iSuppli issues fast facts on display market during SID 2010

May 24, 2010
El Segundo, CA--Market research company iSuppli issued several fast market facts and forecasts on LCDs and OLEDs at the start of this week's SID Display Week 2010 in Seattle, WA.

El Segundo, CA--Market research company iSuppli issued several fast facts and forecasts on the display industry market to support media coverage of the Society for Information Display (SID) 2010 International Symposium, Seminar, and Exhibition (Display Week 2010) May 23-28 in Seattle, WA. The fast facts include:

--Global shipments of large-sized LCD panels (10 inches or larger in the diagonal) are set to rise by 22% to reach 642.5 million units in 2010, up from 526.6 million units in 2009. “The large-sized LCD panel market is expected to undergo a major shift in 2010 as suppliers shift their focus toward replacement buyers of LCD-TVs and away from first-time purchasers,” said Sweta Dash, senior director, LCD research, for iSuppli. “Panel makers are stressing technological innovation, product differentiation and cost reduction to attract replacement and upgrade purchases. These differentiation and innovation efforts include LED backlights, thinner sets, lower weight, less power consumption, higher refresh rates and 3-D images.”

--Driven by booming demand for active-matrix (AM) displays for mobile handsets, shipments of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screens are set to rise to 326.8 million units in 2015, up by a factor of more than four from 79.7 million in 2009. Shipment growth will be driven by the AM-OLED segment, which will boom to 261.5 million units in 2015, up more than twelvefold from 21.1 million in 2009. AM provides superior image quality compared to the traditional Passive Matrix (PM) screens. “AM-OLED shipments are accelerating as new suppliers enter the market, existing companies add more capacity and manufacturing processes yield better efficiencies,” said Vinita Jakhanwal, principal analyst, small and medium displays for iSuppli. See also "DuPont develops OLED technology scalable to TV-sized displays" and "Novaled demonstrates reliable OLEDs on metal substrates".

--Worldwide shipments of LCD-TVs are set to rise to 277.2 million units in 2014, nearly double the 141.7 million in 2009. “The growth in LCD-TV shipments is being driven by the continuing strong commitment from brands and panel makers to introduce products with new features while maintaining aggressive pricing at both the panel and set levels,” said Riddhi Patel, principal analyst, television, for iSuppli. Global plasma television shipments are set to decline to 9.4 million units in 2014, down from 15.8 million in 2009. “Increased consumer adoption of LCD-TVs will lead to a decline in plasma television unit sales in the coming years,” Patel noted. See also "Liquid-crystal laser promises low-fabrication-cost display".

--Global shipments of LCD desktop PC monitors are set to rise to 177.1 million units in 2010, up 9.2% from 162.1 million in 2009. “Growth expectations for 2010 remain strong, as recovering business demand is expected to drive substantial monitor sales activity, particularly in the second half of the year,” said Rhoda Alexander, director of monitor research for iSuppli.

About the Author

Gail Overton | Senior Editor (2004-2020)

Gail has more than 30 years of engineering, marketing, product management, and editorial experience in the photonics and optical communications industry. Before joining the staff at Laser Focus World in 2004, she held many product management and product marketing roles in the fiber-optics industry, most notably at Hughes (El Segundo, CA), GTE Labs (Waltham, MA), Corning (Corning, NY), Photon Kinetics (Beaverton, OR), and Newport Corporation (Irvine, CA). During her marketing career, Gail published articles in WDM Solutions and Sensors magazine and traveled internationally to conduct product and sales training. Gail received her BS degree in physics, with an emphasis in optics, from San Diego State University in San Diego, CA in May 1986.

Sponsored Recommendations

Melles Griot® XPLAN™ CCG Lens Series

March 19, 2024
IDEX Health & Science sets a new standard with our Melles Griot® XPLAN™ CCG Lens Series fluorescence microscope imaging systems. Access superior-quality optics with off-the-shelf...

Spatial Biology

March 19, 2024
Spatial Biology refers to the field that integrates spatial information into biological research, allowing for the study of biological systems in their native spatial context....

Fluorescent Protein Optical Imaging Considerations

March 19, 2024
What factors should you consider when your incorporate fluorescent proteins in an optical imaging application? Learn more.

Custom-Engineered Optical Solutions for Your Application

March 19, 2024
We combine advanced optical design and manufacturing technology, with decades of experience in critical applications, to take you from first designs to ongoing marketplace success...

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of Laser Focus World, create an account today!