Can Ultra-Slim LCD TV Compete With OLED TV?

July 20, 2015

By Jimmy Kim DisplaySearch Ultra-slim has become a main feature for mobile PCs, and TVs are also trying to capitalize on this trend. Recently, Sony officially launched its Bravia X900C and X910C series LCD TVs described as having “ultra-thin floating styles” with only 4.9 mm thickness. With OLED TV being promoted with under 5.0 mm […]

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The 43″-Panel Market Poised to Grow Rapidly

June 26, 2015

By Ricky Park DisplaySearch There are signs of a big change in 2015 in the 43” (42.5”) panel market. LG Display started releasing 43” panels in H2’14, and with the support of LG Electronics, as well as a strong competitor AU Optronics (AUO) joining in the supply market, shipments of 43” panels in March 2015 […]

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What If an Integrated Service Provider Offers Free LCD TVs?

April 23, 2015

By David Hsieh DisplaySearch Recently, there has been discussion in the Chinese LCD TV supply chain about offering free LCD TVs as a promotional tool. The conversations are a result of Alibaba, the big e-commerce provider in China, possibly planning to introduce a TV, the Ali-TV, as a shopping platform for its users. The biggest […]

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Chinese New Year Holiday: LCD TV Sales Recover as Expected, Local Players Gain Share

March 6, 2015

Figure 1: LCD TV Sales During the Lunar New Year Holiday Based on recent supply chain checks, LCD TV sales recovered during the three weeks of the Chinese New Year holiday, from Feb. 2 to Feb. 22, 2015, unlike the weakness we saw during the same period in 2014. Our preliminary estimate is that LCD […]

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MarketWise – LCD Industry Dynamics Update, February 2015

March 5, 2015

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

November 21, 2014

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

November 21, 2014

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

November 13, 2014

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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More 4K UHD TV Sets Shipped in Q2’14 than in All of 2013

September 11, 2014

More 4K ultra-HD (UHD) TV sets were shipped in Q2’14 than shipped all year in 2013. According to the NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly Global TV Shipment and Forecast Report, 2.1 million sets were shipped in Q2, compared to 1.6 million in 2013. Brands introduced their 2014 model ranges in Q2, with a clear focus on 4K […]

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Waiting for the Apple iWatch

August 27, 2014

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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Is Quantum Dot the Next Step in LCD TV Evolution?

August 7, 2014

By Yoonsung Chung DisplaySearch As the LCD industry matures and standardizes, industry players find it harder to differentiate. At the same time, AMOLED is competing in key markets such as smartphone and tablet PC displays, in part due to their color performance. One response to this situation is adoption of quantum dots, which promise high […]

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

July 8, 2014

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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Large Area TFT LCD Panel Shipments Up 11 Percent Y/Y, Hits Record Level

June 3, 2014

Large area TFT LCD panel shipment area showed significant increases in March and April. In March, the total large area panel shipment area reached a record high level of 12.5M square meters, and the in April reached 12.3M, with a strong 11 percent Y/Y increase. In PC and IT markets, there were mixed results. As […]

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Smart TV Still the Wild West?

February 11, 2014

By Paul Gagnon The first Smart TVs shipped more than three years ago, and have been an area of intense focus by many of the TV industry leaders, highlighting CES booths alongside other developments such as 3D and 4K. But with all the time that has passed, there has not been a significant amount of […]

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New Display Sizes and Formats to Look for in 2014

January 16, 2014

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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OLED and Plasma Commitments at CES for LGE, Samsung Focuses on UHD and Curved

January 7, 2014

By Paul Gagnon DisplaySearch Along with my colleagues, I attended the LGE US press conference this morning to kick off our coverage of CES 2014. LGE has held the opening press conference at CES on Press Day for a number of years now, and the press corps was in full attendance. Other key unveilings were […]

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

January 7, 2014

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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DisplaySearch: Growing TV Sizes Boost Overall Display Market

