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Global revenues for LCD public display shipments rose 22 percent, from $733.6 million in Quarter 1 (Q1) 2012 to $896.9 million in Q1 2013, according to the latest NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly FPD Public Display Shipment and Forecast Report.

DS FPD Display Revenue CHART1Unit shipments grew 5 percent in the same period, from 514,800 to 539,000.

The majority of the revenue increase can be traced to the shift in shipments of larger-sized, higher-priced displays and increased shipments of displays with super narrow bezels, which are mainly used as a component in the build-out of video walls and other digital signage applications.

“We are starting to see the improved financial results of the planned shift in production to larger-sized panels,” said Todd Fender, senior analyst of professional and commercial displays, NPD DisplaySearch. “Premium models increasingly will be shipped with smaller bezels, higher brightness and higher resolutions, which all lead to higher average selling prices.”

In 2012, shipments of 60”-plus displays grew 89 percent year over year with a 9.6 percent share of the large-screen public-display market. NPD DisplaySearch forecasts that shipments of 60”-plus displays will continue to grow rapidly, exceeding 1 million (16.3 percent of the market) by 2017, up from 308,000 units in 2013.

“It may take some time for 4K×2K to add significant revenue and volumes to the public display market,” Fender said. “The initial growth of these high-resolution displays will be heavily focused on consumer markets and not necessarily on commercial markets.”

The NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly FPD Public Display Shipment and Forecast Report analyzes historical shipments, revenues and forecast projections to provide an accurate, detailed view of the public display market.

For more information, contact Charles Camaroto at 1.888.436.7673 or 1.516.625.2452; e-mail contact@displaysearch.com; or contact a regional NPD DisplaySearch office in China, Japan, Korea or Taiwan.

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