Samsung leads flat TV market
South Korean electronics giant Samsung was the global leader in flat TV sales last year, new research has revealed.
According to data from market analyst IHS DisplaySearch, Samsung increased its share of the global flat TV market from 26.7 per cent in 2013 to 29.2 per cent last year. Arch-rival LG, meanwhile, held the second-largest share of 16.7 per cent - up from 15.2 per cent in 2013.
Samsung's particularly strong showing in the North American market helped it retain its place as the global market leader. In North America, Samsung claimed a 35.4 per cent share of the flat TV market in 2014.
Sony accounted for 7.9 per cent of the global flat TV market last year, with Chinese manufacturer HISense claiming 5.5 per cent.
In addition, Samsung increased its share of the ultra HD TV market to 34.7 per cent - an increase of more than 20 per cent year-on-year. In China, the firm is the UHD TV market leader with a share of 20.4 per cent.