In Premium TV market, OLED portion is growing.

Following Bang & Olufsen and SONY, Philips’ OLED TV was launched in Korea on June 11, 2018.

Philips’ OLED TV, applied with LG Display’s OLED panel, is available in two models; 55 – inch and 65 – inch. It features a quad – core CPU, HDR 10, Dolby Vision and DTS surround.

<Philips OLED TV, Source: Philips>

In coming September, Germany’s Loewe plans to launch three (bild5, bild7, bild7 edition) 65-inch OLED TVs using LG Display’s panel, and also Hisense is scheduled to release OLED TV this month.

Especially, when Hisense, which is the leader in the Chinese TV market, releases OLED TVs, it is expected to enhance the awareness about OLED TV in China as well as increase the portion of OLED in the premium TV market.

In April, Kim Sang-don, CFO of LG Display, said in the conference call “The number of existing OLED camps was expanded to 15 from 13, adding two. LG Display will actively respond to increasing market demand by expanding productivity through the reduction of tack time and by converting Chinese fab and, if necessary, domestic LCD fab to OLED fab.”

In the ‘OLED/Display comprehensive seminar’ held by UBI Research, So Hyun-chul, director of Shinhan Financial Investment, said that Sony ranked the first in the premium TV market in 12 years and Sony’s share price rose 445% with its main driving force of OLED TV.

In addition, LG Electronics’ HE division achieved an operating margin of 8.1% last year. In the major set makers, OLED seems to be the Key factor that increases the company’s sales and improves the market share in the premium TV market. As such, OLED portion is anticipated to expand further in the premium TV market.

Meanwhile, UBI Research predicts that OLED TV sales will be increased by about 30% annually and the revenue is projected as about US$ 5.7 billion in 2022 through the ‘2018 OLED Panel Industry Report’, which was published in February.

In Premium TV market, OLED portion is growing.

Following Bang & Olufsen and SONY, Philips’ OLED TV was launched in Korea on June 11, 2018.

Philips’ OLED TV, applied with LG Display’s OLED panel, is available in two models; 55 – inch and 65 – inch. It features a quad – core CPU, HDR 10, Dolby Vision and DTS surround.

<Philips OLED TV, Source: Philips>

In coming September, Germany’s Loewe plans to launch three (bild5, bild7, bild7 edition) 65-inch OLED TVs using LG Display’s panel, and also Hisense is scheduled to release OLED TV this month.

Especially, when Hisense, which is the leader in the Chinese TV market, releases OLED TVs, it is expected to enhance the awareness about OLED TV in China as well as increase the portion of OLED in the premium TV market.

In April, Kim Sang-don, CFO of LG Display, said in the conference call “The number of existing OLED camps was expanded to 15 from 13, adding two. LG Display will actively respond to increasing market demand by expanding productivity through the reduction of tack time and by converting Chinese fab and, if necessary, domestic LCD fab to OLED fab.”

In the ‘OLED/Display comprehensive seminar’ held by UBI Research, So Hyun-chul, director of Shinhan Financial Investment, said that Sony ranked the first in the premium TV market in 12 years and Sony’s share price rose 445% with its main driving force of OLED TV.

In addition, LG Electronics’ HE division achieved an operating margin of 8.1% last year. In the major set makers, OLED seems to be the Key factor that increases the company’s sales and improves the market share in the premium TV market. As such, OLED portion is anticipated to expand further in the premium TV market.

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프리미엄 TV 시장, OLED 비중 확대

Bang&Olufsen과 SONY에 이어 지난 11일 필립스의 OLED TV가 국내에 출시됐다.

LG Display의 OLED 패널이 적용된 필립스의 OLED TV는 55 inch와 65 inch 2가지 모델로 출시되었으며, 쿼드코어 CPU와 HDR 10, Dolby Vision, DTS 서라운드 등의 기능을 갖췄다.

<필립스 OLED TV, 출처: 필립스>

오는 9월 독일의 Loewe도 LG Display의 패널을 이용한 65 inch OLED TV 3종(bild5, bild7, bild7 edition)을 국내에 출시할 예정이며, 하이센스도 이르면 이번 달부터 OLED TV를 출시할 것으로 보인다.

특히 중국의 TV 시장에서 선두를 달리고 있는 하이센스가 OLED TV를 출시할 경우, 중국 내 OLED TV 인지도 향상뿐 아니라 프리미엄 TV 시장에서의 OLED 비중을 확대시키는 요소가 될 것으로 예상된다.

지난 4월 LG Display의 김상돈 CFO는 컨퍼런스 콜을 통해 기존 OLED 진영은 13곳이었으나, 2곳이 추가되어 15곳으로 확대되었다고 설명하면서, ‘tack time 축소를 통해 생산성 확대와 중국 fab, 필요 시 국내 LCD fab을 OLED fab으로 전환하여 증가하고 있는 시장 수요에 대해 적극적으로 대응할 것’이라 밝혔다.

앞서 유비리서치가 개최한 ‘OLED/디스플레이 결산세미나’에서 신한금융투자의 소현철 이사는 Sony가 12년 만에 premium TV 시장에서 1위를 기록하였다고 언급하며 Sony의 주가가 2013년 대비 445% 상승한 원동력 중 하나로 OLED TV였다고 설명하였다.

또한, 지난해 LG전자의 HE사업본부는 영업이익률이 8.1%로 역대 최고치에 달성하였다. 주요 set 업체에서는 OLED가 기업의 매출 상승과 프리미엄 TV 시장에서의 점유율을 높이는 요소라 판단한 것으로 보인다. 이에 따라 향후 프리미엄 TV 시장에서의 OLED 비중은 더욱 확대될 것으로 예상된다.

