Highlights from DSCC’s Latest Display Capacity Forecast
We have upgraded our 2025 display capacity forecast by 4% vs. the previous issue of our Quarterly Display Capex and Equipment Market Share Report, due to new investments revealed and analyzed in our fab schedules as LCD manufacturers continue to add capacity and OLED manufacturers look to better address the IT market. Manufacturers are also looking to stretch capacity through process simplification and de-bottlenecking to meet demand. We now see 11% growth in 2021, 7% growth in 2022 as SDC and LGD are forecasted to accelerate shutdowns with 4% - 7% growth from 2023 – 2026 on new LCD fabs from BOE, CSOT and Tianma. The more modest growth in 2022 and from 2023 to 2026 should ease pricing pressure some. Relative to last quarter, capacity is 1% - 3% higher per year from 2023-2026.