Taiwan LCD panel
  • Taiwan's large-size LCD panel shipments returned to the growth track in 2017, rising 2.7% on year to reach 237.64 million units.
  • Taiwan's LCD panel makers were able to maintain stable shipments in the fourth-quarter 2017 traditional low season, thanks to strong demand for 18:9 smartphone applications.
  • Taiwan panel makers saw strong orders for 18:9 all-screen smartphone applications in the third quarter, during which their 6G LTPS production capacity also increased.
  • Taiwan saw its worldwide shipment share drop in the third quarter as a result of growing competition from China panel makers who have been aggressively expanding their capacity.
  • The large-size LCD panel market has reached maturity, and no significant growths are expected for Taiwan's makers in 2017.
  • Reduced production for feature phone panels to make room for smartphone applications contributed to a significant drop in small- to medium-size LCD panel shipments from Taiwan's makers in the second quarter of 2017.
  • Taiwan's notebook panel shipments had the best results of all application segments in the first quarter of 2017, as clients placed orders in advance for their second-quarter production. But this means Taiwan's notebook panel shipments will see limited growth...
  • Taiwan's small- to medium-size panel shipments were much better than expected in the first quarter of 2017, thanks to stable demand for feature phones and the ramping up of production at new 6G panel lines.
  • The fourth quarter is usually the low season for the small- to medium-size LCD panel industry, but significant demand for feature phone applications boosted Taiwan's shipments in fourth-quarter 2016.
  • Taiwan large-size LCD panels - 4Q 2016

    Wednesday 8 February 2017
    Taiwan-based makers' large-size LCD panel shipments dropped 2.3% in 2016, worse than the average global decline of 1.1%, due to competition from China makers. Challenges from China competitors have been growing.
  • Shortages in the large-size panel market sent prices climbing and device vendors stocking up extra panel inventory in the third quarter of 2016. But demand for large-size panels will weaken in the fourth quarter as device vendors have already built up sufficient...
  • The small- to medium-size LCD panel market saw shortages in the third quarter as makers reduced their capacity for the segment. But supply will improve in the fourth quarter as demand weakens due to seasonality.
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