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Samsung becomes top TV supplier, says DisplaySearch

Posted: 22 Aug 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:television? tv? samsung? flat-panel tv? lcd tv?

Korea-based Samsung Electronics overtook Japan-based Sony Corp. as the leading global supplier of TVs on a revenue basis in the second quarter, according to market research firm DisplaySearch Inc.

Samsung captured 9.9 percent of total TV market sales of $17.3 billion, up from 8.2 percent the previous quarter, while Panasonic was runner-up with a 9.7 percent share. Longtime leader Sony saw its market share decline from 11.6 to 8.8 percent sequentially, falling into third place.

On a unit basis, Samsung captured 9.0 percent of sales, runner up behind Korean rival LG Electronics whose share was 9.8 percent. TTE, the previous market leader in unit sales, saw its share fall from 8.1 to 7.5 percent sequentially.

Flat-panel TVs continued their robust growth, with unit sales rising 26 percent sequentially to 5.13 million units. Their share of total TV unit sales increased from 9 to 13 percent sequentially.

DisplaySearch said rising flat-panel TV shipments were led by liquid crystal display (LCD) based TVs, whose shipments rose 27 percent sequentially to slightly over 4 million units. Plasma TV sales were also strong, while CRT sales continued to decline.

- Spencer Chin

EE Times




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