A subsidiary of the Xerox Corporation is set to enter the potentially lucrative flat screen LCD monitor market with a 19-inch model which will compete against 20- and 21-inch units.
The company, dpiX, was spun off by Xerox three years ago and has had a $150 million cash injection from its parent.
It will introduce the unit at the Comdex/Fall show later this month under the name Expression 100.
But although there will be much noise about flat screen colour displays, it is likely to be some years before it really takes off.
Said Aaron Fright, monitor product manager at Samsung Electronics UK: ?Everyone is jockeying for position in this market. We will have a 17-inch unit next year and we?ll move to 20- and 21- inches next year too.?
He said that although present demand for the flat screen units was currently low, it was set to grow in volume over the next three years.
He said: ?It?s too early to say exactly how large the market will be but we are predicting that in two to three years time, as many as 20 per cent of desktop replacements will be flat screen units.?
While early models of flat screen modules are likely to attract a high premium, prices will drop as volumes and demand grow.
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