Ultra HD TV panel shipments expected to reach 10 million in 2014
Tony Huang, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei [Monday 14 January 2013]
Shipments for Ultra HD (3840 by 2160) TV panels sized 32-inch and above are expected to reach 3.83 million units in 2013 followed by a drastic increase in 2014 to 10 million units, according to Digitimes Research.
Innolux tackles Ultra HD TV panel orders from Japan- and China-based TV vendors
Rebecca Kuo, Tainan; Alex Wolfgram, DIGITIMES [Thursday 24 January 2013]
The sources said that Innolux's 50-inch and above size Ultra HD TV panels are becoming increasingly popular in the market and that their shipments are expected to increase throughout all of 2013 as the company is reportedly working on low-cost solutions for its Ultra HD products.
Innolux is set to ship approximately two million Ultra HD TV panels in the first quarter of 2013 and expects that its Ultra HD TV panel shipment proportion will increase from 5% during the time period followed by 10%, 20% and 30% in the second, third and fourth quarters, respectively, added the sources.
But what stood out the most to me was how many 4K TVs there were at the show. It wasn't just the usual suspects; Hisense and TCL, Chinese companies that most Americans haven't even heard of but which are big Asian TV makers, also had impressive UHD displays, as did Haier, Vizio, and Westinghouse.
I think I saw at least 20 different vendors on the show floor, and guess what?—they all looked wonderful.
Westinghouse certainly gets credit for being the most aggressive on price. It plans to have a 50-inch 4K set at $2,500 and a 65-inch set for $4,000, all by the end of the first quarter.
To me, the story of the show is how 4K TV looks like it will be widely available this year and at much more reasonable prices, especially by the holiday season.