Taiwan’s LCD Makers Move to 3D

By April 27, 2010March 24th, 2020Newswires

Taiwan’s LCD Makers Move to 3D

AU Optronics, Chimei and Chunghwa Seek to Boost Their Value in TV Supply Chain Amid Tightening Margins

TAIPEI—Taiwan’s display makers are gearing up to develop panels capable of three-dimensional images as interest in the technology builds along with growth in volume, likely driving down prices.

The island’s liquid-crystal-display makers, including AU Optronics Corp., Chimei Innolux Corp. and Chunghwa Picture Tubes Ltd., have fallen behind their Korean and Japanese rivals in upgrading their panel production technologies over the past few years. But the Taiwan companies are shifting focus to 3D panels, looking to boost their value in the TV supply chain, where margins are tightening due to falling set prices.

As flat-panel makers ramp up production of 3D panels and shipments of these panels increase, their average selling prices could fall 5% by the end of this year, and as much as 10% in 2011, said Jason Yang, an analyst at market research firm Digitimes Inc.

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