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David Hsieh

About David Hsieh

David is the Vice President, Greater China Market for DisplaySearch and is a noted expert in TFT LCD and LCD TV research and analysis throughout Asia.
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LCD TV Brands’ Production Expected To Reach Record High in October

Since Q2’14, LCD TV panels have been in tight supply due to increases in purchasing by some leading LCD TV brands. As shown in our Monthly Large-Area LCD Pricing Report, prices for mainstream sizes (32”, 40”, 42”, 48”/49” and even 50”, 55”) have been increasing. Continue Reading

iPhone 6 Advances Display Technology; Panel Shipments to Exceed 100 Million in 2014

Since the announcement of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on September 9th, Apple’s new smartphone has captured attention around the world. Not only loyal Apple fans, who can be expected to wait on lines to purchase any new Apple product, but other consumers are willing to pay to switch from other smartphones to the iPhone. Continue Reading

LCD Panel Supply and Demand: Will 2015 Be Tighter?

Panel makers benefitted from the panel shortage in Q2’14, which enabled panel prices and shipments to increase at the same time. We recently summarized the reasons for the shortage. We are expecting the tightness in TV, notebook PC, and monitor panels to continue in Q3’14, before inventory adjustments are made in Q4’14. Continue Reading

Large-Area TFT LCD Panel Shipments Down 7% M/M in July; Q3 Off to a Slow Start on Weak Tablet PC Shipments

Q2’14 large-area (9”+) TFT LCD panel shipments reached 181M units, the second-highest ever, and LCD TV panel shipments, at 64M, reached a record high, according to the Quarterly Large-Area TFT Panel Shipment Report. Continue Reading

8 Million Chromebooks to Ship in 2014, 5% of Global Notebook PC Market

According to the Quarterly Mobile PC Shipment and Forecast Report, notebook PC shipments will reach 167M in 2014, an 8% Y/Y decline. The reasons for the decline are mainly the maturity of the notebook PC market, slowdown in Windows 8 replacement, and in the consumer market, low-priced tablet PCs. Continue Reading