Mid April Data
Revised 21 April 2014
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PriceWise Mid April Data
The PriceWise spreadsheet includes current data and data for the past two months for five major applications: LCD monitors, notebook PCs, LCD TVs, mobile phones, and tablet PCs. Also, our analysts provide analysis explaining the current pricing environment, based on demand, supply, and business plans. Download the complete PriceWise spreadsheet using the link at the top of this page!
Analysis Highlight and Recent Prices by Size and Resolution for Notebook PC Panels
In March, a few brands negotiated prices flat because they had already made deals to secure the volume or they received the volume at the last moment. However, panel makers have cut back capacity for notebook panels and component supply is falling short of demand. As a result, prices for mainstream panels continue to trend upward in April. Panel suppliers increased prices to avoid financial losses. If this had not been the case, panel makers would have rather shifted more notebook capacity to higher premium applications like monitor, mobile, or automotive.