November Large Panel Shipments up 5% YoY

A total of 22.3 million large panels were shipped in November, 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 5.2%. The total number of panels shipped so far this year from Taiwan was 239.8 million, a 2% increase from the same period of 2013 when 234.9 million large panels were shipped. Chunghwa Picture Tubes reported a 63.8% sequential increase in large panel shipments in November, while AU Optronics, whose main focus is still on large panel shipments, saw shipments drop over 6% from October. For individual company reports, see Company News in this issue.