Mini-tablet demand fuels doubling of tablet display shipments in Q1, says IHS
Demand for mini-tablets fueled a doubling of tablet display shipments in the first quarter from the year-ago quarter, according to the latest stats from IHS.
Global shipments of tablet touch-screen displays reached 45.2 million in the first quarter, compared with 21.3 million in the first quarter of 2012.
TPK led the way with a 29 percent marketshare of the tablet touch-screen display market, followed by Iljin Display with 15.5 percent market share and Foxconn's GIS with 1.3 percent market share.
IHS also found that the average selling price of tablet touch-screen panel modules is falling. Average pricing of 7-inch tablet touch panels fell to $15.60 in the first quarter of 2013, down a sharp 16 percent from $18.60 in the year-ago quarter.
Pricing for 7-inch touch panels dropped by 7.5 percent from $15.60 in the fourth quarter, IHS noted.
- check out the IHS release