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[GreenYes] LCD surpasses CRT in global TV market for first time (4thQ 2007)


A lot of Americans will be surprised this just happened in 4Q07.  The % of dollar sales has been higher for a longer period.  But CRTs are still being made.  Part of the well-publicized closure of Samsung CRT furnace in Europe, LG furnace in Brazil, Asahi in Taiwan actually had to do with the spike in Chinese CRT manufacturing as much as the loss of margins to LCD.
 
LCD surpasses CRT in global TV market for first time
Original date: 2008/2/20
Translator: Greg Wu

Global TV shipments grew 21% on quarter and 5% on year to 60.8 million units, which brought 2007 total shipments to almost 200 million units worldwide. For the full year in 2007, TV revenues exceeded US$100 billion for the first time, with revenues in the fourth quarter of 2007 climbing 10% on year and 26% on quarter to a record US$32.9 billion.




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