD R&D at Goldstar R&D Center
  • 1985.02Established Goldstar Software Co., Ltd.

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