A total of 22.7 million large panels were shipped in September, from Taiwan’s four major panel manufacturers. This was just under 1% lower than the previous month but represented a year on year improvement of 4.3%. The total number of panels shipped so far this year from Taiwan was 194.9 million, a very slight increase from the same period of 2013 when 193.9 million large panels were shipped. AU Optronics and Innolux Display, whose main focus is still on large panel shipments, both reported a 1.3% drop in shipments sequentially. For individual company reports, see Company News in this issue.