LG.Philips LCD Maintains Leadership in TFT-LCD Monitor Market for Sixth Straight Quarter

LG.Philips LCD Ranks Number Two Among TFT-LCD Manufacturers in Customer

Satisfaction According to DisplaySearch



Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from LG.Philips LCD Co., Ltd.

    SEOUL, South Korea, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- LG.Philips LCD Co., Ltd., one
 of the world's largest innovators of liquid crystal display (LCD) technology,
 today announced that it has retained its top leadership position within the
 TFT (thin film transistor)-LCD monitor market for the sixth straight quarter
 and second consecutive year.  Along with this distinction, LG.Philips LCD now
 ranks number two among TFT-LCD manufacturers in customer satisfaction,
 according to a new customer satisfaction survey conducted by market research
 firm DisplaySearch (Austin, Texas).
     The latest Large-Area TFT-LCD Shipment Report Q1 '01 released by
 DisplaySearch indicates that LG.Philips LCD led the LCD monitor market for the
 sixth consecutive quarter and second consecutive year, with shipments of its
 modules ranging from 13.3-inch to 20.1-inch commanding a 17.4 percent share of
 the overall monitor market for 2000, up from 15 percent in 1999.
 DisplaySearch also reports that LG.Philips LCD maintained its number two
 position in the notebook PC arena for the year, with an overall market share
 of 13.6 percent.  For the year, LG.Philips LCD witnessed 21 percent growth
 across all its markets, enabling it to secure its position as the world's
 second-largest TFT-LCD manufacturer in 2000 with 4.3 million units sold,
 equating to a 14 percent total market share.
     Additionally, LG.Philips LCD ranked as the number two TFT-LCD supplier for
 customer satisfaction, according to DisplaySearch's Customer Satisfaction
 Survey.  The purpose of the survey was to recognize top-performing companies,
 to establish a benchmarking process by which LCD customers and suppliers could
 more effectively assess their relationships, and allow system manufacturers to
 better understand how the industry perceives its supply base.  Specifically,
 one segment of DisplaySearch's three-pronged survey examined notebook computer
 and flat-panel monitor producers' ratings of TFT-LCD suppliers' performance.
     In conducting the survey, DisplaySearch received input from 22 notebook
 and desktop monitor companies, which rated the performance of 18 TFT-LCD
 suppliers, including LG.Philips LCD, based on the following categories:
 quality, technology, logistics, commercial terms, and service and support.
 While findings showed that LG.Philips LCD surpassed 16 other TFT-LCD
 manufacturers to place second in overall customer satisfaction, a more
 in-depth analysis of the individual ranking categories revealed that
 LG.Philips LCD was number one in service and support.
     According to DisplaySearch's Vice President Mark Fihn, "The DisplaySearch
 Customer Satisfaction Survey provides a valuable benchmarking tool by which
 TFT-LCD suppliers can see how their respective customers perceive them.
 Furthermore, it allows today's notebook and desktop monitor producers to
 easily identify best-of-breed suppliers.  LG.Philips LCD's ability to debut at
 number two on the list is testament to its success in delivering customer
 satisfaction on a number of critical fronts-especially when it comes to
 service and support, where they faired the highest over these 17 other
 participating companies."
     Commenting on the company's achievements, Bruce Berkoff, executive vice
 president of marketing, for LG.Philips LCD, noted, "Close relationships with
 our customers are vital to our success, and the results of the DisplaySearch
 survey bear this out.  It's our continuous commitment that has enabled us once
 again to attain the leadership position within the monitor module market, the
 number one position in service and support, as well as the number two position
 within the industry overall.  This year, we will continue to deliver
 high-quality, extremely reliable TFT-LCD products that offer superior
 performance, as well as provide the unparalleled customer service and support
 that sets us apart from other suppliers."
     DisplaySearch announced the results for its Customer Satisfaction Survey
 during its annual US FPD Conference and High-Resolution Symposium, which was
 held March 20-22, 2001 in Austin, Texas.  LG.Philips LCD's Executive Vice
 President of Worldwide Sales, Duke Koo, provided the keynote for the
 conference, promoting standardization in our industry, while the company's new
 vice president of marketing, Carl Steudle, presented on the TFT-LCD monitor
 market and LG.Philips LCD's strategy.
 
     About LG.Philips LCD
     Headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, LG.Philips LCD -- a joint venture
 company established in July 1999 by LG Electronics and Royal Philips
 Electronics -- is one of the world's leading manufacturers of AMLCDs.
 LG.Philips LCD leads the AMLCD industry through its high technology, quality
 and manufacturing capabilities.  The company has extended its focus beyond
 traditional and successful notebook and PC monitor markets and is poised to
 also deliver solutions for consumer electronics products like the growing LCD
 TV category, as well as other value-added, non-traditional, display-centric
 markets such as the multimedia, medical, automotive and aerospace industries.
 As part of its efforts to be at the forefront of display innovation,
 LG.Philips LCD is focused on maintaining a diverse product portfolio while
 continuing to invest aggressively in R&D to further entrench its market
 leadership position in the AMLCD arena.  Information on the company is
 available at www.lgphilips-lcd.com.
 
