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Nikkei Microdevices' 2006 report on flat panel display (FPD) industry includes: -Exclusive in-depth interviews with 28 top executives in the industry -Over 250 information-packed figures, tables and pictures -Proprietary intelligence not available anywhere else In 2006, competitive conditions in the flat panel display (FPD) industry will change significantly. The era in which competition was primarily based on increasing investment and glass substrate sizes is over. Henceforth, overall capability, including parts/material strategy and equipment strategy, will become the decisive factor. By 2010, parts and material costs will account for 80% of the total cost of large-size LCD panels, which will drive future market expansions; thus, parts and materials will make up most of the value addition in panels. Leading panel makers are starting to reinforce their cooperative relationships with parts and material makers, as well as with equipment makers.Norio Aoki Executive Director, Product Planning Headquarters General Manager Hitachi Displays pushes forward on ... The shift away from CRTs to flat-panel displays is full-blown. ... Analysts initially predicted that LCD TV sales would amount to 15 million units in 2005, but 17 million is more likely. ... The unique qualities of a panel must be clearly stated so that panel users can differentiate themselves.

Author:Shusuke Hayashi, Junpei Nakamura, Makoto Takahashi, Nobuo Karaki, Hideaki Asada, Hiroshi Haga, Tomoyuki Tachikawa, Kyuha Chung, Reiji Hattori, Reiji Asakura, Satofumi Koike, Susumu Tsujihara, Minsun Yoo, Norio Ikari, Tadashi Imai, Toshimasa Eguchi, Katsuji Takahashi, Mitsutaka Fujita, H. J. Park, C. H. Choi, S. M. Jeon, E. Y. Oh, I. J. Chung, Kazuhiro Nishiyama, Akihiko Iguchi, Koichi Oka
Publisher:InterLingua Publishing - 2006-01-01


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