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Large-sized panel shipments fall by 4.9% to 105.3 million in 3Q08, reports WitsView

24 October 2008

Taipei, October 22, 2008---Global aggregated large-sized panel shipments in 3Q08 reached 105.3 million units, a QoQ decrease of 4.9% and a mere 3.4% YoY growth. Thanks to preparations for China’s National Day holidays and year-end sales promotions, TV panel shipments were up monthly during the third quarter. For 3Q08, they reached a new record high of 26.7 million units, up 12.7% QoQ.

Worsening global economic problems pushes down panel prices, says WitsView

21 October 2008

Taipei, October 21, 2008---According to WitsView's 2HOct price survey, in monitor segment, which is already relatively saturated (more than 90% market penetration rate), panel prices dropped by 5-6 per cent ($5). Supported by the PC desktop replacement effect, NB panels slipped by a smaller 2-4 per cent ($2-3).

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.

DRAMeXchange indicates DRAM price continues to weaken despite production cutback

3 October 2008

Taipei, October 1, 2008 --- DRAM makers such as PSC, Elpida, and Hynix have separately announced production cutbacks on September 8th , 9th , and 18th. If the cutbacks proceed as scheduled, we expect to see a reduction in worldwide DRAM production by 5 to 6% around end of October to November.

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.


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