LCD display prices may rise a bit in May

Posted on Saturday, April 14 2007 @ 12:49 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
DigiTimes heard monitor prices may rise in May:
Monitor vendors have admitted that rising panel prices – which have gone up US$2-5 since the beginning of April – are heaping pressure on them, but they remain conservative about adjusting their monitor prices upwards at present.

Acer said it is unlikely to up its monitor prices now. But if panel prices continue to rise it will be inevitable to raise its monitor prices, it said.

Sources with Samsung Electronics said the Korean vendor has yet to decide whether it will increase its monitor prices. But it will not rule out doing so if panel prices continue rising, the sources said.

BenQ said it will take 1-1.5 months for the prices on the terminal market to reflect the rising panel costs in April. BenQ said its currently available monitors have been on the market for quite some time, and therefore it has no plans to raise the prices in the near term.

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