Early April Data
Revised 7 April 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 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 Mobile Phone Panels
In March, smartphone market demand continues to lack strength in China. The smartphone device has matured and most critically, the local telecom carriers have reduced subsidies. China Unicom and China Telecom were granted official LTE-FDD licenses, but China Unicom reported a poor new user result in February. The telecom carriers may help improve demand in the future, but there is still no evidence of a strong rebound in April. On the other hand, the brands have reduced the number of smartphone models and pushed smartphone ASPs to decline due to increased orders for single models.