Taiwan makers' LCD TV shipments reached 10.86 million in the fourth quarter of 2014, the first time they broke the 10 million mark since the first quarter of 2012, according to Digitimes Research.
The amount is a 19.4% on-quarter increase and a 14.2% on-year increase. Total shipments for the makers in 2014 amounted to 36.14 million, up from 34.13 million in 2013.
Taiwan makers held over a 50% share in LCD TVs shipped to North America in the fourth quarter and Foxconn Electronics saw major increases in shipments to the Mexico market. The makers' shipment proportion to Europe-based customers also increased.
TVs sized 50-inch and above made up a larger portion of the makers' shipments during the fourth quarter while 32-inch units dropped below a 20% proportion.
TPV, Foxconn and Wistron were the top three makers throughout the fourth quarter, with Wistron responsible for most TV supply to Vizio for Black Friday sales events.
Looking to the first quarter of 2015, the makers' shipments are expected to drop about 20% on quarter to 8.38 million but grow 11% on year, according to Digitimes Research.