Worldwide shipments of liquid crystal displays will probably rise 38 percent in the second quarter, led by demand for TVs that use the flat panels, market researcher DisplaySearch said.
Shipments of LCD panels measuring more than 10-inches diagonally will increase to about 46.99 million in the three months ending June 30 from 34.18 million a year earlier, the Texas-based researcher said in a report yesterday.
LG.Philips LCD Co, which overtook Samsung Electronics Co in the first quarter as the world's biggest LCD maker, will probably retain its top spot, according to the report.
Shipments of LCDs used in TVs will probably rise 83 percent to 5.28 million units, and panels for monitors will gain 37 percent to 26.68 million units. Panels for notebook computers are expected to rise 26 percent to 13.42 million units.
South Korea-based Samsung will probably be the world's second-biggest LCD maker in the quarter, followed by Taiwan's AU Optronics Corp (
LCD shipments by value are expected to fall 10 percent in the quarter from a year earlier, the report showed.
On Tuesday, DisplaySearch said in another report that worldwide shipments of LCD TVs more than doubled in the first quarter, led by demand in China and Europe.