March 25, 2003 in Social Responsibility News

New Investment in 6th TFT-LCD Line

1. Investment Summary:






- Purpose:
The Company plans to strengthen its industry
leadership by capitalizing on early-mover and cost advantages in the fast
growing larger size (17" and above) desk-top and TV markets








- Amount:
Total of 1.224 Trillion KRW

('03 - 784 Billion KRW, '04 - 440 Billion KRW)








 
- 717.9 Billion KRW out of the 784 Billion KRW
'03 proposed investment are not included in '03
Capex budget








 
- 66.1 Billion KRW was included in '03 Capex budget
for the shell construction





- Capacity: 60K/Month (1,100*1,300㎟)



- Production Schedule: Initial production begins in Dec. 03'





2. Investment Rationale



a. TFT-LCD market trend: Larger and faster diffusion






-
Driven by a rapid transition to larger panels
and higher diffusion rate, the TFT-LCD market is expected to grow at an
annual average rate of 23%

('02 - 66 million units, '07 - 189 million units)








-
Monitor: Driven by accelerated LCD adoption and
transition to larger panels, the market is expected to grow at an annual
average rate of 26%

× LCD diffusion rate: '02 30% ® '03 43% ® '05 52%

× Above 17" share: '02 35% ® '03 49% ® '05 68%








-
LCD TV: Market is expected to grow at an annual
average rate of 70%,

propelled by improving technology and declining panel prices

× Launch of digital satellite broadcasting in 2003 in Japan is expected
to trigger the demand

× Demand for family size (20"~40") TV is likely to materialize
earlier than expected





b. 5G productivity comparison






Size (㎟)
15"
17"
19"
20"
22W"
32"


5G
1100x1250
15
12
9
6
6
2


1100x1300
16
12
9
9
8
3


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