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Strong Demand for Larger Sizes Will Expand This Year’s TV Panel Shipment Area by 7.3%, Says TrendForce

31 Mar 4107919467_4879fe5e65_z-624x441

WitsView, a division of the market intelligence firm TrendForce, estimates that worldwide shipments of LCD TV panels for 2017 will total 255.6 million units, down 1.8% in unit volume from 2016. This year’s increase in the average size of TV panels, however, will lead to an annual growth of 7.3% in total shipment area. (more…)

TrendForce’s TV Panel Shipments Ranking for 2016 Shows LGD Retained First Place While BOE Displaced Innolux to Take Third

25 Jan 4268473412_f23453f1d6_z-624x415

Global shipments of LCD TV panels for 2016 fell 3.5% from the prior year to around 260.4 million units, according to the latest report by WitsView, a division of TrendForce. Major panel makers expanded their Gen-8.5 production capacity during 2016 in response to the rising demand for larger TV panels. The increased production in the large-size segments helped consume the overall panel capacity and increased the average size of TV panels by 2.2 inches to 43.6 inches. Shipments of TV panels by area therefore actually increased by 6.5% annually. WitsView expects the average size of TV panels to increase again in 2017. (more…)

TrendForce Anticipates Demand for Large-Size LCD Panels Will Be Above Seasonal Norm in First Half of 2017; Market in Second Half Will Be Affected by Variables

3 Jan samsung-panel-624x357

Demand for large-size LCD panels during the first half of 2017 will be above the level expected for the usual off season, according to WitsView, a division of TrendForce. This latest forecast is attributed to the closure of Samsung Display’s L7-1 fab and Sharp’s decision to halt supplying TV panels to Samsung Electronics. (more…)

Share of In-Cell Solutions in Smartphone Display Market to Reach 29.6% in 2017 as TDDI Chips Becomes Increasingly Available, Says TrendForce

29 Dec shutterstock_296672525-624x501

The latest research on touch display solutions by WitsView, a division of TrendForce, finds that the share of In-Cell products in the global smartphone display market will expand to 29.6% by the end of 2017. (more…)

Upstream First-Tier Suppliers in LCD Industry Will Face Greater Competitive Pressure from Chinese Rivals in 2017, Says TrendForce

20 Dec 10263209303_93ce301803_z-624x415

WitsView, a division of TrendForce, reports that upstream LCD component suppliers based in China have significantly expanded their manufacturing capabilities through 2016 and will become stronger competitors against their international first-tier counterparts in 2017. As more advanced LCD panel fabs (Gen-8 and above) are being built in China and begin operation, local suppliers of materials and components such as glass substrates and polarizers are gearing up to fulfill their demand. (more…)

Hon Hai and Sharp Plan to Set Up Massive LCD TV Panel Factory in China with Investment of RMB 48 Billion


Hon Hai and Sharp are reportedly considering establishing a massive LCD panel plant in China for the construction of large TV panels. The plant is set to begin operation at around 2019, according to Japan’s media. (more…)

Terry Gou Leads Sharp to Boost TV Panel Shipment in 2017 without Supplying to Samsung

16 Dec shutterstock_374015761-624x416

According to South Korea media, Sharp was rumored to inform Samsung that starting from 2017, Samsung will not receive Sharp panel supply any more. Samsung suddenly faced the supply shortage of four million units per year, so Samsung urgently ordered from another Korean panel giant LG Display. (more…)

TrendForce Forecasts LCD TV Shipments for 2017 to Expand by 2.5% Annually

9 Dec 7642408782_dba836c1f9_z-624x468

Shipments of LCD TV sets worldwide for 2016 are estimated to grow by 1.9% annually to around 220 million units, according to the latest analysis by WitsView, a division of TrendForce. (more…)

Chinese TV Shipment Tops the World in 2016

9 Dec shutterstock_327280958-624x416

Shipment of Chinese-brand TVs is expected to overtake that of Korean brands to become the largest in the world in 2016, reported Nikkei Shimbun. (more…)

Tight Supply of Upstream Components Results in Limited Reductions in Production Costs for LCD Panels During Fourth Quarter, Says TrendForce

29 Nov shutterstock_198199601-624x373

WitsView, a division of TrendForce, reports that the LCD panel market during this fourth quarter has witnessed strong demand as consumer electronics brands stock up for their holiday promotions. (more…)