Coronavirus outbreak cut display panel production by 20 percent

Posted on Thursday, Feb 27 2020 @ 16:07 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
DigiTimes reports the global production of display panels is down 20 percent this month due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. Chinese panel makers have major production lines in Wuhan, so pricing of displays is expected to rise as less supply will hit the market.
The epidemic has disrupted productions across almost all ICT sectors, leaving many firms without componets and material supplies. Taiwan-based passive components maker Yageo has disclosed that its MLCC and chip resistor inventory has reached 10-year low levels, and it is mulling raising prices. But firms have not been deterred by the virus from advancing their production technologies. Memory makers Nanya and CXMT are gearing up for 10nm-class chip production.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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