Looming Price Hikes, Tight Supply for LCD Driver ICs

Rising demand for internet of things (IoT), automotive electronics and smart home devices are driving foundries to shift some of their 200-mm production from LCD driver ICs to more profitable power management IC (PMIC) and microcontroller (MCU) devices, according to WitsView, a division of TrendForce. The result: panel makers should expect five to 10 percent higher…

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Tight Component Supply Stabilizes LCD Panel Costs

Tighter supply of color filters, polarizers and driver ICs, coupled with strong consumer electronics demand during the holiday stock-up, is slowing production cost reductions for LCD panels, according to WitsView, a division of TrendForce. “As upstream suppliers are less willing to make further price concessions, panel makers are constrained in their cost-cutting efforts,” said WitsView. “In…

Japanese Companies Top LCD Equipment Ranking

New Tripoli, Pa. – The TFT-LCD equipment market has been on a roller coaster ride for the past ten years, as Japanese companies dominate the industry, according to the report LCD Market: Technology Directions and Market Analysis, recently published by The Information Network (www.theinformationnet.com), a New Tripoli, PA-based market research company. AKT, a subsidiary of Applied Materials, was the…