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 to provide differentiation and enable innovative features. At 2014 CES, the many new display sizes, resolutions and features indicated potential industry directions.
The tables below list the new display models we may see in 2014. Of course, not all of the panels listed here will go into mass production, as panel maker strategies can change. But there will be other new models not included here. With so many new panel models launched in 2014, it will be a year for display innovation. We will track the status of these new panels in our Quarterly Worldwide FPD Shipment and Forecast Report.