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SOURCE LG.Philips LCD Co., Ltd.
    SEOUL, South Korea, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- LG.Philips LCD Co., Ltd., one
 of the world's largest innovators of liquid crystal display (LCD) technology,
 today announced that it has retained its top leadership position within the
 TFT (thin film transistor)-LCD monitor market for the sixth straight quarter
 and second consecutive year.  Along with this distinction, LG.Philips LCD now
 ranks number two among TFT-LCD manufacturers in customer satisfaction,
 according to a new customer satisfaction survey conducted by market research
 firm DisplaySearch (Austin, Texas).
     The latest Large-Area TFT-LCD Shipment Report Q1 '01 released by
 DisplaySearch indicates that LG.Philips LCD led the LCD monitor market for the
 sixth consecutive quarter and second consecutive year, with shipments of its
 modules ranging from 13.3-inch to 20.1-inch commanding a 17.4 percent share of
 the overall monitor market for 2000, up from 15 percent in 1999.
 DisplaySearch also reports that LG.Philips LCD maintained its number two
 position in the notebook PC arena for the year, with an overall market share
 of 13.6 percent.  For the year, LG.Philips LCD witnessed 21 percent growth
 across all its markets, enabling it to secure its position as the world's
 second-largest TFT-LCD manufacturer in 2000 with 4.3 million units sold,
 equating to a 14 percent total market share.
     Additionally, LG.Philips LCD ranked as the number two TFT-LCD supplier for
 customer satisfaction, according to DisplaySearch's Customer Satisfaction
 Survey.  The purpose of the survey was to recognize top-performing companies,
 to establish a benchmarking process by which LCD customers and suppliers could
 more effectively assess their relationships, and allow system manufacturers to
 better understand how the industry perceives its supply base.  Specifically,
 one segment of DisplaySearch's three-pronged survey examined notebook computer
 and flat-panel monitor producers' ratings of TFT-LCD suppliers' performance.
     In conducting the survey, DisplaySearch received input from 22 notebook
 and desktop monitor companies, which rated the performance of 18 TFT-LCD
 suppliers, including LG.Philips LCD, based on the following categories:
 quality, technology, logistics, commercial terms, and service and support.
 While findings showed that LG.Philips LCD surpassed 16 other TFT-LCD
 manufacturers to place second in overall customer satisfaction, a more
 in-depth analysis of the individual ranking categories revealed that
 LG.Philips LCD was number one in service and support.
     According to DisplaySearch's Vice President Mark Fihn, "The DisplaySearch
 Customer Satisfaction Survey provides a valuable benchmarking tool by which
 TFT-LCD suppliers can see how their respective customers perceive them.
 Furthermore, it allows today's notebook and desktop monitor producers to
 easily identify best-of-breed suppliers.  LG.Philips LCD's ability to debut at
 number two on the list is testament to its success in delivering customer
 satisfaction on a number of critical fronts-especially when it comes to
 service and support, where they faired the highest over these 17 other
 participating companies."
     Commenting on the company's achievements, Bruce Berkoff, executive vice
 president of marketing, for LG.Philips LCD, noted, "Close relationships with
 our customers are vital to our success, and the results of the DisplaySearch
 survey bear this out.  It's our continuous commitment that has enabled us once
 again to attain the leadership position within the monitor module market, the
 number one position in service and support, as well as the number two position
 within the industry overall.  This year, we will continue to deliver
 high-quality, extremely reliable TFT-LCD products that offer superior
 performance, as well as provide the unparalleled customer service and support
 that sets us apart from other suppliers."
     DisplaySearch announced the results for its Customer Satisfaction Survey
 during its annual US FPD Conference and High-Resolution Symposium, which was
 held March 20-22, 2001 in Austin, Texas.  LG.Philips LCD's Executive Vice
 President of Worldwide Sales, Duke Koo, provided the keynote for the
 conference, promoting standardization in our industry, while the company's new
 vice president of marketing, Carl Steudle, presented on the TFT-LCD monitor
 market and LG.Philips LCD's strategy.
 
     About LG.Philips LCD
     Headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, LG.Philips LCD -- a joint venture
 company established in July 1999 by LG Electronics and Royal Philips
 Electronics -- is one of the world's leading manufacturers of AMLCDs.
 LG.Philips LCD leads the AMLCD industry through its high technology, quality
 and manufacturing capabilities.  The company has extended its focus beyond
 traditional and successful notebook and PC monitor markets and is poised to
 also deliver solutions for consumer electronics products like the growing LCD
 TV category, as well as other value-added, non-traditional, display-centric
 markets such as the multimedia, medical, automotive and aerospace industries.
 As part of its efforts to be at the forefront of display innovation,
 LG.Philips LCD is focused on maintaining a diverse product portfolio while
 continuing to invest aggressively in R&D to further entrench its market
 leadership position in the AMLCD arena.  Information on the company is
 available at www.lgphilips-lcd.com.
 
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