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Large-Size Panel Shipments Slid by 1.4% in April 2012, Recovery Expected as Tablet PC and Notebook Recovery Demand Rises


May 28th, 2012

Global Information Inc. would like to present a new market research report, "Monthly Tablet Panel and Touch Module Price Book" by TrendForce Corp..

According to WitsView, the panel research division of TrendForce, large-sized panel shipments in Apr-12 amounted to 60.4 million units with MoM regression of 1.4% due to weak demand for TVs, monitors, and regular notebooks.

As other worldwide brands purchase demand stayed flat, overall TV panel shipments in Apr-12 came to 18.56 million units with MoM decline of 5.2% despite inventory preparations for China May 1st Labor Day. Monitor panel shipments reached 15.41 million units with MoM regression of 5.4%, indicating downstream vendors conservative attitude toward inventory restocking. After a strong purchase demand in Mar-12, downstream vendors have slightly decreased stocking, causing 12.1" above regular notebook panel shipments in Apr-12 to fall by 7.9%, amounting to 15.5 million units. As LGD starts to increase their New iPad panel shipments, overall tablet PC panel shipments amounted to 7.69 million units with MoM increase of 33.1% in Apr-12, while Netbook panel shipments came to 3.21 million units with a rising MoM of 17.1%.

WitsView indicates that large-sized panel shipments in May-12 are expected to grow by 6~8% MoM, among which Tablet PC panel shipments are projected to surge the most by 18% MoM. As downstream notebook vendors begin to pile up in preparation for back-to-school season in 2H12, while shipments of new-model Ultrabook installed with Ivy Bridge start rising, regular Notebook panel shipments in May-12 are expected to go up by 10% accordingly. TV panel shipments are projected to increase by 5~6% MoM in May-12.

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The "Monthly Tablet Panel and Touch Module Price Book" information service is based on monthly investigation on the prices of panel and touch module presented in the form of Excel sheet as a complete disclosure of price information regarding products with mainstream size and specifications. In addition to average price, the relative high and low prices of actual market transactions will also be provided in our price investigation report as a more complete reference for our subscribers.

This report also provides the important factors affecting monthly prices such as competition status, introduction of new technology, obtaining orders and even the diversion of supply chain segments through narrative approach. This information will provide readers with a better understanding of the close correlation between price and market through a more complete perspective.


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