FPDs

Display size has become an integral part of the TV-viewing experience, with the discerning consumers buying sets with screens that are larger than 55-inch.

FPDs

Panel makers are investing heavily in production sites for OLED panels, anticipating growth in demand from television and smartphone makers. They are realizing that profitability from LCD displays may eventually erode, and are therefore betting on OLED displays.

As 4k gains momentum, panel makers are already looking ahead and starting to add 8K resolution to their roadmaps and product plans.

FPDs

Smart TVs have gained traction over the past few years all over the world. With the change in technology, these TVs are becoming as suitable as personal computers when it comes to web browsing as well as Internet and video browsing.

LCD TV Panels

Restructuring of older display fabs, migration to larger-sized LCD TV panels, and business strategy adjustments are some of the factors prompting LCD TV panel manufacturers to set a conservative shipment goal of 258.4 million units in 2017, a 1.2 percent decline from 2016, according to IHS Markit.