Sigmanintell released its review of smartphone panel shipments and released its ranking. The company said that 940 million panels shipped, up 1.5% on the first half of 2016 and including 200 million OLED panels, up 12.6% on last year. Samsung took 98% of the OLED market.
In LCD, BOE was top ranked, with shipments of 160 million, well ahead of the rest. As we report in company news in this issue, (JDI Ponders How to Enter OLED Business) Sigmaintell believes that JDI will face big challenges in the future. Tianma is just behind JDI.
Foxconn owns Innolux, Century and Sharp so controls sales of 140 million which is close to BOE’s level.
The company expects more mergers and acquisitions as the industry evolves.