In the last quarter 4K TV panels accounted for a third of total deliveries of such products
Analysts TrendForce estimated that in the first quarter of this year shipments of LCD panels for TVs in the whole world made up of 60.16 million units, which is 10.7% less than in the previous quarter.
The source notes the increase in the share of the 4K panels. For the quarter, shipments of such panels increased by 0.5%, reaching 20 million units. That is, one third of all sold in the quarter panels!
If to speak about manufacturers, remains the leader of LG Display. The company sold 12,631 million panels, which is 7% less than in the previous quarter. Samsung Display has dropped from second to fifth place, putting in the quarter panels 8,857 million, 27.6% less than in the previous quarter. This result is due to the closure of the factory L7-1 at the end of 2016.
In second place is Innolux, realize 9,937 million panels and worsened the result by 9.3%. Located next to the BOE (9,405 million; a decline of 2.8%), CSOT (8,971 million; a decline by 3.3%), and Samsung Display and AUO (6,633 million; a decline of 6.7%).
Analysts also noted a gradual transition from the diagonal panels 40-43 inches panel diagonal 55 and 65 inches, because they bring more profit to producers.