Global panel sales in Sept. hit monthly high of US$8.5 billion
October 23, 2012, 11:18 am TWN
TAIPEI -- Global panel sales for September hit the highest monthly figure of the year on the back of strong demand partly boosted by China's weeklong national holiday that ended earlier this month, market researcher DisplaySearch said yesterday.
Revenues of panels worldwide reached US$8.5 billion in September, up 5 percent from a month earlier and 13 percent annually.
Global shipments of LCD TV panels in September rose 4 percent from a month earlier to 21.5 million units, while shipments of panels for computer monitors edged up 1 percent to 15.6 million units, the market researcher said.
Meanwhile, worldwide shipments of panels for cellphones in September rose 8 percent from a month earlier to 31.9 million units, which represented an annual increase of 22 percent, it said.