South Korea dominates LCD market

And Samsung dominates South Korea

Survey A report by Japanese market research company TSR has said that two large chaebols (family concerns) are ahead of other players in production of TFT flat panels. Samsung and LG Electronic are the leaders, with the former holding 19 per cent worldwide, amounting to 1.84 million LCDs during the first half of 1999. LG has 15 per cent market share, managing to produce 1.5 million. Display Technology and Sharp were in third and fourth position in the league table, followed by NEC and Hitachi. There is currently a drought of LCD panels, as reported here earlier, with production unlikely to improve until next year. That will have an effect on the price of notebook PCs. ®

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