Mobile Phone Displays Rose by 43% in First Quarter

According to an article in EE Times (data source: DisplaySearch Inc.), shipments of mobile phone displays rose 43 percent in the first quarter of 2006 to 274.6 million main displays and 58.6 million sub displays.

Samsung SDI was the leading supplier with 45.9 million units, or 16.7 percent of the market. Trailing Samsung SDI were Sanyo Epson, Philips, Sharp, and Wintek. Samsung and Philips were strong in color super-twisted-nematic (STN) display sales, while Sanyo, Sharp, and Wintek were strong in active-matrix LCDs.

The largest mobile phone display user in the first quarter was Nokia, with 32.9 percent, followed by Motorola, Samsung, LG, Sony Ericsson, and BenQ.