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Passive 3D TV competes with shutter glass technology

Post Time:Apr 02,2013Classify:Industry NewsView:409

The more established shutter glass 3D technology now faces competition from the film patterned retarder technology as the demand for 3D TV rises, notes NPD DisplaySearch.

According to the NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly Display Optical Film Report, demand for 3D patterned retarder (3D PR) film is forecast to grow 104 per cent Y/Y in Q4'12 and reach 3.4 crore units in 2013.

"Despite the fact that 3D TV has not grown as fast as many in the industry expected, the penetration rate is still growing steadily. Nearly 30 per cent of LCD TV panels shipped in 2013 will be 3D-capable," noted Yoonsung Chung, Director of Large-Area Displays and FPD Materials Research for NPD DisplaySearch. "3D PR film reportedly minimises eye fatigue, and demand for 3D PR is growing at a much faster pace. It is forecast to account for 48 per cent of total 3D TV panel shipments in 2013, up from 39 per cent in 2011."

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Competition intensifies among 3D pattered retarder film suppliers

LG Chemical has LED in 3D PR film shipments for nine consecutive quarters, accounting for 96 per cent of global shipments in Q3'12. LG Display was the dominant producer of 3D PR panels for TVs and the only supplier of 3D PR monitor and notebook panels in 2012. LG Chemical supplies 3D PR panels to AUO and BOE. However, DNP is also competing in the 3D PR film market and took a 20 per cent share of LG Display's 3D PR film demand for TV panels in Q3'12.

Chung added, "The competition among 3D PR film manufacturers is expected to intensify, as film manufacturers look to compete. Chinese panel makers such as CEC-Panda and China Star are starting to produce 3D PR TV panels, and LG Display is expanding production of 60inch+ panels in 2013—potentially joined by Sharp. Demand for 3D PR film is anticipated to rise, which will draw in other film manufacturers as well." Panel buyers, film makers, and product planners will need to closely follow the optical film technology and market trends to stay competitive.

Source: http://www.eetindia.co.in/ART_8800683411_1800007_NAuthor: shangyi

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