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Faltering confidence in consumer and corporate segment drags down TV panel prices further in October, says WitsView

7 October 2008

Taipei, October 6, 2008---According to WitsView’s 1HOct panel price survey, IT panels remained stable as TV panels continued to fall by 2~3 per cent ($5-10). With Taiwan’s panel makers substantially reducing their utilization rates, the market’s panel inventory continues to be digested.

WitsView sees IT panel prices stabilizing in the near-term

2 October 2008

Taipei, September 22, 2008---Based on WitsView’s 2HSep price survey, IT panels grew more stable. As panel makers face mounting financial pressures, the room for more price drops narrowed. Meanwhile, mainstream TV panel prices continued to fall by 2~4 per cent ($10) in 2HSep, as panel makers tried to aggressively secure more orders.

TV panel shipments jump by 18.6% to 9.15 million units in August, according to WitsView

2 October 2008

Taipei, September 17, 2008---According to WitsView’s survey, worldwide large-size panel shipments in August reached 35.3 million units, a 7.8% MoM increase and a mere 2.2% growth on year. Since SI makers and brand vendors started to adjust their inventory levels in June, panel shipments have fallen for two consecutive months.

WitsView sees panel price sinking closer to the bottom in 2HAug

2 October 2008

Taipei, August 21, 2008---Based on WitsView’s market survey, mainstream monitors panel prices fell by 8~12% in 2HAug. NBs and TVs dropped respectively by 6% and 2~5%. According to WitsView’s large-sized panel cost structure, NB panels are currently the only profitable segment.

WitsView sees panel prices still sinking closer to the bottom in September

2 October 2008

Taipei, September 10, 2008---According to WitsView’s panel price survey for September, the price pressure on the 3 main applications can still be felt. This stems from the weaker-than-usual end market demand during the traditional strong seasonality, as the global economy remains weighed by inflation and credit squeeze problems--resulting in weak consumer confidence and buying power.


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