TrendForce Forecasts More Than 30% of Smartphones Shipped Worldwide in 2018 Will Carry OLED Panel Following iPhone X

Trends in the display industry are heavily influenced by the developments in the consumer electronics markets, and this is seen in the rapid growth of the OLED panel market due to the rising demand from smartphone and TV brands. 
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Accident at LGD’s Gen-8.5 Fab in South Korea Will Tighten Supply for Large-Size LCD Panels This Third Quarter, TrendForce Reports

LG Display (LGD) suffered a serious disruption to its production of large-size LCD panels on June 24, when a deadly accident occurred at its P8-1 panel fab in Paju, South Korea. The Gen-8.5 has been shut down for repair and investigation by the local authorities. WitsView, a division of TrendForce, states that this incident will have a major impact on the supply of large-size panels in the third quarter. While panel quotes have softened during the second quarter, the third quarter will see a return of seasonal demand from device vendors. The accident at P8-1 will contribute to a tightening of the supply and help prop up prices to some extent.
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SEC LCD business spin-off enables a more flexible operating strategy for Samsung Display

The BOD of Samsung approved the spin-off of the LCD business from Samsung to become a new cooperation named Samsung Display. Going forward, the new corporation will consider a merger with Samsung Mobile Display to enhance their flat panel display business. According to WitsView, the LCD research division of TrendForce, the main purpose for the spin-off of the LCD business, which will be operating independently from Samsung Electronics, is to strengthen the competitiveness of the display business based on a more flexible strategy. On the other hand, the re...
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WitsView: LED TV and Monitor Development may be Restricted

The development of LED monitor and TV not only brought life to the maturing panel industry, but also became the key pillars to expand the emerging LED industry. The analysts of WitsView and LEDinside, the research divisions of TrendForce, took a positive attitude toward the long-term development of LED BLU products.
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WitsView: With innovation in LED backlight design, cost reduction will be the primary objective in 2010

LED backlight was the limelight of the display industry in 2009, in addition to yielding positive results from its applications in NBs, LED backlight in TVs and monitors successfully gained foothold in the market for its slimness and energy-efficiency. In 2010, LED backlight products will continue to capture consumers’ attention, but the actual purchase depends on when its price will be more in line with the mainstream prices. With price reduction as the objective, the design of LED backlight module will improve and thereby optimize its cost structure. 
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LED TV Feature Story (2): The Evolution of LED TV Market - Survival of the Fittest

This articles is contributed by WitsView, an abstract from WitsView’s column, please go to //www.witsview.com/Intelligence/Column/Default.aspx for the original version.
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LED TV Takes the World by Storm with Shipment Estimate of 30m Units in 2010

LED TV is taking the world by storm and TV brand vendors are rolling out series of new models in the second half of the year, which fueled the decline of LED TV prices. Market outlook is fairly upbeat – total LED TV shipment for 2009 is estimated at 3.1 million units, and this figure is forecast to grow ten-fold to 30 million units in 2010.
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Asahi Kasei Corporation, a leader in developing high-performance UVC LEDs, today announced the Klaran™ Reactor series, the only third-party tested and validated out-of-the-box water purification technology for original equipment manufact... READ MORE

Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) announces an expansion of the XLamp® High Current LED Array family with new CMT LEDs that extend Cree’s latest metal-based chip-on-board (COB) LED technology to the most prevalent COB form ... READ MORE