TV Panels Get Bigger and More Feature-Rich

Sources at Innolux and AUO expect UltraHD TV panels to represent more than 30% of 50″+ LCD units shipped this year – a trend seen in December. Innolux also expects its wide colour gamut TV panels, which had a penetration of <5% in Q4’14, to reach 15% – 20% in Q1’15. The average size of TV panels shipped by Innolux will climb 1″ – 1.5″ this year, while smartphone panels will climb by 0.1″. AUO, meanwhile, expects to ship more than 5 million curved TV panels (up from 1 million in 2014), said the sources. The majority will be 50″, 55″ and 65″.