Taiwanese company Coretronic expects its backlight unit shipments for tablets in the first quarter of this year to increase with over 50% compared to the previous time period.

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The company shipped 258,000 DLP projectors in Q4 2012, a growth of 2% on quarter, also shipping a total of 1.08 million units in 2012, 13% less than in 2011. Moving to the backlight units, those were shipped in quantities of 18.5 million in the fourth quarter, a 7% sequential increase and reaching a total of 68.53 million BLUs (backlight units) in 2012.

In comparison with 2011, the figures are 9% higher and they include 5.23 million units for TVs, 23 million units for monitors and 29.8 million for notebooks, says the same company. Imagine if Apple were to get on the TV market and how big the BLU shipments would be…