Taipei, April 7, 2009---In the start of 2009, large-sized panel shipments finally started to show encouraging signs of growth again. Moreover, as inventory in the general supply chain remain low, rush orders continue to be placed, thereby fueling optimism toward the TFT-LCD market outlook.
Taipei, April 3, 2009---Since the emergence of the rush order effect in Feb09, not only has it provided a much-needed boost to the utilization rates of Taiwan’s panel makers, it has also helped ease the growing operational pressure on upstream component makers.
Taipei, April 2, 2009---According to WitsView’s 1Q09 LCD TV retail price survey, prices for the mainstream 19~52” segment declined by an average of 7.5% QoQ. The 22” and 26” witnessed the biggest declines, while the 46” and 52” fell the least.
Taipei, March 31, 2009--- According to WitsView’s forecast for Apr09, downstream clients will continue to show a strong demand for monitor and TV panel products. Amid the tight supply of some components and high demand of the below 40W segment, capacity allocation between the TV and monitor panels of the G6 lines has been difficult.
Taipei, March 18, 2009---According to WitsView’s survey, global large-sized panel shipments (including the 8.9” and above) reached 27.82 million units in Feb09, up by 25.1% MoM. But on a YoY basis, it still amounted to a 16.1% fall. After 5 consecutive monthly declines since Sep08, an increase was finally witnessed in Feb09.