Taipei, April 8, 2009---According to WitsView’s latest forecast, the aggregated monitor shipments of the Top 10 SIs will reach 34 million units in 2Q09, up by 10% QoQ. Following the sluggish shipments in 2H08, they finally started to pick up in 1Q09, thanks to a flurry of inventory restocking and influx of rush orders.
Taipei, April 7, 2009---For Apr09, as downstream clients continue to replenish their inventory and prepare the launch of new models, coupled by the still tight supply of some components, panel prices will remain on an upward trend. Demand for the 40W and below TV panels has been strong, especially in the China local sales.
Taipei, April 7, 2009---In the start of 2009, large-sized panel shipments finally started to show encouraging signs of growth again. Moreover, as inventory in the general supply chain remain low, rush orders continue to be placed, thereby fueling optimism toward the TFT-LCD market outlook.
Taipei, April 3, 2009---Since the emergence of the rush order effect in Feb09, not only has it provided a much-needed boost to the utilization rates of Taiwan’s panel makers, it has also helped ease the growing operational pressure on upstream component makers.
Taipei, April, 15th, 2009 --- The 2008 DRAM chip price dropped more than 85%, while the global DRAM industry has faced more than two years of cyclical downturn, and the consumer demand suddenly froze because of the global financial crisis in 2H08.