TFT screens successful
In the first third of the current year 2001, the TFT screens increased significantly in terms of sales. In the 3rd quarter alone, sales rose again significantly with an increase of 41% compared to the 2nd quarter with 1 million screens sold.
Especially in German-speaking countries, 'the flat' enjoy great acceptance. While the European average for the share of TFT screens sold in the overall screen market is just 16%, in Germany and Austria every fourth monitor that is sold over the counter is a modern TFT screen. Switzerland is completely out of line with 7 out of 10 monitors sold there are TFT screens. If demand continues to rise this way, this could result in slightly rising prices in the short term, as the large manufacturers will not increase their production capacity in the short term. Samsung and LG.Phillips LCD do not want to open new factories until mid-2002, so that one can calmly avoid an increase in demand.