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Display devices shipments pick up over Q2 '02

Posted: 18 Sep 2002 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:lcd? display? mobile phone? pda? automotive monitor?

Shipments of small/medium-scale displays have increased in the mobile phone, PDA, automotive monitor, video camera, and digital still camera (DSC) markets in Q2 of this year, driven by significant shifts in supplier rankings over that period, said DisplaySearch in its recently published Q3 '02 "Quarterly Small/Medium LCD Shipment and Forecast Report."

In Q2 '02, DisplaySearch said that Samsung SDI has replaced Epson as the leader in mobile phone displays, Epson replaced Picvue as the leader in PDA displays, TMDisplay (the merger of Toshiba's and Matsushita's display operations) surpassed Sharp as the leader in automotive monitors, and Sony replaced Casio as the leader in the digital still camera display market.

According to the FPD market research and consulting firm, there were also changes in leadership in display procurement in automotive monitors and digital still cameras. In the automotive monitor market, Panasonic was replaced by Fujitusu-TEN as top OEM in Q2 '02. In the DSC market, Sony overtook Fujifilm as the number one DSC brand in this year's Q2, with Fujifilm dropping to the fourth slot behind Olympus and Canon.

Meanwhile, Nokia maintained its position as the leading mobile phone maker in Q2, with Motorola and Samsung holding the second and third positions, respectively. In the PDA segment, Palm held on to the top position despite a decrease in Q2, and the combination of HP and Compaq resulted in a 16.9 percent share versus a combined 15.4 percent in Q1. Sony remained the number one video camera brand.

In general, display shipments in all small/medium markets rose by 20.3 percent Y/Y to 114.4 million units in Q2. Correspondingly, revenues increased by 15.1 percent Y/Y in Q2 to $1.4 billion. Further, the PDA and DSC markets experienced the fastest Y/Y unit growth at over 40 percent with display revenues up by 46 percent for PDAs and 17 percent for DSCs.

DisplaySearch forecasts that growth will continue through the remainder of the year with total units up 22 percent and 8 percent Y/Y in Q3 and Q4 this year, respectively. Revenues are expected to grow even faster in the remainder of the year up to 32 percent in Q3, and 38 percent Y/Y Q4. The anticipated growth is a function of the recovery in the mobile phone market and a shift from monochrome to color displays.

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