Blog from June 2021

TV

LG Gained, Samsung Lost Share in Booming Advanced TV Market in Q1 2021

June 1, 2021

Strong demand for expensive home theater systems from pandemic-constrained consumers led to triple-digit percentage increases in sales of the largest screen sizes for Advanced TVs, according to the new DSCC Quarterly Advanced TV Shipment and Forecast Report, now available to subscribers. This report covers the worldwide premium TV market, including the most advanced TV technologies: WOLED, QD Display, QDEF, Dual Cell LCD and MiniLED with 4K and 8K resolution. The report looks at current and future TV shipments and revenues by technology, region, brand, resolution and size, and forecasts the growth of all of these technologies. The report includes the shipment result for Q1 2021 and a forecast to 2026. This week we will cover the Q1 2021 results, focusing on the brand competition in the premium segment, and next week we will cover our updated forecast.
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Display Technology

LCD Capacity Upgraded on Numerous Expansions

June 1, 2021

DSCC upgraded its LCD capacity forecast in the latest issue of its Quarterly Display Capex and Equipment Market Share Report while reducing its OLED capacity forecast. As indicated in the figure, DSCC upgraded its 2025 display capacity forecast by 4.4% versus the prior issue due to 14 new LCD investments as manufacturers respond to tight supply and higher prices. Manufacturers are also looking to stretch capacity through process simplification and de-bottlenecking to meet demand and take advantage of the higher prices. We now see 10% growth in LCD + OLED capacity in 2021, with 3%-5% growth from 2022-2025. Relative to last quarter, capacity growth is 1% - 5% higher per year from 2021-2025. Display capacity is now growing at a 5.2% CAGR versus 4.3% last quarter. LCD capacity was upgraded by 5.3% versus the previous issue and now grows at a 3.9% CAGR versus 2.8% last quarter.
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Events

SID/DSCC Business Conference Presenter Interviews Now Online for Attendees

June 1, 2021

In past years, one of the most valuable and interesting features of the Display Week Business Conference was the ability for attendees to ask questions of the presenters and expand the dialog to new topics or challenge assertions made. With the virtual format of this year’s Display Week, the Q&A function occurred online, but DSCC has gathered audience questions and recorded videos with the presenters. These videos are now available on the Display Week site to registered attendees of the Business Conference. You can find the Q&A videos for each presenter in the respective Business Conference. Registration is still available at http://www.displayweek.org/2021/Attendee/Registration and the Business Conference presentations will be available online until September 17th, 2021.
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Display Equipment

LCD Supply Demand Shifting to Oversupply

June 7, 2021

The shortage of large LCDs, which has lasted for almost a year and has resulted in the biggest panel price increases in the history of the industry, has begun to turn into an oversupply. The demand drivers that led to the shortage, particularly strong TV demand in the USA, are fading away with the spread of vaccination in the United States, and industry supply is filling the pipeline with enough inventory to eliminate any fear of shortage.
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Financial

Q1 Panel Maker Revenues Hit All-Time Record

June 7, 2021

Flat panel display revenues increased 1% Q/Q and 52% Y/Y, to hit a record in Q1 2021 at $34.8B. With all panel makers reporting their Q1 2021 results, we can compile a full industry review for Q1, a terrific quarter for panel makers, especially those oriented toward large-area LCD panels.
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