Today was the first day of IFA open to the public, and among the consumers with baby strollers and bratwurst, were booths of manufacturers from all over the world promoting their wares. Continue Reading
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With global demand for TVs remaining behind industry expectations, panel makers with fab lines to fill continue to eagerly look for ways to revitalize other large-area panel markets like monitors. Recent supply chain indications from Korean LCD manufacturers suggest a new wave of promotion for wide-viewing angle IPS (in-plane switching) and PLS (plane-to-line switching) panels for desktop monitors. As one can imagine, one way to promote these technologies is to lower the price premium over the standard TN (twisted nematic) for these arguably better technologies.
InfoComm, which took place this past week in Orlando, Florida, is by far one of the world’s biggest B2B events in the video industry, with more than 30,000 resellers, integrators, and commercial end-users attending to collaborate on commercial, educational, or governmental projects. InfoComm does not have the broad awareness of CES, and new products introduced at the event tend to focus on niche markets within the bigger B2B AV industry. Overall, the event is all about real business and real projects.
By Ken Park – Senior Manager, Korean FPD Market and Technology Research, DisplaySearch
According to PDP panel module shipment data in the Global TV Shipment and Forecast Report, PDP module shipments had 42% and 49% Y/Y growth in Q1’10 and Q2’10, respectively. Samsung SDI and LGE are squeezing more from their capacity, and COC is expected to ship its first 42” PDP modules from its own line from Q3’10. Of course Panasonic always leads PDP module volume, for both TVs and public displays.