iSupply reports Samsung held on to the to spot in the global LCD TV market in Q2 2009 with a marketshare of 18.5 percent. Global LCD TV sales rose to 30.7 million units in the quarter, up 14.1 percent from 26.9 million in the first. The second biggest LCD TV maker was LG Electronics with a marketshare of 11.5 percent, trailed by Sharp with 9.6 percent, Sony with 9.1 percent and Philips with 6.5 percent.
Samsung's worldwide LCD-TV shipments for the second quarter amounted to 5.7 million units, up 12 percent from the first quarter, iSuppli said. It was the largest unit increase of all LCD-TV brands during the quarter, according to the firm.
The 12 percent growth gave Samsung a market share of 18.5 percent, iSuppli said.
"Samsung in the second quarter was very aggressive in introducing and marketing LCD-TVs that featured LED backlights," said Riddhi Patel, iSuppli's principal television analyst, in a statement. "This put Samsung at the forefront of this fast-growing technology trend, helping to boost the company's sales during the period."