Flat panel TV sales up 26% in North America in Q2 2008

Q2 2008 North American flat panel TV sales jumped 26% when compared to the Q1 2008 and 28% when compared to Q1 2007, according to DisplaySearch. 9.3 mln units were shipped in Q2 2008. LCD and Plasma TV technologies both posted strong sequential quarterly gains, rising 30% and 35%, respectively. The top selling brand was Samsung with total TV shipment share surging to a record 19.1% of all TV unit shipments in North America during the quarter.