EL SEGUNDO, Calif.--Driven by strong consumer demand, shipments of color LCD screens for mobile phones will outstrip those of monochrome LCD screens for the
first time ever in 2004, according to iSuppli/Stanford Resources.
"Consumers worldwide are quickly adopting color-screen mobile phones, which frequently also integrate digital still cameras," according to the report. "Nearly the entire
Japanese market has converted to color, while the percentage of usage is surging in Korea and Taiwan. Adoption of color cell phones in other regions like North America and Europe is limited now, but is growing
Declining prices for color displays will drive the further adoption of color screens in handsets. In 2003, only 48 percent of LCDs for mobile phones were color, iSuppli/Stanford Resources estimates.
In 2004, color LCDs will account for 60 percent of mobile-phone display shipments. By 2007, color will dominate
with 89 percent of shipments.