LED-based displays to become more common

Posted on Monday, Oct 01 2007 @ 00:05 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
DigiTimes writes LCD panel makers in Taiwan and South-Korea are boosting their production capacity of 14.1", 15.4" and 17" widescreen LCD displays with LED-backlighting.
The move of the panel makers is preparation in line with a push by downstream vendors. Taiwan panel makers noted that Sony and Apple will increase their LED notebook shipment proportion to 20-30% in 2008 or 2009.

LG.Philips LCD and Toshiba Matsushita Display Technology (TMDisplay) both plan to launch 13.3-inch LED notebook panels in the second half of 2007 while Samsung has scheduled a 12.1- to 17-inch notebook panel lineup for 2007, according to Displaybank. AU Optronics (AUO) and Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO) have entered volume production of 12.1-inch and 13.3-/ 15.4-inch LED-based notebook panels, respectively, the research firm stated.

In addition, panel makers such as CMO, LG.Philips LCD, Samsung and TMDisplay are all shipping 14.1-inch LED-based panels, the sources added.
This year less than 5% of all notebooks features a LED-backlit display, by 2010 this should be about 40%.

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