LED Share Seen Soaring
LED backlights are rising so much in popularity that 40 percent of LCD panels shipping in the fourth quarter of this year are expected to feature the technology, a number expected to reach 50 percent early next year. That's according to numbers released Wednesday by research firm DisplaySearch.
According to DisplaySearch's Quarterly LED Backlight Panel Shipment and Forecast Report, released Wednesday, Samsung and Sharp in particular will ship more LED TVs than CCFL panels by year's end.
“LCD TV panel prices fell quickly in Q3’10 due to oversupply and inventory adjustments downstream. However, LED panel prices are falling even faster than CCFL.” David Hsieh, Large-Area LCD Research Team Leader and Vice President of the Greater China Market for DisplaySearch, said as part of the announcement.