한편, 유비리서치는 2월 발간한 ‘2018 OLED Panel Industry Report’를 통해 OLED TV의 매출액은 연평균 약 30% 증가하여 2022년 약 57억 달러 규모가 될 것으로 전망했다.

LG전자, OLED TV 진영 키워 프리미엄 돌풍 이어간다

<IFA2016에 전시한 LG OLED TV>

LG전자가 OLED TV 진영을 확대해 프리미엄 시장에서 돌풍을 이어간다. LG전자는 덴마크의 오디오 명가 ‘B&O(Bang&Olufsen; 뱅앤올룹슨)’에 9월부터 OLED TV를 공급하기로 결정하며 OLED TV 진영을 확대하려는 결실을 맺었다.

‘B&O’는 현지시간으로 8월 30일 독일 베를린에서 OLED TV 공개 행사를 열었다. ‘LG OLED TV’에 자체 사운드 기술을 결합했으며 9월 1일부터 6일까지 열리는 ‘IFA 2017’에서도 관람객들에게 공개 할 예정이다.

또한 LG전자는 OLED TV 진영이 지속적으로 증가 추세에 있다고 강조했다. 올해 ‘IFA 2017’에서 OLED TV를 전시하는 제조사는 13개에 이를 것으로 전망된다. 작년 11개에서 두 업체 늘어난 수치로서 이 회사들은 OLED TV를 전면에 내세워 프리미엄 마케팅을 펼칠 계획으로 알려졌다.

LG전자는 다수 업체들이 OLED TV 판매에 속속 나서는 것은 안정적인 수익구조를 확보하기 위해서라고 분석했다. 중국, 대만 업체들이 LCD 패널 생산에 대규모 투자를 하고 있어, 향후 가격 경쟁이 치열해 질 수 있기 때문이며, LCD 기술은 이미 성숙기에 접어들어, 더 이상 LCD로는 차별화가 어려운 것도 한 이유라고 밝혔다. TV 제조사들은 이런 환경을 고려해, 차별화 된 OLED TV로 프리미엄 시장 공략에 나서고 있다고 언급했다.

이어서 LG전자는 OLED TV를 통해 수익 구조를 탄탄히 하고 있다고 언급하며 TV사업을 담당하는 HE사업본부는 올해 상반기에 영업이익률 8.5%(매출 8조 5,610억원, 영업이익 7,252억원)를 달성했다고 밝혔다. LG전자는 이러한 고수익 비결로 OLED TV 프리미엄화를 언급하며 LG전자가 상반기에 OLED TV로 거둔 매출 비중은 15%에 육박한다고 언급했다.

현재 상용화 되고 있는 ‘LG OLED TV’는 전 세계 매체, 전문가들이 수여하는 각종 상을 휩쓸고, 성능평가에서도 연달아 1위를 차지하고 있다. 화질, 음질, 디자인 등 TV 핵심요소에서 극찬을 받고 있다.

특히, LG전자는 9월 1일부터 6일까지 독일 베를린에서 열리는 ‘IFA 2017’에서 ‘LG OLED TV’만의 앞선 화질 기술을 적극 소개해 프리미엄 TV 시장 공략을 더욱 강화한다. LG전자 HE사업본부장 권봉석 부사장은 “프리미엄 시장을 재편하고 있는 OLED TV를 앞세워 글로벌 시장에서 리더십을 더욱 강화할 것”이라고 강조했다.

LG Electronics leading OLED TV camp to premium sensation

<LG OLED TV exhibited at IFA2016>

LG Electronics is expanding its OLED TV camp to dominate the premium market. LG Electronics decided to supply OLED TV since September to Danish prestigious audio company B & O (Bang & Olufsen), making a fruitful result of OLED TV expansion.

‘B & O’ held an OLED TV public event in Berlin on Aug 30th in local time. ‘LG OLED TV is equipped with its own sound technology and will be shown to visitors at ‘IFA 2017’ from September 1 to 6.

LG Electronics also emphasized that the OLED TV camp is on the constant rise. It is expected that there will be 13 manufacturers exhibiting OLED TV at ‘IFA 2017’. As the number of companies increased from 11 last year, it is said that these companies are planning to execute their premium marketing strategies by bringing OLED TV in front.

LG Electronics analyzed that mushrooming OLED TV sales among many companies are attributed to securing a stable profit structure. As Chinese and Taiwanese makers are investing heavily in LCD panel production, the price competition is likely to be intensified in the future and LCD technology has already reached the maturity phase, difficult to be differentiated with LCD. Taken the market environment into consideration, TV makers have been targeting a premium market with differentiated OLED TV.

LG Electronics announced that OLED TV makes the profit structure of LG Electronics stable and secure. The HE division in charge of TV business stated that it achieved 8.5% of operating profit (sales 8,561 billion KRW, operating profit 725.2 billion KRW) in the first half of this year. LG Electronics mentioned the premium OLED TV has brought the high profitability and noted that OLED TV sales accounted for 15% of sales in the first half of LG Electronics’ business operation.

The LG OLED TV currently being commercialized has swept the various awards by media and experts all over the world, and is ranking number one in the performance evaluation. The screen quality, sound quality and design have been complimented in the TV’s key elements.

Particularly, at ‘IFA 2017 in Berlin Germany, LG Electronics will aggressively approach and further strengthen the premium TV market from September 1 to 6, introducing the advanced screen quality technology of ‘LG OLED TV’. “We will enhance our leadership in the global market by bringing OLED TV presently reorganizing the premium market in front.”