At the same time, demand for LCD panels remains high thanks to strong sales of TVs, computers, and other devices supporting the stay-at-home economy in Europe and North America.
Prices of LCD displays increased this month and will continue rising in March. The report offers some TV panel price data from market research firm Sigmaintell:
China-based research firm Sigmaintell estimates average selling prices (ASP) for 32-inch LCD TV panels to rise by US$3 from February to US$75 in March, and that for 43-inch ones to advance US$5 reaching US$127. Prices for large-size TV panels ranging from 50 to 75 inches are expected to see an average hike of US$7.And there are also predictions about laptop panels:
Sigmaintell estimates the ASP for 21.5-inch LCD modules for monitors may rise by US$3 on month to US$55 in March, compared to a corresponding gain of US$2.5 for 23.8-inch offerings and a hike of US$2 for 27-inch ones.Overall, not really massive increases, but it all adds up as this isn't the only component that's getting more expensive.
It estimates 14-inch HD TN panel modules for Chromebooks may advance by US$1.5-2, and mainstream 14-inch and 15.6-inch IPS panel modules for notebooks could rise by US$1-1.5 in March.