According to the latest report by the LEDinside research division of TrendForce, titled 2020 Global LED Video Wall Market Outlook – Meeting Room, Sales Channel and Price Trend, the demand for displays with high resolution and HDR capabilities has skyrocketed; thus, the LED fine pitch display (pixel pitch ≤ P2.5) market is expected to reach 27% CAGR in the 2019-2023 period. On the other hand, ultra-fine pitch displays have more momentum for growth because of their lower shipment numbers at the present. The ultra-fine pitch display (pixel pitch ≤ P1.1) market is therefore projected to reach 58% CAGR.
According to the latest analysis from the WitsView research division of TrendForce, as electronic device manufacturers start to develop product strategies for the 2020 market driven by the commercialization of 5G technology, foundries are likewise raising their capacity utilization rates. Specifically, 8-inch and 12-inch wafer fabs of large foundries are estimated to reach near-maximum production capacities in 4Q19, thus compressing the supply of large-sized DDI and small-sized TDDI.
The latest analysis from the WitsView research division of TrendForce shows that global TV shipment in 3Q19 reached 54.97 million units, a 16.8% growth QoQ and 1.9% decline YoY. As China-U.S. trade relations worsened in 2Q19, TV brands took on a speculative attitude towards stocking-up. This attitude completely changed with the imminent arrival, towards the second half of 3Q19, of Double 11 in China and year-end festivities in Europe and the Americas, which are both shopping holidays that require companies to stock up. Not only did TV brands actively ramp up their shipments, but they also hoped to make up for lost sales in 1H19 through large-scale sales promotions.
The gradual technical maturation of narrow bezels means a higher screen-to-body ratio and wider, thinner laptops. With this change in the physical appearance of laptops, manufacturers are once again looking to incorporate panels with a 16:10 aspect ratio. Despite Apple's longstanding adoption of 16:10 and the aspect ratio's once-popularity in Windows laptops, global market intelligence provider TrendForce projects a <2% share of 16:10 screens in the non-Apple laptop market due to adoption rate, impact to consumers, and a need for panel makers to optimize cuts made to the mother glass.
According to the latest analysis from the WitsView research division of TrendForce, reduced panel shipment is causing the demand for flat-panel display driver IC to undergo a corresponding decline. The 2019 YoY growth for total adoption is projected to be -3.2%, which marks the first instance of negative growth in recent years. The space for shipment growth in 2020 is likely also limited.