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Who Are Samsung Kidding?

In 2012, 100,000 flat panel screens were likely sold into the North American digital signage market. 2013 will see a similar volume.

Why is it then that Samsung bosses can forecast that 2013 – 2014 will see in NA a six fold increase to 600,000 units?

Samsung in North America have hired an additional 65 people in the last 6 – 12 months (yes sixty five) based on the assumption that they (Samsung) can increase the market by six (they’ve also hired every conceivable digital signage consultant in the industry [1] as previously mentioned).

Even if they had 100% market share (impossible, of course), let us assure you that there is quite simply not enough business in our industry to warrant such projected growth.

Look out for the half yearly and annual reviews for all these new hires to see this all come crashing down around everyone involved.

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3 Comments To "Who Are Samsung Kidding?"

#1 Comment By Todd Fender On 26 September 2013 @ 15:13 @676


Can you divulge the source who supplied the 100k NA shipment number for 2012 and supplied the forecast for 2013?

#2 Comment By Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief On 26 September 2013 @ 17:38 @776

Source? We count the industry and have ‘clients’ Do u beleive that number incorrect?

#3 Comment By Todd Fender On 27 September 2013 @ 14:40 @653

Yes, I believe the 100k NA shipment number is incorrect.