VIZIO Trumpets LCD HDTV Shipments

Irvine-based Vizio, which manufactures HDTVs, said Monday that the firm was the number 1 shipper of LCD TVs in 2009. According to numbers from El Segundo-based iSuppli, VIZIO shipped 5,920 LCD TVs in 2009, for a market share of 18.7 percent, a growth of 92.1 percent from the firm's prior year shipments. Vizio was just ahead of Samsung, which shipped 5,608 LCD TVs, for 17.7 percent of the market.