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Chinese Output for LCD Modules is Expected to Increase by 62% to Reach 1.13 Billion Units in 2006.

DUBLIN, Ireland -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c45475) has announced the addition of the Global Sources report: China Sourcing Report: LCD Modules to their offering.

Production of LCD modules in Greater China will grow by 62% in 2006, with nearly half of the output earmarked for the export market.

Where do you begin sourcing in this active supply market? Who are the most reliable, export-ready manufacturers? How do you determine which supplier offers you the best quality for your money?

With your copy of this in-depth report, you will be able to:

-- Identify qualified manufacturers who are ready to meet your orders

-- Find the right product and technology at the your price entry point

-- Short-list manufacturers you need to meet, even before your next sourcing trip

-- And much more. Take a look below

What you'll Get:

-- Deep profiles of 20 qualified suppliers presenting a detailed look at their manufacturing capabilities, QC processes, R&D strategies and more. Based on factory visits and personal interviews with senior managers, this information is not available anywhere else

-- Profile tables of 22 additional manufacturers, including production capacities, price forecasts, technology partners and main export markets

-- At-a-glance information of 60 best-selling export models, featuring key specifications, full-color photographs and ordering information

-- The results of Global Sources' latest supplier survey, forecasting price, product, production and R&D trends for the next 12 months.

-- This report covers alphanumeric, dot-matrix and graphics LCD modules

Topics Covered

Industry Background

Manufacturing Capability

Products and Prices

Outlook

Suppliers at a Glance

Supplier Profiles Supplier Tables

Supplier Index

Summary

The LCD modules market in the Greater China region continues to grow at an average annual rate of 20 percent. Because of very intense competition, small and mid-size manufacturers across the region have progressed from TN/HTN/STN passive matrix technologies to higher-end color STN (CSTN) and active matrix thin film transistor (TFT) technologies. Many of them, however, continue making a wide range of module products across the spectrum.

Of 160 makers located in the Greater China region, 120 of them can be found in Guangdong, Jiangsu, Fujian, Shanghai, Hebei, Liaoning and Jilin. Optical industry zones set up in these regions provide an excellent development environment for LCD module makers.

Mainland China's total LCD module production exceeded 2 billion units by the end of 2005 at only half of actual production capacity. Some large-scale makers enjoy the same level of strong manufacturing and R&D capability as their foreign counterparts.

Small and medium-sized LCD module applications in 2005 were concentrated in the areas of telecom, consumer electronics, automotive and industrial products.

Heavy market saturation also continues to have a dramatic effect on prices, as supply exceeded demand in the first half of 2006. The arrival of next generation panels is expected to decrease the rate at which prices are falling.

The following are some of the key findings in the report:

-- The 42 companies in this compilation will account for about 50 percent of Greater China's total output in 2006. Their output is expected to grow by 62 percent from 697.3 million units in 2005 to 1.13 billion units in 2006.

-- The companies' combined monthly capacity is estimated at 89.41 million units. Large-scale players account for 48 percent, with monthly capacities of at least 800,000 units.

-- TAB, COB and COG will continue to be the most common technologies employed in LCD module manufacture.

-- Mobile phones are driving the small-size, high-end segment of the market, which includes CSTN and TFT LCD modules. Flat panel LCD TVs are leading the large-sized LCD module market. LCD module R&D is focused on faster response time, higher resolution and lower power consumption.

Industry Background discusses the LCD module industry in mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. It talks about the major manufacturing bases in the region, industry drivers and challenges, and export markets of the surveyed companies.

Companies Mentioned

- AU Optronics Corp. (AUO) - Chi Mei Optoelectronics Corp. (CMO) - Chunghwa Picture Tubes Ltd (CPT) - Future S&T (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd - Lanser Displaytech Inc.- Powertip Tech. Corp. - Shanghai Easay Electronic Component Fty - Shenzhen Tianma Microelectronics Co. Ltd - Shenzhen Topway Technology Co. Ltd - Shing Yih Technology Co. Ltd (SYT) - Smartgood Ent. (Group) Co. Ltd - Solomon Goldentek Display Corp. (SGD)- Suzhou Intelligent Electronics Co. Ltd - Truly Semiconductors Ltd - Vbest Electronics Ltd - VDS (Suzhou) Co. Ltd - Winstar Display Co. Ltd - Wintek Corp.- Xiamen Ocular Optics Co. Ltd (XMO) - Xiamen Zettler Electronics Co. Ltd - Access Microsystems Corp.- Auto Vision Inc.- Casil Semiconductor Ltd- Giantum Technology Ltd - Guangzhou Golden Hongfa Electronic Co. Ltd - Hitech Electronics Corp. - Newtec Display Co. Ltd - Ninghai Weili Mould & Plastic Co. Ltd - Palm Technology Co. Ltd - SDEC Technology Corp.- Shanghai Shengguan Electric Technology Co. Ltd (SGET) - Shenzhen ETOP LCD Co. Ltd - Shenzhen G&P Electronics Technology Co. Ltd- Shenzhen Hami Ind. Co. Ltd - Shenzhen Microdigital Technology Co. Ltd - Shenzhen Shijinglian Ind. Co. Ltd - Shenzhen Shunda Digital Information Co. Ltd - Shenzhen Techline Co. Ltd - Shenzhen Uptech Electronics Co. Ltd - Wanxin Image Inc. - Winpex Technology Inc. - Xiamen Precise Display Co. Ltd

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