1m 4K sets shipped
According to the large-sized panel shipment survey by WitsView, the display research division of TrendForce, for August 2013 shows 70.11 million units, up 11 per cent on July.
At the 2013 Germany IFA, 4K TVs were hot products displayed by all brands. In H1 2013, Japanese brands such as Sony and Toshiba showcased the 4K TVs of 55”, 65”, and 84”, while Korean and Chinese brands revealed the 4K TVs of 55”and above.
WitsView’s research manager Jeffy Chen indicates that as Chinese brands held a strongly growing demand for 4K TVs, the 4K TV panel shipment jumped to 0.38 million units in one single month, rising 47 per cent from the previous month. As a result, through the end of August, the 4K TV panel shipment came to 1.22 million units, officially surpassing the benchmark of one million units.
Among the panel makers, Innolux had an aggressive strategic deployment on 4K TV panel products, enjoying a 55 per cent market share, and when combined with AUO, Taiwanese panel makers have successfully gained nearly 80 per cent of the market.