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TFT LCD Material/Component Tightness in 2015?

Earlier in 2014, we forecasted demand growth of 7% and capacity growth of 4% in 2014. Our latest forecasting indicates 2014 TFT LCD area growth will come in at 7.6%. During 2014, panel prices have been stable, with prices of some sizes – such as 32” and 40”/42” – seeing increases. 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

Ahead of Apple Announcement, Samsung Shows Multiple New Mobile Devices with Larger Displays

One week ahead of an Apple media event, Samsung announced new products from wearables to phablets at its Unpacked 2014 Episode 2 event in Berlin – Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge, Gear S and Gear VR. With 5.7” and 5.6” QHD (2560 x 1440) AMOLED displays respectively, the Note 4 and Note Edge offer larger and higher resolution displays than expected on the larger-sized iPhone 6. Continue Reading