Shipments of TVs worldwide will grow 15 percent this year after rising only 2 percent lat year, while LCD shipments alone will just 29 percent this year. That's according to figures released Tuesday by research firm DisplaySearch.
DisplaySearch's Quarterly Advanced Global TV Shipments study predicted that LCD shipments will reach 188 million globally this year, and will jump to 260 million by 2014. LED models are also seen as a larger piece of the LCD picture.
“Most of the top LCD TV brands are strongly emphasizing LED technology in an attempt to offset declining profits and prices for CCFL-backlit models,” Hisakazu Torii, VP of TV Market Research for DisplaySearch, said as part of the announcement. “This has led to a shortage of critical LED backlight components, and the lofty goals for LED penetration in 2010 have been tempered somewhat by the reality of supply constraints.”