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Digitimes Research: Taiwan LCD TV shipments in 1Q15 lowest since 2010
Tom Lo, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei

Taiwan makers' shipments of LCD TVs reached 7.48 million in the first quarter of 2015, down over 30% on quarter and the lowest since the first quarter of 2010, according to Digitimes Research.

The makers' shipment proportion to North America decreased from 52.1% in the fourth quarter of 2014 to 43% in the first quarter as orders in the area declined and because Foxconn Electronics saw a surge of orders to Mexico-based customers, causing its proportion of North America-based customers to drop.

TPV, Foxconn and Wistron were the top makers during the first quarter, with Foxconn and TPV both surpassing the one million mark, and Wistron saw relatively lower shipments as it relied on US-based customers. Compal and Amtran meanwhile held 6.7% and 4.3% overall shipment shares.

Shipments are expected to pick up in the second quarter, rising over 20% in quarter to around nine million units, as orders from Mexico-based customers are expected to grow. China-based customers Xiaomi and LeTV will also increase orders to Taiwan makers while Compal will receive increased orders from Korea-based makers, Digitimes Research said.

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