For those forum members following the plasma industry, you may find this press release of interest. It crossed my desk this morning.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AUSTIN, TEXAS, October 29th, 2001 - DisplaySearch, the worldwide leader in
FPD market research and consulting, revealed in the just released Plasma
Display Technology and Market Forecast section of its Alternative Display
Technology Report that the plasma display panel (PDP) market is poised for
rapid growth as prices begin to fall. DisplaySearch expects PDP costs to
fall an average of 26% per year between 2001 and 2005 through significant
reductions in material costs, larger substrates, process and equipment
improvements, innovative cell and electrode designs, lower depreciation
expenses and reduced labor costs as factories become more automated.
DisplaySearchâ€™s 120-page Plasma Display Technology and Market Forecast
section of its Alternative Display Technology Report explains the principles
of PDP operation, examines every manufacturing step in the PDP production
process, describes new process and device technologies which will help
reduce costs, profiles all suppliers, provides actual shipments by supplier
by size for 1999 and 2000 and forecasts shipments by application by size in
units and revenues through 2005 and by supplier through 2002.
DisplaySearchâ€™s Sam Matsuno, previously employed in the PDP market, recently
visited all major PDP producers to determine the current size and outlook
for the PDP market. The report reveals the following about the PDP market:
-Unit shipments rose 71% in 2000 and are expected to rise 178% in 2001 to
450,000 panels with capacity rising over 200% to over 1 million panels.
-Unit growth is expected to rise at an 88% CAGR from 2000 â€“ 2005 to 3.85
-The large-area TV market will account for much of the growth rising at a
132% CAGR vs. 59% for industrial applications to earn a 75% share of 2005
units, up from 27% in 2000.
-PDPs are expected to earn more than a 10% share of the Â³30â€ TV market in
-North America is expected to be the dominant region in the PDP TV market in
2005 with a 33% share while Europe leads the industrial market with a 30%
-PDP module revenues are expected to rise at a 53% CAGR to $4.4 billion in
-42â€ panels are expected to lead the market. Shipment data is provided for
10 different sizes.
-Noteworthy advances include the TERES energy recovery scheme developed by
Fujitsu Hitachi Plasma Inc. (FHP), and advanced barrier rib technology by a
host of companies.
DisplaySearch Director of Display Technology Pat Dunn evaluated the status
of PDP technology and determined that, â€œPDP technology in the areas of drive
electronics, cell structure, chipset integration, and addressing schemes are
in a state of flux, which is a good thing. The pace of development is
quickening and improvements are resulting in cost reductionsâ€.
The table of contents for this report can be viewed at -
The Plasma Display
Technology and Market Forecast section of the Alternative Display Technology
Report is available immediately for $2000. DisplaySearch authors more than
20 biweekly, monthly, quarterly and annual FPD-related publications in
addition to offering consulting services and hosting display conferences
worldwide. It will be co-sponsoring a market seminar in Korea on November
7th as part of FPD Expo Korea. For more information on any DisplaySearch
product or service, please contact DisplaySearch at TEL: 512-459-3126, FAX:
512-459-3127, email: [email protected]
or Web: www.displaysearch.com.