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Hiroshi Hayase

About Hiroshi Hayase

Hiroshi is Vice President, Small/Medium Displays for DisplaySearch, brings years of research and analytical experience in his coverage of this market segment.
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Display Shipments for Smartphones Increased by 42% in 2012 While Falling by 2% for Mobile Phones as a Whole

In the strongest indication yet that smartphones are taking over the mobile phone category, smartphone display shipments reached 738 million in 2012, growth of 42% Y/Y. At the same time, total mobile phone display shipments fell by 2%. Continue Reading

AMOLED Helps Samsung Display Become the Largest Small-Medium FPD Maker

Samsung Display is the dominant AMOLED display supplier, especially for mobile phone applications. In 2012, Samsung climbed to the top supplier position in terms of small-medium displays (9” and smaller) overall, thanks to strong growth in AMOLED display shipments, according to the latest Quarterly Small/Medium Shipment and Forecast Report. Continue Reading

DSC Panel Market in V-Shaped Recovery

The market for small/medium FPD panel shipments for digital still cameras (DSC) has entered a V-shaped recovery phase. According to the DisplaySearch Q3’09 Quarterly Small/Medium Shipment and Forecast Report, DSC panel shipments including both TFT LCDs and OLEDs were down 48% Y/Y to 22 million in Q1’09, but picked up to 34 million in Q2’09. Shipments are expected to improve to 41 million in Q3’09, showing a literal V-shaped recovery, as seen in the following figure:
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