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This excerpt taken from the LPL 6-K filed Nov 6, 2009.
(1) Industry characteristics and growth potential
TFT-LCD technology is one of the widely used technologies in the manufacture of flat panel displays and the demand for flat panel displays is growing.
The flat panel display industry is characterized by entry barriers due to rapidly evolving technology, capital-intensive characteristics, and the significant investments required to achieve economies of scale, among other factors. There is intense
competition between the players within the industry and production capacity in the industry, including ours, is being continually increased.
The demand for LCD panels for notebook computers & monitors has grown, to a degree, in tandem with the growth in the IT industry. The demand
for LCD panels for television sets has been growing as digital broadcasting is becoming more common and as LCD television has come to play an important role in the digital display market. In addition, markets for small- to medium-sized LCD panels,
such as mobile phones, P-A/V, medical applications, automobile navigation systems and e-books, among others, have shown continued growth.