Samsung Slashes 17-inch LCD Price In Europe

Samsung Taiwan was unavailable for comment and Taiwan TFT LCD makers remain doubtful about the rumor. The Taiwanese companies suspect the price cuts are for Samsung’s second-tier inventories and expect the incident to have little impact on the projected US$270-290 price range for 17-inch LCD monitor panels in the third quarter of this year.

The Taiwan-based makers pointed out that it is unlikely that Samsung will cut prices of its A-grade panels this early and that prices of the segment may not drop to US$230-240 until year-end.

The stock prices of the Taiwanese manufacturers fell 2-4% yesterday, after Samsung was rumored to have cut its prices.

Samsung was formerly said to be planning to lower prices of its 17-inch LCD monitor panels by US$5-10 each quarter, the sources stated.

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