Panel makers could face losses this year, despite price rebound

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-04-26
By: Pan Chi-i and Kay Liu, Central News Agency

Taiwan’s display panel sector might face losses this year, even though their product prices are expected to rebound in the coming months, an industry researcher said Tuesday.

Display panel prices are likely to rebound during the second and third quarters, on possible closures of factories operated by South Korea’s Samsung Display and a cut by Chinese manufacturers in production of 32-inch panels, said David Hsieh, senior director for displays at the IHS Technology group.

Hsieh said during the 2016 IHS Taiwan Display Conference on the first day of the two-day event that 32-inch panels are no longer mainstream, while shipments of 40-inch and larger products are on the rise.

He forecast that 55-inch and 65-inch panels will see the most rapid growth during the second half of this year.     [FULL  STORY]

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