The research firm expects prices of 17-inch LCD monitor panels to decrease the most, as many fifth-generation (5G) TFT LCD plants in Taiwan are currently focusing on this segment.
Taiwan-based TFT LCD makers agree that price reductions for LCD monitor panels are inevitable.
Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO) said that its LCD monitor panel prices should decline 5-10% this year. HannStar Display commented that price-cuts are a good way to reduce inventory.
CMO, Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) and HannStar have all raised their prices of LCD monitor panels starting in February.
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