In 2013, Sony's TV-panel procurement ratio from Samsung was about 48.5%, and from LGD about 16%, or a total of 65% from Korean suppliers; compared to AUO's 25%, Innolux's 6.5%, and Sharp of Japan's 4%. Sharp shipped 60- and 70-inch extra-large panels to Sony mainly through Hon Hai, the major contract assembler of Sony TVs and the parent of Innolux.
This year, Sony's TV-panel procurements from Samsung, LGD, and AUO are expected to be 35%-38%, 20% and 30%, respectively. Sony's total TV-panel procurements from Taiwan are expected to be 5.5 million units, including high-end products such as 4K2K and curved panels.
By: Quincy Liang read more : http://global.ofweek.com/news/Sony-to-expand-TV-panel-procurement-from-AUO-8919