Ken Park

Ken Park

Mr. Ken Park is a Principal Analyst within the IHS Technology group. He joined IHS in November 2014, when IHS acquired DisplaySearch, a leader in primary research and forecasting on the global display market. At DisplaySearch, he served as a senior analyst in charge of Korean FPD market and technology research. He covered display products such as TVs, desktop monitors, public displays and notebook PCs, including mini-notes and slates. His display industry experience—from engineering to marketing—adds invaluable insight to IHS Technology market analysis.

Before DisplaySearch, Mr. Park was in marketing and sales in the visual display division at Samsung Electronics. In that position, he directed demand forecasting, sales strategic planning, pricing, product planning, supply chain management, competitive analysis and marketing communications, leading to Samsung's achievement of the #1 market share. Prior to that, he was a software engineer at Samsung where he developed digital TV applications and learned mass production manufacturing processes. Mr. Park has a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Kookmin University in Seoul, Korea. 


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TV Sets Market Tracker - Monthly - November 2017

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Analysis of Toshiba TV Acquisition by Hisense

On November 14th, it was reported that Hisense was acquiring 95% share of Toshiba Vision Solutions Corporation (TVS) for 12.9 billion Yen, approximately $130 million USD. Toshiba will retain 5% stake. The acquisition is the latest in a flurry of activity in recent years around M&A, licensing and brand expansion activity. Hisense licensed the Sharp brand for the Americas (excluding Brazil) in 2013, prior to Foxconn Acquiring Sharp. In addition, Toshiba had license it's brand for use in TVs to several different companies in recent years, including Compal, Semp, TCL, Skyworth, Elaraby and recently Vestel for Europe. The acquisition of Toshiba TV by Hisense shakes up these relationships in some interesting ways. The attached analysis details our take on the reasons for the acquisition and some of the possible results.

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TV Market Outlook 2017-2018

The following presentation is adapted from IHS Markit Principle Analyst Ken Park at the 2017 Korea Display Conference in Seoul on October 31. This analysis describes the broad global TV market trends, and the transition of the TV industry from one of growth to maturity, and even some beginning signals of decline in certain segments.

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