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DSCC Revises Display Forecast for COVID-19 Impact

March 30, 2020

In consideration of the dramatic worldwide economic downturn resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, DSCC has revised its outlook for demand for major display devices; we now expect Y/Y declines in all major display applications and declines in area and revenue for the display industry.
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Display Equipment

Q1 OLED Supply/Demand Update – Oversupply in Phones to Persist to 2025

March 24, 2020

We have updated DSCC’s Quarterly OLED Supply/Demand and Capital Spending Report for Q1, providing DSCC’s latest capacity outlook for the industry and our forecast for OLED panel demand. As we have reported for more than a year now, OLED supply for smartphones (technically, for Small & Medium applications) continues to significantly exceed demand which is expected to persist for years. However, the supply growth keeps coming primarily due to Chinese government subsidies. We have revised our outlook for OLED TVs on both the supply and demand sides, and we continue to expect high utilization at OLED TV fabs.
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Display Technology

Coming Soon: DSCC’s Advanced TV Shipment Report

March 24, 2020

DSCC is working on a new report for the TV market, a product of our collaboration with China-based market research provider DiScien. We expect to have this report available in the first half of April, so it’s time to share a few highlights with our readers.
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Display Equipment

OLED Utilization Expected to Improve in 2020 vs. 2019

March 24, 2020

Utilization of flexible OLED lines across the display industry has been stubbornly low throughout 2018 and 2019 because of industry oversupply, but utilization rates are expected to improve in 2020 while remaining far short of full UT%, according to the latest update to DSCC’s Quarterly OLED and Mobile LCD Fab Utilization Report released this week. The report details monthly capacity and utilization for OLED lines and LTPS LCD lines, with capability to sort by parameters such as country, substrate type, supplier, form factor and glass size.
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Coronavirus

Coronavirus Week of 2/17-2/23

February 25, 2020

While the numbers of cases and fatalities from the coronavirus in China were lower than last week, there were several reports of outbreaks in new regions that raised concerns that the virus would spread globally. As of Saturday, February 23rd, there were more than 76,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus worldwide, and more than 2,300 fatalities.
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