Total global shipment of LCDs and plasmas is this year down 6,3% from July 2013, according to IHS’s Monthly WorldWide FPD TV Shipment Data Report.
IHS predicts that shipments will remain lower than 2012 (until October’s figures are available).
Sales of flat screens in 2013 posted 5.7% year-on-year decline from 2012
»According to the research group, the fact that the vast majority of screens are now based on LED technology, superseding the CCFL technology used in earlier LCD screens, means that differentiation is increasingly based on price, favoring low-cost Chinese brands, which say their share of the market rise from 15.5% in June to 201.4% in July at the expense of Japanese and Korean rivals.«
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