Hisakazu Torii

Hisakazu Torii

Mr. Hisakazu Torii is a Research and Analysis Executive Director, TV, Consumer Electronics and Devices. He joined IHS in November 2014, when IHS acquired DisplaySearch, a leader in primary research and forecasting on the global display market. At DisplaySearch, he served as vice president of Japanese TV market research. With 18 years of display industry experience, he was responsible for covering all Japanese TV brands across Asia Pacific.

Before DisplaySearch, Mr. Torii worked at Mitsubishi Electric where he conducted market research for product groups, business planning and new product development in all major display applications, including TVs, notebook PCs, monitors, mobile phones, digital still cameras, digital video recorders, automotive displays and industrial applications. He earned a degree from the Department of Law at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan.


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Global Flat Panel TV Shipments and Ranking in Q1’20

Q1'20 was an incredibly dynamic period with both positive and negative forces due to the COVID-19 pandemic pulling supply and demand within the TV market in many directions. The results are surprising in many ways, and through in-depth analysis, we can learn a lot about individual regional and country-level drivers during a pandemic.

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TV Forecast Scenarios - COVID-19 Impacts

TV forecast scenarios involving COVID-19 impacts

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TV Forecast Discussion: COVID-19 impacts

As the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic continues to accelerate globally, the impact on consumer demand for many products will be significant. This is especially the case in regions and municipalities where the government has instituted partial or complete lockdown of residential movements and restricts economic activity to only the most essential businesses. As most of the dramatic actions have taken place in just the last 1-2 weeks, the TV Sets research team has made the following headline adjustments: - Global TV demand forecast for 2020 has been reduced by 9.7%, from 225.5 million units to 203.5 million units The principal assumption is that Covid-19/Coronavirus-related demand drops are largely confined to Q1-Q2 2020. Further interim re-issues of headline forecast shipments by region may be made to keep pace with a fast-changing situation For much more detailed analysis, including possible scenarios, please download and carefully review the attached presentation.

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