Average Price of Large TFT LCD Panels Remained Flat in August

AUSTIN, TX-DisplaySearch has reported shipments of large TFT LCD shipments reached 36.3 million units and 5.0 million square meters in its Monthly TFT LCD shipment database for August 2007. The prior estimate for August included some intra-company shipments, which have been corrected in the monthly report. Revenues from panels larger than 10 inches increased 8 percent M/M and 46 percent Y/Y to $6.7 billion in August. The average unit price rose 3 percent M/M and 7 percent Y/Y with the average large panel size growing 1 percent M/M and 13 percent Y/Y. The average revenue per square foot of display area remained flat M/M, but fell 7 percent Y/Y to US$125 in August. This decline was less than the historical average, indicating strong demand for large panels. Total sales of large and small panels for all suppliers tracked in the report increased 8 percent M/M and 45 percent Y/Y to $7.2 billion in August. Shipments of large and small panels increased 15 percent M/M and 65 percent Y/Y to 95.1 million units.

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