Shipments of mobile phone displays surge

Posted by Wolfgang Gruener

Manufacturers of cellphones purchased significantly more LCDs for their products in Q2 2006 than in the same timeframe last year. According to Displaysearch, $275.3 million main displays and 60.7 million sub-displays were shipped during Q2 - which translates into a 32% increase in shipments year-over-year.

A-Si TFT LCD devices remain the most popular cellphone display technology with a market share of 37.8%. The TFTs are followed by CSTN displays (30.4%), LTPS TFTs (15.9%) and MSTN devices (15.5%). OLEDs are hovering around 0.3%.

Samsung was the largest display supplier with 44.9 million screens shipped and a market share of 16.3%. Philips, ranked #2, shipped 32.1 million displays and Sanyo Epson was able to sell 30.5 million units.