Taipei, Thursday, September 21, 2017 00:57 (GMT+8)
partly cloudy
Taipei
30°C
Digitimes Research: Taiwan LCD driver IC revenues up over 10% in 2013
Tony Huang, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei [Wednesday 18 December 2013]

Taiwan-based LCD driver IC makers as a whole will ramp up their revenues in 2013 for the second straight year, with the combined figures for the year reaching NT$87.74 billion (US$2.96 billion), up 10.7% from a year earlier, according to Digitimes Research.

For the fourth quarter of 2013, revenues of six major LCD driver IC players will dip 6.8% sequentially and 5% on year due to decreased demand for large-size driver IC parts as well as slow sales of small-size driver ICs to the handset sector affected by seasonality, Digitimes Research said.

While most vendors have been strengthening their deployments on small-size driver IC applications for sustaining growth, Himax Technologies has designated its efforts to develop driver IC parts for smartphone applications and will see sales of its smartphone application shipments soar 67.6% on year in 2013.

With regard to the business outlook for 2014, demand for driver ICs for monitor and notebook applications will drift downward due to dwindling demand from end-market device makers, while shipments for tablet applications below 9-inch are expected to grow 27%.

With annual demand for smartphones expected to expand 29.8% in 2014, shipment growth for related driver ICs shipped to the handset sector will be higher than that for shipments of large-size IC parts, Digitimes Research added.

The rising popularity of Ultra HD TVs will ramp up demand for driver ICs from the TV sector; an increase of one percentage point in the penetration rate of the Ultra HD TVs in 2014 will be equivalent to an increase in demand for 85 million TV-use LCD driver ICs. Global shipments of driver ICs for TV applications totaled 2.36 billion units in 2013.

Realtime news
  • LPWAN offers two-way communications for data collection, remote control

    Mobile + telecom | 4h 42min ago

  • Taiwan foreign direct investment totals US$4.9 billion in January-August

    Bits + chips | 5h 54min ago

  • Taiwan August export order value increases

    Bits + chips | 6h 3min ago

  • Taiwan market: Optoma launches LED projector

    Displays | 6h 14min ago

  • EU sets new minimum prices for China PV imports

    Before Going to Press | 3h 50min ago

  • Google Play eyes opportunities from VR, AR, Chromebook

    Before Going to Press | 4h 45min ago

  • KYEC grabs testing orders for analog, PA chips from Murata

    Before Going to Press | 5h 33min ago

  • Innolux to expand 6G fab capacity

    Before Going to Press | 5h 43min ago

  • Japan, Korea, Taiwan among top-5 Google Play markets

    Before Going to Press | 5h 44min ago

  • DRAM bit growth to reach 19.6% in 2018, says DRAMeXchange

    Before Going to Press | 5h 48min ago

  • Tokyo Electron optimistic about etching equipment demand for 3D NAND, FinFET

    Before Going to Press | 6h ago

  • HTC in trading halt pending release of material information

    Before Going to Press | 6h 8min ago

  • TSMC to hold over 70% of PWM IC orders from Qualcomm

    Before Going to Press | 6h 9min ago

  • Taiwan August export order value increases

    Before Going to Press | 6h 15min ago

  • Taiwan foreign direct investment totals US$4.9 billion in January-August

    Before Going to Press | 6h 19min ago

Pause
 | 
View more
Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond
Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2020
Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond
  • China AMOLED panel capacity expansion forecast, 2016-2020

    This Digitimes Research Special Report examines the China AMOLED industry, focusing on the expansion capacity of the makers, the current implementation plans of major smartphone vendors in the market and the technological hurdles faced by the China makers.

  • Taiwan server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2017

    Digitimes Research estimates that revenues from sales of server motherboards, servers, storage systems and related network system equipment by Taiwan-based vendors reached NT$555.8 billion in 2016 and the amount is estimated to grow 5.9% on year in 2017.

  • Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond

    This Digitimes Special Report examines key factors in the notebook industry, including products, vendors and ODMs, that will affect total shipments in 2017 and through 2021.