2010-2012 Tablet PC Market Analysis from ISuppli

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According to the small and medium-sized displayer market tracking reports of HIS iSuppli, the shipments of 2011 Tablet PC market are 81.3 million PCs sharply increasing by 408% compared with 16 million PCs in 2010.

According to the small and medium-sized displayer market tracking reports of HIS iSuppli,Guest Posting the shipments of 2011 Tablet PCmarket are 81.3 million PCs sharply increasing by 408% compared with 16 million PCs in 2010.

LG and Samsung displayer, two South Korean electronics giants, occupy more than8% market shares in the whole tablet device displayer market. LG occupies 46% and Samsung occupies 35%.

The remaining 19% market is shared by six suppliers including three manufacturers in Taiwan, 7% of CMO, 4% of CPT and 1% of E Ink, two mainland manufacturers, 3% of BOE and 1% of TIANMA and one Japanese factory, 3% of Japan's Hitachi displays.

In 2010, the Tablet PC rises along with the releasing of iPad by Apple. At that time, LG became the largest table PC displayer market panel supplier with the market shares of 67%, Samsung was secondly listed and the remaining 2% shares were produced by Prim View International.

Market will grow 78% in 2012iSuppli anticipates that the shipments of flat pane in 2012 will reach 144.5 million, up 78 percent compared with 81.3 million in 2011.

In 2012, LG and Samsung will continue to maintain their leading position in Tablet PC panel market since these two manufacturers' end-customer products can be described as well-known, such as Apple iPad, Amazon Kindle Fire, Barnes & Noble Nook and RIM PlayBook.

9.x will still be the mainstream and 7.x shares will increaseFor flat panel sizes, 9.x inches occupy largest with 68% shares mainly because of Apple iPad's hot selling. However, 7.x inches this year will be even more popular, especially if Apple introuduces the 7.x-inch iPad which product will be complete with the already listed 7.x inches flat-panel like Kindle and Nook.

The 7.x inches market shares will rise to 36% this year, but 9.x inches panel shares will fall from 68% to 56%.Panel supply chain this year will be more diversified and the supplier will also be involved in the field of high-end and low-end flat panels. The market will also become more diverse. New manufacturers like Japan's Sharp Corp, Japan Display, and Taiwan's AU Optronics will join in the suppliers. But more panel suppliers' joining in displayer field will lead to intensifying competition.

IHS iSuppli believes that the increased competition helps to reduce the cost of the OEM manufacturers and thereby increase demand and help maintain the growth of the flat panel market.

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