OCTOBER 5--In its 15th annual Monitor Market Trends report, Stanford Resources-iSuppli (San Jose, CA; www.stanfordresources.com), a market-research firm focusing on the global electronic-display industry, forecasts that slowing PC demand coupled with sharp price declines in flat-panel displays will significantly impact the demand for CRT monitors over the next several years. Says Rhoda Alexander, director of monitor research at Stanford Resources and author of the report, "For the first time since Monitor Market Trends was introduced in 1985, Stanford Resources-iSuppli is forecasting that CRT monitors will be overtaken as the dominant technology for desktop computer monitors.
Flat-panel monitors are projected to achieve a market share of 52.5% by 2007, displacing CRT monitors as the principal display type in the computer-monitor market. The worldwide market for all CRT monitors will decline from 108.4 million units in 2001 to 91.7 million units in 2007. The CRT monitor market is dominated by the desktop computer monitor category, which will account for shipments of 94.7 million units in 2001 and decline to 83.4 million units in 2007.
Monitor Market Trends 2001 defines this market by examining the current supply and demand for all CRT monitors, analyzing the global display environment and profiling the companies involved in supplying CRT monitors worldwide. The data covers 1999-2007 for the entire world and for five geographic regions and are presented in terms of units, average selling price, and market value.