DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/x2dhhs/global_and) has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Display IC Industry Report, 2014-2015" report to their offering.
In the field of LCD driver IC and touch IC, two major acquisitions occurred in 2014. Synaptic took over the small and medium-sized driver IC business of Renesas; and FocalTech (the world's largest touch IC vendor by shipment) acquired Orise. Besides, the OGS touch giant Wintek went bankruptcy due to debt crisis.
Except 4K TV, LCD driver IC lacks highlights. Although the display resolution of mobile phones gets greatly improved, the ASP of LCD driver IC does not jump. After years of rapid growth, the mobile phone market has been saturated obviously, even the growth rate of smartphones has slowed considerably. Except first-tier brand vendors, second and third-tier brand vendors witness substantial decline in the mobile phone shipment.
In 2014, Chinese mobile phone market saw the first decline in the past 15 years, and the cumulative shipment decreased by 21.9% from 579 million in 2013 to 452 million, in which the shipment of handsets under domestic brands fell 23.3%. China's smartphone shipment amounted to 389 million in 2014, marking China was still the world's largest smartphone market, but this figure was 8.2% lower than 2013. The tablet PC shipment dropped for three consecutive quarters, and many Chinese small and medium-sized tablet PC vendors collapsed. The only bright spot is 4K TV. After experiencing the first replacement tide that LCD replaced CRT, the TV industry is confronted with the second wave of replacement. Larger screens, lower prices and more high-resolution program sources stimulate the TV market.
The report contains the following aspects:
- Development trends of LCD driver IC and touch IC
- Analysis on downstream markets of LCD driver IC and touch IC
- Analysis on LCD driver IC and touch IC Industries
- Study on 10 LCD driver IC vendors
- Study on 13 touch IC vendors and peripheral vendors
- Elan Microelectronics
- MStar Semiconductor
- SILICON WORKS
- Sili Microelectronics
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