Will LCD achieve total dominance?
Nov 12, 2003
The topic of whether or not LCD will achieve total dominance generated a lively debate at DisplayForum 2003. While there are some applications which LCD is unlikely to conquer, it appears that it is close to achieving dominance in others. Some of the arguments presented during the conference, which was organised by Meko and DisplaySearch from 15-17 October in the Netherlands included:LCDs are forecast to have 66% of the total worldwide display market by 2007; 94% of the desktop monitor market by revenue, and 41% of the TV market by revenue by 2007. (source: DisplaySearch)TI claims DLP is better positioned that LCDs for projectors and they expect to achieve a majority of the projector market by 2005. Hitachi claims PDPs offer better picture quality than LCDs above 32".OLEDs have the benefit of thinness and brightness and have begun to appear in applications where small size is important. In certain applications they can compete well with LCD. (Source: Eastman Kodak).According to Bob Raikes, Managing Director of Meko, "This was the second DisplayForum conference and we were delighted with the response from delegates, speakers and sponsors who all contributed to a highly successful event. There was a real buzz about the potential for Advanced TV, whichever technology it was based on. We are now very positive about planning next year's event."There was a total of six analysts, three from DisplaySearch, one from Meko, Bill Coggshall of PMA and Jon Peddie of JPR, plus 25 speakers over 3 days, representing the leading companies from the display market. Delegates were able to take away a wealth of relevant and detailed data, as well as meeting with industry suppliers at the accompanying exhibition.Source: PCBnewsline