Slim LED Notebooks Gaining Momentum
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DisplaySearch has reported that LED backlight penetration in notebook PCs grew rapidly from 36 percent in 2009 to 81.5 percent in 2010. The firm also said that PC panel markets are expected to nearly eliminate CCFL-backlit notebooks by next year.According to its ‘Quarterly LED Backlight Panel Shipment & Forecast Report’, the market for slimmer notebook PCs with LED backlights (including 9.1″ and larger mini-note PCs) is forecast to double its share, from 16 percent in Q1 2010 to 31 percent in Q4 2010.

DisplaySearch Analyst for Notebook PCs and Panels in Taiwan, Anita Huang said that while there is an assembly issue and $5 cost premium of slim type panels, it will still continue to grow because of its form factor.

“Despite the higher cost and assembly issues, the slim type will continue to grow as a result of notebook manufacturer priorities for slimmer form factors over cost premiums. As the yield rate improves, and the economies of scale for the slim type grow, we expect that the slim type premium will be reduced,” said Huang.

To see the full report, visit the DisplaySearch website.