According to a report from market intelligence firm IHS iSuppli, LG Display is the leader by a wide margin of the tablet display market, with a 51 percent share of global unit shipments in the second quarter of 2011. The company is well ahead of South Korean rival Samsung at a distant second with a 35 percent share. Third-place Taiwan’s Chimei Innolux, which is another Apple supplier that also provides for the Chinese white-box market, controls a 9 percent share. The remaining 5 percent of the tablet display market is split among several smaller firms.
“Apple, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble have very different offerings in the media tablet market—but they all depend on LG Display because of its advanced in-plane switching (IPS) display technology,” said Vinita Jakhanwal, senior manager of small and medium displays at IHS. “LG Display’s amorphous silicon LCD panels utilizing IPS technology offer faster response speeds, wide viewing angles up to 179 degrees, and no after image—all while consuming 30 percent less power than conventional LCDs.”