|Prices for PC-use panels are estimated to rise US$2-5 in July, according to industry sources. Panel makers are requesting a quote increase of US$3-5 for their 17- and 19-inch monitor panels, the sources said. Demand for standard monitor panels continue to be strong in July and panel makers keep raising prices while LG.Philips LCD recently stopped producing 19-inch standard panels at its 7.5-generation (7.5G) plant while still manufacturing 19-inch widescreen panels at the plant, the sources indicated. |
Notebook panel prices are set to increase US$2-3 amid a strong season, the sources added. Notebook makers expect a quote increase for notebook panels in the future, so they are set to procure materials and launch an overbooking scheme, the sources explained. Although the range of average price increase for notebook panels will stay at US$2-3 this month, an unspecific panel maker has offered a US$5 price increase for its notebook panels, the sources said.