#Vizio lost the lead in LCD televisions to Samsung, according to iSuppli. Look for Samsung's jump on 3D TVs and LED backlights to keep it in the lead for the foreseeable future. R.C.J.
Here's what iSuppli says about its own report: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. in the first quarter of 2010 regained the leading position in the U.S. LCD-TV market, as the company capitalized on rising consumer demand for television sets with advanced features, including LED-backlighting, built-in Internet connectivity and 3-D images, according to iSuppli Corp.
Samsung in the first quarter shipped 1.1 million LCD-TV sets in the United States. While this was down 33 percent from the fourth quarter, Samsung actually outperformed the overall U.S. LCD-TV market, which contracted by 35.8 percent sequentially due to seasonal factors. This allowed Samsung to increase its market share to 18 percent in the first quarter, up from 17.3 percent in the fourth quarter, giving it the top position in the U.S. market.
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