CRT makers fight back in battle for TV market
Aug 23, 2004
While LCD and PDP makers think that the battle for the European TV market is over, CRT-based TVs are still by far the biggest sellers and the CRT makers are still fighting!
At the DisplayForum conference, to be held in Den Haag, the Netherlands, on 22nd and 23rd September, LG.Philips Displays will demonstrate their new shallow depth CRT for TVs which is now available for evaluation by TV set makers. This news comes just as Samsung SDI has announced its own plans for short depth CRT technology. Siegfried Trinker, Director Corporate Strategy at LG.Philips Displays, the world's largest CRT maker, will talk at the conference about the future for CRT-based TV.
The managing director of Meko, Bob Raikes, said, "Despite the excitement surrounding flat panel LCD and PDP TVs, our forecasts still show CRT as the dominant technology for TV in Europe for years to come. Even in 2007 we see CRTs outselling flat panel TVs by around of three to one". Along with DisplaySearch of the US and Asia, Meko is the organiser of the DisplayForum conference.
Flat panel TV makers still have work to do to match the performance of CRT-TVs and Jumpei Nakamura from the Japan Picture Quality & Technology Laboratory, a recognised authority on image quality on TV, will highlight what needs to be done still.
LCD and PDP makers will be represented, with Samsung, the event's gold sponsor, LG.Philips LCD and AU Optronics, the three largest LCD makers in the world, all planning to show their latest TV panels in the exhibition area attached to the conference. Sony's head of TV marketing in Europe, Andreas Ditter, will explain how the panel technologies fit in with the plans of TV set makers. In addition, broadcast industry-honoured expert Dr George Waters of the International Academy of Broadcasting will set out the path to HDTV in Europe.
The conference will also cover the whole spectrum of display markets and technologies with sessions on information displays, small displays and OLEDs, computer monitors, notebook PCs and separate tracks on display making and on channel issues.
Sessions include one dedicated to the hot topic of duty on computer monitors.
Speakers at the conference will be from Arete Research LLP, ASIG Quality Services GmbH, AU Optronics Corporation, Cambridge Display Technology Ltd, Canalys.Com Ltd, CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets, Covion Organic Semiconductors GmbH, DisplaySearch, Dow Corning Ltd, HP, Iiyama International Ltd, International Academy of Broadcasting, Japan Picture Quality & Technology Laboratory, JCW Associates, LG.Philips Displays, LG.Philips LCD Europe, NEC-Mitsubishi Electronics Display-Europe GmbH, Nemoptic, Ntera Ltd, Philips Semiconductors, PricewaterhouseCoopers Belastingadviseurs NV, Screen Technology Ltd, Sony TV Marketing Europe, Universal Display Corporation and Vitex Systems.
Details of the conference are at http://www.displayforum.com