Chimei Innolux is number 1 supplier to top 6 China TV brands

Louise Duffy ©RapidTVNews | 31-05-2012

Taiwanese flat panel maker Chimei Innolux was the leading screen supplier to the top six TV brands in China in April 2012.

The report by flat screen research institute WitsView said Chimei Innolux shipped 1.32 million panels to the six largest TV brands last month, accounting for 32.6% of the total shipments to the companies.

LG Display came in second, with a 19.3% share, ahead of Taiwan-based AU Optronics with an 18.9% share and Samsung Electronics with a 12.4% share.

The six largest TV brands in China — TCL, Skyworth, Changhong, Haier, Hisense and Konka — bought 4.03 million flat panels in April, up 4.6% from a month earlier, the report said.

WitsView said Chimei Innolux is expected to churn out 58in flat screens in the second half of this year to broaden its product portfolio, targeting buyers from China and Japan.