Mid May Data
Revised 19 May 2015
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PriceWise Mid May 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
Due to inventory digestion in Q2 and currency issues in Europe, brands purchased fewer panels in early Q2 and only plan to purchase more once demand is clearer. IT brands are still aggressively preparing for back-to-school demand in Q3. Panel makers have been pressured by brands to lower prices. Some panel makers are shifting notebook PC panel capacity to automotive, industrial, and smartphone applications. Pressure on notebook PC panel prices remains this month because there is still excess supply and inventory needs to be cleared out. We expect notebook PC panel prices to drop $0.6-1.