MANHASSET, N.Y. Small and medium size LCD panels continue to see increases in both unit shipments and revenue, according to market research firm DisplaySearch Inc. (Austin).
During the second quarter, revenue from LCDs below 10 in. in size reached $4.6 billion, up 47 percent year-to-year and 5 percent from the first quarter, said the firm. Unit shipments reached 223.5 million, up 19 percent year-to-year and 5 percent sequentially.
The firm attributes increasing shipments to the mobile phone market, where shipments grew 10 percent sequentially to 58 million units per month. Pacing the growth was 2.2in. amorphous silicon thin-film-transistor (TFT) LCD panels, which grew 78.6 percent sequentially to account for 13 percent of mobile phone display shipments, according to DisplaySearch.
Price trends in small and medium size LCDs continue to favor suppliers. Weighted average selling price was $19.42, up 2.6 percent sequentially and 27.0 percent year-to-year, the report noted.
Samsung SDI was the largest supplier of small and medium size LCDs, capturing 21.3 percent of unit shipments. Philips, at 15.5 percent, and Epson, at 13.1 percent, were the second and third largest suppliers respectively, according to the report.
The strong market for small and medium sized LCDs contrasts with the slumping market for large liquid crystal display (LCD) panels, where sales have slowed, forcing price cuts.