Global shipments for smartphone-use touch panels will reach 369.49 million units in second-quarter 2016, increasing 11% sequentially and 6.2% on year. Touch panel shipments for notebooks and 11-inch and above tablets will reach 6.339 million units, gowing 2.5% sequentially and 78.1% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
For tablets under 11-inch, touch panel shipments will reach 44.480 million globally in the second quarter, decreasing 3.5% sequentially and 11.2% on year, Digitimes Research indicated.
Taiwan-based makers will ship 17.056 million touch panels for smartphones, 6.283 million units for below 11-inch tablets and 2.836 million units for notebooks and 11-inch and above tablets in the quarter.
Of the smartphone-use touch panels shipped by Taiwan makers, 37.8% will be film-based capacitive models, 36% on-cell ones, 21.1% OGS (one glass solution) and 5.1% GG (glass/glass). Film-based capacitive models will account for 46.7% of the touch panels for below 11-inch tablets, GG 42%, on-cell 9.1% and OGS 2.2%.
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