It's no surprise to see that the LCD sector is doing quite well
; plasmas, on the other hand, have certainly been on the downward trend
. According to new data from Displaybank, shipments of PDP modules managed to slide 15-percent during Q1 2008 compared to the always high Q4 of last year (you know, those holidays tend to do that), but the intriguing stat is the year-over-year: it's up 56-percent. For what it's worth, pricing for plasma panels is on the skids as well, and while the 40-inch segment accounted for just over half of all shipments, the 50-inchers claimed another 25-percent. In case you haven't noticed, quite a bit of shaking up
has gone on
in the plasma
industry here recently
, and while LG Electronics took back over the lead in Q1, anything is fair game
from here on out.