LCD Shipments Hit All-Time High

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Austin, Texas — LCD monitor shipments hit an all time high in the third quarter with 34.6 million units shipped worldwide, according to DisplaySearch.

The LCD market grew 21.9 percent year-over-year and 16.3 percent from the previous quarter. Worldwide revenues grew as well from the second quarter, jumping 7.4 percent to $9.4 billion; however, the vast majority of this growth took place outside the North American market, which saw quarterly sequential growth nudge up just 2 percent.

The areas in North America that did grow were 19W-inch and 20W-inch models. The 19W-inch models grew by 129 percent in the quarter, doubling its market share to 8.1 percent, while the 20W-inch increased 23 percent. Unit growth in the 4:3 aspect ratio 17-inch and 19-inch categories grew 12 percent and 11 percent, respectively, but their market share remained basically flat. The 15-inch models saw no growth during the third quarter, and DisplaySearch expects the 19W-inch models to outsell the 15-inch LCDs for the first time during the 2006 fourth quarter.

Third quarter's five best selling LCD monitor categories by size/resolution.


Size/Resolution


Q2'06 Share


Q3'06 Share


Q2/Q3 Unit Growth


17" SXGA


52.7%


50.8%


12%


19" SXGA


25.7%


24.6%


11%


15" XGA


11.8%


10.1%


0 %


19" Wide


4.1%


8.1%


129%


20" Wide


2.1%


2.2%


23%

Source: DisplaySearch

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