PDP optical filter market to grow 19% in 2007

The Quarterly PDP Optical Filter market reached $917 mln in 2006 and is expected to rise 19% in 2007 to $1.1 bln due to gains by larger sizes, transition to higher performance but more costly CRF type filters, and a slowdown in the transition to lower cost film filters due to technical barriers. CRF type filters are expected to rise from a 1% share in 2006 to a 14% share in 2007 on an area basis despite their higher costs due to their significant impact on contrast performance. As their prices fall, CRF filters will continue to take share, DisplaySearch says.