according to iSuppli Corp, a market research firm, the demand for LCD TVs
will most likely go through the roof as people across the world upgrade their
television sets to watch the 2008 Beijing Olympics games.
by iSuppli indicates that 2008 will see global shipments of LCD TV panels rise
to 102.5 million units, up by 27 per cent from the previous year. Other demand
drivers for LCD TV sales are likely to be factors like falling prices, performance
improvements and national transitions to high quality digital TV broadcasting.
market research firm says by end 2008, newer large-sized LCD fabs will commence
production, which will most probably result in greater panel output, which could
be a boon or a band for LCD panel suppliers, depending on how the Olympics affect
demand for LCD TVs.
against oversupply, iSuppli said that though the LCD panel output is set to rise,
suppliers are likely to face an oversupply situation if estimated sales fall short
of the heightened expectations of the industry.
to the firm, the LCD market is in the midst of a recovery, though it is still
dominated by big South Korean players Samsung Electronics and LG, and by Philips
LCD of South Korea, and the Taiwan-based AU Optronics Corp and Chi Mei Optoelectronics.