MarketWise – LCD Industry Dynamics Update, February 2015

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By Deborah Yang DisplaySearch The LCD industry is changing rapidly and in order to catch up with the dynamics more frequently, we publish MarketWise-LCD Industry Dynamics every month. Here are key takeaways from the February report. Chinese mobile phone brands are willing to shift to high-end models with low-priced LTPS high resolution panels. This trend […]

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DisplaySearch: Strong Growth in Public Display Shipments Forecast for 2015

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The global large-screen public flat-panel display (FPD) market is rebounding after declines in 2012 and flat growth in 2013. According the NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly FPD Public Display Shipment and Forecast Report, the market is expected to grow 14 percent in 2014 and 27 percent in 2015, as economies gradually recover from the global economic downturn. […]

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Panel Makers LCD TV Target Growing by Only 3 Percent in 2015, as They Shift to Larger Sizes

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We collect business plans of TV panel makers in the Quarterly LCD TV Value Chain & Insight Report, and the current 2015 target is 257M, up only 3 percent Y/Y from 2014, which is 249M, as described in the Quarterly Large-Area TFT Panel Shipment Report. However, 2015 will show strong area growth, as large panels […]

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Large Area TFT Panel Shipments Expected to Reach 718 Million in 2014

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TFT LCD panel suppliers are expanding their business plans this year, as the market demand for key applications grows. According to the latest DisplaySearch Quarterly Large-Area TFT Panel Shipment Report, TFT panel suppliers are forecast to ship 718 million large area (9” and larger) panels in 2014, 3 percent Y/Y growth. Some panel price increases […]

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Waiting for the Apple iWatch

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By Charles Annis DisplaySearch Apple’s widely-anticipated entry into the smart watch market would be the company’s first major new product foray in several years. With Apple’s unparalleled functionality and design capabilities, as well as market clout, the “iWatch” could be just what smart watches need to move into the mainstream. In addition, the iWatch will […]

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As TV Makers Exit Plasma, Can They Make Up For It With LCD?

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By Ken Park DisplaySearch The recent announcement by Samsung SDI that it will end plasma display panel (PDP) manufacturing this year also speculated that LG Electronics will shut its PDP business due to low demand, which would leave COC (Changhong) as the sole remaining plasma TV manufacturer. Earlier this year, NPD DisplaySearch predicted the demise […]

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New Display Sizes and Formats to Look for in 2014

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By David Hsieh DisplaySearch It can be said that the flat panel display industry started in 1993, and at the age of twenty, the issue of maturity arises. While flat panel volume growth has slowed, product innovations continue. As we have discussed, the display is the most important user interface for devices, which utilize it […]

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NPD DisplaySearch: 2014 4K×2K TV Shipments to Rise Dramatically in China

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Interest in 4K×2K TVs is at a fever pitch as a critical moment is approaching in the market: 4K×2K is transitioning from early adopters to more mainstream consumers. Rapidly falling prices, particularly in China, will fuel adoption. “As the manufacturers of 4K×2K TV LCD panels and sets expect strong growth in 2014, the supply chain […]

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NPD DisplaySearch: Improved Manufacturing Capacity Enables Production of Larger TFT LCD Displays

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The latest Quarterly Large-Area TFT LCD Product Roadmap Report indicates that 58”-and-larger displays are forecast to increase from nearly 3 percent of all TFT& LCDs produced in 2013 to nearly 5 percent in 2014, due to large-area display process improvements, increased manufacturing capacity and lower prices. Some panel makers are also finding ways to differentiate […]

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What Can Be Learned From Panasonic’s Exit from Plasma?

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By Paul Gray DisplaySearch Panasonic’s final announcement of its exit from plasma display manufacturing signals the end of the road for the technology. It is worth reflecting on some conclusions: When Panasonic started its plasma business, it was by no means clear that large (say 40”+) LCD displays would be viable. There were a number […]

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NPD DisplaySearch: Large Area TFT LCD Panel Shipments Expected to Drop 6% in 2013

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Panel suppliers are being forced to reshape their large area TFT LCD business plans this year as market demand for various applications continues to change rapidly. According to the latest NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly Large Area TFT Panel Shipment Report, TFT LCD panel suppliers expect to ship 710 million large area (9”+) panels worldwide in 2013, […]

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DisplaySearch Revises Commercial LCD Sales Forecast Downward – But Could Consumer TV Use in Pro Applications Actually Be the Culprit?

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The global market for public displays remains strong, but in recent quarters, flat panel display manufacturers have emphasized revenue and profit over volume, thus lowering the overall unit shipment outlook for this category. As production of plasma displays continues to wind down, LCD-based commercial displays have yet to fully fill the void. With reduced production […]

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