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PC LCD Panel Shipment Prices Drop

“Negotiations between LCD makers based in Korea and Taiwan and personal computer LCD manufacturers in various countries are beginning to conclude agreements that cut the July shipment prices of 17-inch TFT LCD panels by 10-20 dollars, or 3-6%, to around 300 dollars apiece.

The shipment prices of LCD panels had risen around 60 dollars, or 22%, since February due to supply shortages.

But supply shortages have disappeared because defect rates at large production lines that Korean and Taiwanese LCD panel makers began operating last year have been falling since the beginning of this year.”

Sales of both flat-panel TVs and LCD monitors remain lower than anticipated and are having a lasting effect on production and price. With the introduction of sub 16ms response rates, this is music to the gamers ears!

Read more at NEAsia

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