由於TFT-LCD面板產業屬於高整合度的產業，重要的原材料與零組件掌握在少數的大廠手上。展望面板產業的未來發展，仍存著許多不確定的因素。本研究透過分析台灣面板產業成長與發展的歷程，嘗試找出面板產業的未來發展可能面臨的困難與挑戰，試圖找出因應的策略，以供台灣面板廠商做為參考。 Nowadays TFT-LCD products all are made in Asia. Taiwan, Japan and Korea have almost shared 100% of market sharing; as a result, commercial activities of the related manufacturers in these areas would greatly cause changing of TFT-LCD industry.
Since 1997 Taiwan companies started to invest the TFT-LCD panel industry through the technical transfer from Japan. Within five years, the market shares of Taiwan taken the place of Japan and became the 2nd . It’s expected that Taiwan will challenge the No. 1 with Korea by the year of 2005. In this highly competed panel industry, Taiwan has proved again its outstanding capability in the area of mass production and management.
TFT-LCD panel industry had been encountered four times Crystal Cycle. For embracing the Digital Age coming, all the TFT-LCD panel industry began to take the golden opportunity to expand their production line. The tight supply of key components would help to stabilize the price of TFT-LCD panel.
Since 2005, the new 6th and 7th generation production line of TFT-LCD in Taiwan, Japan and Korea will start to trial run. Meanwhile, the LCD-TV market expends quickly by the sharply decreased price. With the booming markets encourage the investment about the promising future of the panel industry.
Due to the supply chain of TFT-LCD are very long, complicate and most the key components controlled by big supplier from Japan, Korea and USA. This study looks backward the development of the Japan, Korea and Taiwan’s panel industry, trying to find out the potential problems, challenges and to figure out the possible strategy in which might help the Taiwan TFT-LCD panel industry.