LCD TV shipments up 123% in 2004

Lower TV prices caused global LCD TV shipments to jump 69% QTQ and 134% YTY in Q4 2004 to a record 3.6 mln units, according to DisplaySearch. For entire 2004 LCD TV shipments grew 123% to 8.8 mln. Sharp remained the dominant LCD TV brand with a 22% share, down from 28% as competition intensified. Philips, the second largest supplier, saw its market share rise from 11 to 15%.