In the market of LCD panels may soon be replaced by the leader
Analysts IHS, Markit has published a forecast regarding the market for LCD panels. It is expected that this year the overall market will grow by 1% to 688 million units.
However, if we talk about the total area of the panels, it will grow on 6%, to 180 million m2. This indicates an increase in the proportion of large panels.
Among the displays with a diagonal of about nine inches, the highest growth, at 10%, will show a segment of panels for tablets. Such year-end will be shipped 93 million units.
Shipments of panels for notebooks will grow by 4%, to 175 million units. Delivery of television panels, however, show a decline of 3% to 257 million units. Despite the decline in sales in quantitative terms, from the point of view of the total area, the share of TV panels will have 78%, which is 5% higher than a year ago.
The market leader in LCD panels, LG Display will remain with the predictable shares in 21%. In the back, her breathing already BOE (20,7%), so that it is soon possible to expect change of the leader.