NPD DisplaySearch is a reputable source of supply chain chatter. They are currently making predictions on Apple’s future iOS device line up. These include the Retina MacBook air, Apple HDTV, iPhone 6 as well as the iWatch. They are indicating that Apple will certainly release a larger iPhone. Infact, they are of the view that Apple’s products across the board are set to have massive improvements.
forecasts that 3.2 million 3D TVs will be shipped in 2010, with growth to over 90 million in 2014. Based on this forecast, 3D will grow from 2% of all flat panel TVs shipped in 2010, to 41% in 2014.
Capitalizing on the slim form factor and energy savings potential, the use of LED
s in LCD
monitor panels is growing rapidly, according to DisplaySearch
Although LED backlight penetration in monitor panels was only 1.4% in Q3’09, current panel maker plans indicate that the penetration could reach 22% in Q3’10, assuming adoption by brands.
was the leading supplier of LED backlit monitor panels in Q3’09, with 34.4% of unit shipments.
According to the latest DisplaySearch Quarterly Worldwide FPD Forecast Report
, global flat panel display revenues for 2009 will be $87.6B, down 15% Y/Y from 2008.
The major reason for the decline is erosion in large-area TFT LCD
panel prices compared to 2008, despite the fact that the TFT LCD market started to recover in Q2’09.
Other research from iSuppli
says small and medium LCD suppliers are preparing for a Q4 slowdown.
Filed under: Industry, Displays, Others, Samsung, Sony, LCD
We'd already heard that Vizio has vaulted back into first place
among LCD TV manufacturers, but a new series of numbers compiled by the folks at DisplaySearch
is now shedding a bit more light onto how much the flat-panel TV market as a whole has surged over the past year. Apparently, about 7.2 million flat-panel sets were moved during the first quarter of 2009 alone, which represents a sizable 23% increase over the numbers from the first quarter of 2008. DisplaySearch also expectedly reconfirms Vizio's number one status, although its figures are a tad more conservative and peg Vizio's market share at a still impressive 18.9% (as opposed to the 21.6% found by iSupply), which is well above the 8.5% earned by the likes of rival Funai (producer of TVs for Sylvania, Emerson and other low-cost brands). As you might expect, higher-end brands like Sony and Samsung weren't as able to buck the economic downturn quite so easily, and they actually saw their sales decrease compared to the same period last year.
Flat-panel TV sales jump 23% over last year, Vizio leads the way originally appeared on Engadget HD on Mon, 11 May 2009 17:38:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Read
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Filed under: Industry, Displays, OLED
You've seen the prototypes tucked away
in trade show corners, and you've seen the demise
of existing generation technologies -- it doesn't take an industry expert to realize that the door is wide open for OLED to walk through. According to a new report from -- who else? -- industry experts
, the OLED lighting market is set to boom in 2011, with OLED revenues expected to surpass PMOLED displays in the 2013 / 2014 time frame. Specifically in the OLED TV market
, manufacturers are scrambling to assemble large-screen OLED TVs that are even close to affordable, and estimates we've personally heard put those on the market just after the next decade begins. Clearly, the biggest hindrance from OLED domination right now is the prohibitive pricing, but once those XEL-1
s are given away inside King Size cereal boxes, we'll really be onto something.
OLED market set to skyrocket in 2011, says DisplaySearch originally appeared on Engadget HD on Sun, 15 Mar 2009 08:17:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Read
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Filed under: Industry, Displays
Sure, this week's CES could net Samsung some bragging rights over Sony if rumors
of a 6.5-mm thin LED-backlit LCD display come true, but that's just about corporate pride (and Sony's XEL-1
is a shipping product to boot). The real hurt comes in the form of new numbers from DisplaySearch
that show Samsung widening its lead in US sales, moving up to 26.7-percent of the US market compared to Sony's 14.8-percent. Those figures are through November, and it's pretty amazing that more than one in four digital TVs sold in the US were Samsung.
Samsung opens up lead on Sony in US TV market originally appeared on Engadget HD on Mon, 05 Jan 2009 21:24:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Read
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Filed under: Industry, Displays, Samsung, LCD, Plasma
Despite the weakening economy here in the US and elsewhere, people are -- as predicted
-- still showing interest in HDTV. Shortly after seeing what a nice Q2 the plasma sector
had, DisplaySearch has revealed that TV shipments in general were way, way up in said quarter. In fact, North America saw the biggest year-over-year increase (28%) since the outfit started tracking TV shipments in 2004; then there's the 26% quarter-over-quarter growth, which is equally impressive. LCD TV shipments rose 52% compared to last year while PDP shipments shot up 34% in the same period, and it's safe to say that Samsung has the most to gloat about. It was the leading overall brand with shipments of its sets surging to a record 19.1% of all shipments in North America during Q2. Anxious to see who took the proverbial silver / bronze? Check out all of the stats in the read link below.Read
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In today's HDTV marketplace
, being flat and thin is the norm.
Traditional consumer electronics channels face increasing competition from discounters and non-traditional retailers, while a new generation
of users is quickly emerging with requirements that are still unclear.
Amidst this shifting landscape how can you gain a unique standing and maintain competitive advantage?
Anyone curious to find the answers to the above would do well to get along to DisplaySearch’s
HDTV 2008 Conference Confronting the New Reality
Filed under: Industry, Displays, CRT, DLP, LCD, Plasma
Not so long ago, the good people at DisplaySearch
good times for plasma. But there's no way around the first quarter of 2008 global sales numbers that show LCD outsold plasma by an 8 to 1 margin. Take a breath -- those are global sales numbers -- but it still isn't the most encouraging news for plasma fans. Worldwide, plasma has a frenemy in good old CRT, though, which actually edged out LCD on its way to the highest sales volume. Click on through for all the numbers, but globally it looks like this: LCD is taking over, plasma is moving into a very small niche
, RPTV is all but gone
and CRT is going down with a fight.Read
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