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Large-sized panel shipments up 1.5% MoM to 71.1 m. in Oct.: WitsView.

Taipei, Nov. 22, 2012 (CENS) -- Global shipments of large-sized (larger than 10-inch) thin film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels grew by 1.5% month-on-month (MoM) to 71.05 million units, according to WitsView, the panel research division of TrendFroce.

Benefiting from subsidies for energy-saving products in China and emerging year-end demand in the U.S. and Europe, the LCD TV panel monthly shipments hit a new high.

In addition to increasing demand from Chinese TV brands, whose exports have been increasing clearly in the fourth quarter, year-end TV promotional campaigns in the U.S. and Europe are expected to stir up purchase willingness, raising TV-panel shipments by 1.4% MoM in October to 21.5 million units, a new record high.

The monitor panel shipment grew 1.6% MoM to 15.45 million units in October. Shipments of notebook PC panels above 12.1-inch declined by 17.6% MoM to 14.25 million units, due to main clients' account settling and inventory adjustments after a procurement surge in the third quarter. Shipments of tablet PC panels increased 24.2% MoM to 17.69 million units, driven by improved panel production yield rate and surging iPad mini panel shipments (which exceeded 2.2 million units in the month). Netbook-panel shipments amounted to 2.17 million units, a 4% MoM increase.

Sales promotions in North America for Black Friday has fueled demand for over-50-inch large-size TVs. WitsView's research manager Jeffy Chen indicated that global shipment proportion of above-50-inch TV panels exceeded 10% in October, from 5.3%, 7%, and 9.4% in the first three quarters, respectively. That, according to Chen, is clear evidence that brand vendors' low-price strategy has lifted market acceptance of large-size TV models.
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Title Annotation:month-on-month
Author:Liang, Quincy
Publication:The Taiwan Economic News
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Geographic Code:9TAIW
Date:Nov 22, 2012
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