Coretronic Expects Monitor BLU Growth and Tablet Fall

Sources at Coretronic say that the company expects its shipments of backlight units to rise 10% YoY in 2015. Total shipments last year were just under 93 million units: a 20% YoY increase. Q4 shipments were down 11% QoQ, to 23.5 million, of which 6% were TV backlights, 25% were for monitors, 33% for notebooks and 32% for tablets. TVs and notebooks are expected to be the main applications this year. Coretronic has forecast 5% growth for monitor applications and 30% for notebooks, while tablets are expected to slip between 10% and 15%.