UBI RESEARCH has published a report about 2013 three quarters AMOLED market. According to the report, sales in the three quarters of 2013 was shown approximately $2.5 billion. There was a 4 percent increase in sales compared to second quarter of the year. There was growth a less 4 percent increase in three quarters in a row, which means that AMOLED markets have become rapidly stagnant.
Sales of GalaxyS4 was poor in the three quarters but it might have maintained its sales, increasing shipments of 4.3” small sized panel such as Galaxy S4 mini.
Panel shipments of each quarter in 2013 were lower than four quarters of 2012, which presents that AMOLED markets Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd has led are becoming stagnant.
Samsung Display is expected to establish more A2 lines and it will cause highly low operating ratio.
AMOLED applications will be expected to be smart phones, phablet, tablet PC and TV from 2014 to 2018. When it comes to smart phone markets, flexible type and AMOLED panel as a glass type are expected to be released at the same time, and it will show more than 80 percent market share from 2014 to 2018. Total AMOLED sales of 2014 is supposed to be $ 11.9 billion and a $50.8 billion market will be formed until 2018.