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Variable LCD equipment sales to pick up by 2012

Posted: 11 Jul 2011     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:LCD  market  sales 

The Information Network says that the variable sales for the TFT-LCD equipment market is expected to pick up 39 per cent in 2012. Sales in TFT-LCD equipment which fell 32 per cent in 2009 and grew 51 per cent in 2010, is forecast to increase 4 per cent this year, according to a report published by The Information Network.

"At the end of 2010 we saw utilisation rates above 90 per cent for all TFT-LCD manufacturing and nearly 95 per cent for G6 and above plants—a driver for increased capex and equipment purchases in 2010. The 51 per cent growth is the greatest since 2004," said Robert Castellano, president of The Information Network.

Sales of the array processing equipment were in response to the resurgence in purchases of TVs, notebooks and desktops following the global economic recession in 2009. Korea led in capex spending from LG Display and Samsung.

Y-o-Y LCD equipment market changes

The report also found that large-size TFT-LCD panel shipments increased 25.6 per cent from 52.83 crore units in 2009 to 66.37 crore units in 2010. The market will grow to 130 crore units in 2013 on the strength of notebook sales.

TFT-LCD panel shipments

For the past five years, Ulvac has been leading the LCD equipment market. However, the company's market share dropped from 28.5 per cent in 2009 to 20.5 per cent in 2010. Applied Materials/AKT is the only non-Japanese manufacturer among the top LCD equipment suppliers. With revenues of Rs.3,571.43 crore ($800 million), Applied Materials ranked #2 in 2010, moving up two places from #4 in 2009.

Top LCD equipment suppliers

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