Earlier this week DigiTimes wrote that demand for 20" widescreen LCD panels is picking up now that Apple and Dell have added new 20" LCD displays to their lineup:
Currently, sales of 22-inch LCD monitors are better than those for 20-inch widescreen models in the market as the number of 22-inch LCD monitor suppliers is larger than that of 20-inch, noted the sources, adding that most PC vendors are bundling 19-inch and 22-inch widescreen monitors.
22-inch monitors are expected to be the next mainstream model in the widescreen market which is currently dominated by the 19-inch segment, the sources added.
AU Optronics (AUO), LG.Philips LCD and Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) are expected to benefit from the push by LCD monitor vendors as they are the three major suppliers of 20-inch widescreen panels with AUO having the largest output, said the sources.
China-based SVA-NEC Liquid Crystal Display (SVA-NEC) and Taiwan's HannStar Display, Innolux Display and Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO) are focusing on 19- and 22-inch monitor panel production while Samsung Electronics is only producing small volumes of 20-inch widescreen panels. China's BOE Optoelectronics Technology (BOE OT) is only producing 19-inch panels within its widescreen panel production at present.