LCD TVs Shipped 86M Units in 200723 Jan, 2008 By: Chris Tribbey
LCD TV panel manufacturers shipped 86 million units in 2007, a 58% increase over 2006 that was helped by nearly 28 million units shipping in the fourth quarter alone, according to a new report from research firm DisplaySearch.
'Historically, slow capacity expansion and tight supply of large panels supported supplier prices more than usual in 2007,' said David Barnes, DisplaySearch's VP of strategic analysis. 'For example, the average unit price of LCD TV panels fell only 6% from 2006, and the average area price fell only 22%.'
Samsung Electronics led all manufacturers with TV panel revenues of $8.6 billion, a 26% share.