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Category Archives: Materials

Microsoft Touches the Large Interactive Display Market

Soon after Microsoft purchased Perceptive Pixel (PPI) in 2012, PPI founder Jeff Han spoke at their Build developers’ conference, stating “There’s no reason why large scale devices like PPI shouldn’t be in every meeting room, every conference room, every classroom. We’re working hard to make this stuff really accessible.” Continue Reading

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