TOKYO: Samsung Electronics Co (005930.KS) will slash output of its organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panels in response to its customer Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) decision to cut production of iPhone X amid weak demand, the Nikkei reported on Tuesday.
Samsung Electronics stock fell as much as 2.3 percent in morning trade, while shares of Japanese OLED component makers, such as Hodogaya Chemical Co (4112.T) and Hirata Corp (6258.T), also declined.
Samsung Display has yet to set a production target for the April-June period, but a further cutback is possible, the Nikkei reported, without citing sources.
A spokesman for Samsung Display declined to comment.
Apple will halve its iPhone X production target for the first three months of the year to around 20 million units, the Nikkei reported last month, adding to growing concerns about weak sales of the $999 phone.
The iPhone X was the first phone to get a major design overhaul since the launch of the iPhone 6 in 2015, and many expected it to lead to blockbuster sales. —Reuters