December 20, 2013

The average size of LCD TVs is on the rise, a trend that continues to be a driving force in global TFT LCD flat-panel-display (FPD) demand. According to the NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly Worldwide FPD Shipment and Forecast Report, growth in TFT LCD area demand will increase 9 percent, from 141 million m² in 2013 to […]

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Pavlovian Shoppers and The Demise of TV Retailing

December 2, 2013

By Paul Gagnon DisplaySearch If you are a client, colleague or collaborator of mine, you’ve probably heard me preaching about how TV retailing needs to change. For years, primarily since the flat panel TV transition kicked off near the early part of the last decade, TVs have been a go-to door buster for retailers seeking […]

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

November 22, 2013

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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4K TV Boom – Over 30M in 2014?

November 6, 2013

By David Hsieh DisplaySearch As shipments of LCD TVs passed the 200 million level and entered a more mature stage, panel makers and TV brands have been discussing how to grow the TV business to the next level. New features and smart TV are possible ways to drive growth. While consumers always rate “picture performance” […]

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

November 5, 2013

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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The Chromecast vs. Smart TV

August 5, 2013

By Paul Gagnon DisplaySearch Last week Google announced a new Smart TV product, the Chromecast. Immediately this generated a great deal of interest among the tech-enthusiast community. Having received one and set it up, preliminary conclusions are that it is not a Smart TV device, and is far less capable than an Apple TV or […]

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4Kx2K TVs: Will They Stimulate or Slow the Market?

July 24, 2013

By Paul Gray DisplaySearch Consumers can react in two ways in a market with rapid innovation: They either get excited by the new value propositions and capabilities and jump in or instead they can opt to wait until winners emerge and choices become simpler. Looking at the long-term history of the TV market in Western […]

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NPD DisplaySearch: China Leads Growth in LCD TV Shipments in Q1 of This Year

June 27, 2013

Global LCD TV shipments grew 4 percent Y/Y in Q1’13 to 44.8 million sets, led by strong growth in China, according to the NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly Advanced Global TV Shipment and Forecast Report. The improved growth is largely the result of timing of the Chinese New Year; in 2013 the holiday fell in February, rather […]

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Is 3D TV Dying in The U.S.?

June 14, 2013

By Paul Gagnon DisplaySearch 3D TV is back in the news, but not in a good way. This morning, an ESPN PR spokesperson announced in a tweet that they were discontinuing 3D to focus on other things, like UHD. This move had been rumored for some time in the tech press, stemming from a 2011 […]

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

June 3, 2013

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 Sees Recovery in the Display Industry

October 16, 2012

By Norbert Hildebrand DisplaySearch just released its new Quarterly Worldwide FPD Shipment and Forecast Report. They forecast a recovery of the display industry for 2012. According to the data, the total sales volume of the industry will grow to $120 billion in 2012 from $111 billion in 2011. The new number even exceeds the result form […]

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

August 6, 2012

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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2012 LCD TV Forecast Lowered to 216M Units

July 13, 2012

Shipments of LCD TVs are now expected to grow at a slower pace in 2012 than 2011, according to the latest Quarterly Global TV Shipment and Forecast Report issued by NPD DisplaySearch. In addition, the overall TV market is expected to decline this year, even as segments such as emerging markets, large screen sizes, LED […]

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LCD TV Panel Shortage In June Pave The Way For Q3’12 Tightness

June 5, 2012

As analyzed in the Monthly Large LCD and PDP Pricing Report, the LCD TV panel supply tightened in late March. This was due to a downstream inventory buildup, as well as supply constraints from new processes and adjustments in production strategy by TFT LCD panel makers. LCD TV panel prices increased in April and May […]

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OLED TV at CES 2012 – Bigger than Ever

January 12, 2012

Written by Jennifer Colegrove After a very quiet CES last year, AMOLED TV is already a hot topic at this year’s CES. On Jan. 9, Samsung delivered the biggest OLED news at its press conference. Samsung surprised everyone by showcasing a 55” AMOLED TV that is supposedly coming to market this year. Samsung emphasized that […]

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