Panasonic’s new OLED and LCD lines offer HDR10+ and Dolby Vision

Panasonic is making HDR10+, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos available across its 2019 lines of OLED and LCD TVs, apart from its entry-level 4K LCD series. Panasonic’s four 2019 OLED series TVs – the GZ2000, GZ1500, GZ1000 and GZ950 – and its flagship 4K LCD series TV for this year, the GX920, will all be […]

LCD TV panel demand to drop 3% this year

LCD TV panel demand is expected to drop 3% in 2016 to reach just 257 million units, according to IHS. The research firm attributes the decline to TV brands’ “continual panel inventory control”, as well as global economic uncertainty. “TV panel inventory adjustments will continue into the first half of 2016, because more manufacturing capacity will […]

Flat-panel display to decline this year, 4K provides promise in ‘16

Flat-panel display industry revenues are expected to fall by 2% this year to US$129 billion (€117 billion) as falling LCD display revenues, declining demand in the PC sector and price erosion take their toll, according to research by IHS. After growth last year, global TFT LCD display revenue is expected to decline 3%, from US$120 […]

TV manufacturing outsourcing to reach 43% this year

TVs manufactured using outsourcing is expected to reach a record 43% of all LCD TVs shipped globally this year, according to IHS statistics. The research firm that outsourcing manufacturing has become “one of the most important business strategies for TV brands” because it can improve supply-chain cost management and increase time-to-market. IHS also said most […]

4K TV shipments grew 400% in Q1, says IHS

4K LCD TV shipments grew by nearly 400% year-on-year to reach 4.7 million units worldwide in the first quarter of 2015, according to IHS stats. The research firm said that the volume of 4K shipments “barely dropped” from the seasonally strong fourth quarter, with particularly strong demand in China during the Chinese New Year holiday […]

LG to cut plasma TV production

LG will end plasma TV production by the end of November to concentrate on OLED and liquid crystal displays, according to a Reuters report that cites a regulatory filing by the firm.  LG reportedly attributed the decision to a decline in demand for plasma TVs, with the move widely expected by industry watchers. Launching its […]

Unexpected boost for LCD market in first half

The global LCD TV panel market saw growth of year-on-year growth 3% in the first six months of 2014, despite widespread expectations of a decline, according to research by IHS Technology. Although the growth was less than the 9% growth recorded for the first six months of 2013, most observers had expected a decline, according […]

LCD panel shipments see seasonal decline

LCD panel shipments are set for a “moderate seasonal decline” this quarter after seeing record shipments for TV and tablets in the last three months of 2013, according to the latest report from IHS Technology. Global LCD panel shipments for the first quarter will reach 220 million units, down 9% on the quarter to December, […]

Global TV shipments set for second consecutive bad year

Global TV shipments look set to continue to slide in the fourth quarter following a poor performance in the three months to September, according to research by IHS. According to the researchers, TV shipments for the full year are expected to fall by 5% to 226.7 million units, following a 7% decline in 2012. The […]

Flat panel sales on the slide

Global flat-panel TV sales fell in July compared to the same period a year ago, according to a study by IHS.  According to IHS’s Monthly Worldwide FPD TV Shipment Data Report, total global shipments of LCD and plasma display panel TVs amounted to 14.88 million units, down 6.3% from July 2012. LCD TVs, which account […]