3D LCD Panel Shipments Jumped in Third Quarter
3D LCD TV panel shipments rose 27 percent in the third quarter from the quarter before, according to statistics released Tuesday by NPD’s DisplaySearch.
According to NPD’s Quarterly Large-Area TFT LCD Shipment Report – Advanced LED + 3D, shipments of the panels reached 6.6 million in the quarter. The industry is expecting a 30 percent rise for the fourth quarter.
“The TFT LCD industry has been in oversupply for six consecutive quarters, which has influenced the price premium for 3D panels,” DisplaySearch’s David Hsieh said as part of the announcement. “While there are still many questions about the lack of 3D content and services, as well as end-users’ needs, LCD TV panel makers have been strongly promoting 3D through lower prices and the introduction of new, cost-effective technologies,”