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Global Flat Panel TV Shipments and Ranking in Q2’19August 20, 2019Brand share results and analysis from recently published Q2'19 TV set shipments.Subscribers Only
Dramatic TV Share Changes Possible in 2017May 31, 2017Significant TV market share shifts are possible in 2017 related to supply chain dynamics, such as access to adequate panels, as well as who is most aggressive in pricing among a relatively weak level of price erosion. As a result, some brands may have the opportunity to take advantage of such changes to gain share in some regions. Already in Q1'17 we have seen some significant changes in share, such as a dramatic increase in Sharp shipments in China and a surge in share by TCL in North America. Both brands have captive supply chains for LCD panels. The attached analysis highlights these shifts as well as some important changes in the Japan domestic brand share situation.Subscribers Only
Analysis of Sharp-Foxconn 2017 TV Brand StrategyDecember 27, 2016In 2016, Foxconn/Hon-Hai Group completed the acquisition of Sharp. As part of the acquisition, Foxconn gained control of the Sharp TV brand worldwide, except in regions Sharp had already licensed the Sharp brand to Hisense and UMC. In North America and Latin America (excluding Brazil) Sharp was licensed to Hisense, and in Europe, Sharp was licensed to UMC. It became apparent in recent months that Foxconn wanted to unify the Sharp brand worldwide under it's umbrella, and use the brand in a vertical supply chain with the Sharp LCD fabs. Recently, Sharp announced that it had acquired a controlling stake in Skytec UMC Ltd. in Europe, effectively approaching the problem of taking back the Sharp license in Europe from UMC from a different angle. This analysis details Foxconn's goal of building the Sharp brand back to a 10M+ unit per year business, and how that might happen, including cutting some brands from the Sharp LCD panel supply chain.Subscribers Only
Samsung purchase three percent share in SharpMarch 08, 2013Samsung Electronics purchased shares in Sharp amounting to a three per cent ownership stake in the company for ¥10.4bn ($112mn). The announcement instigated an 18 per cent rise in Sharp's share price after...