Early March Data
Revised 4 March 2015
PriceWise, a free semi-monthly pricing service, aggregates early self-reported market prices for a sub-set of A-grade LCD panels. Get a preliminary view into shifts in global panel pricing, demand, and purchasing. Updated twice a month, PriceWise covers pricing changes for 22 panel sizes across five major applications.
PriceWise Early March 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 LCD TV Panels
In late February, there were signs of a shift in bargaining power, and in March, price pressure is increasing on some sizes, in particular 32” and 55”, and 4K models. Some panel makers agree that it is almost time to lower prices within a reasonable range to help TV makers promote new products in the market without losing profit because this will be healthier for the LCD TV industry. However, there has not been a clear sign that any panel maker is willing to make price concessions. We see increasing concerns about mixed trends in panel supply/demand that may lead to different pricing scenarios in Q2’15. TV makers may reset their business plans lower to achieve better profits.