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Shipments of 8.9-inch-and-larger LCD panels down almost 17% in January, says WitsView

Post Time:Feb 27,2009Classify:Industry NewsView:275

Global shipments of 8.9-inch-and-larger LCD panels reached 22.23 million units in January, down by 16.9% sequentially and down 33.5% on year, according to research firm WitsView.

With panel makers in Taiwan, Japan and China sharply reducing utilization rates, the average inventory level for panels has been maintained at less than three weeks, which means suppliers would not be able to satisfy all rush orders, WitsView said.

Among the three major applications for large-size panels, IT panels (monitor and notebook) had a double-digit shipment decline in January. Taking shipments of 8.9-inch-and-larger netbook panels into account, notebook panel shipments were 6.84 million units in January, down 28.5% sequentially.

With OEM orders continuing to shrink amid weak demand, monitor panel shipments dropped 16.8% sequentially to 8.69 million units in January.

Shipments to the TV segment dropped less compared to the IT segment due to demand generated by the China government's program promoting consumer electronics in rural areas. TV panel shipments decreased merely by 0.8% sequentially in January to 6.71 million units.

In terms of area shipments, shipments in January dropped 9.1% sequentially in January to 3.94 million square meters from 4.33 million square meters in December 2008. The January area shipments dropped 26.5% on an annual basis.

TV panel area shipments dropped by 1.9% to 2.44 million square meters, while area shipments to the monitor and notebook segments respectively declined by 15.2% and 26.2% to 1.06 million and 434,000 square meters.

TFT-LCD panel unit shipments, January 2009 (million)

Application

December 2008

January 2009

M/M

TV

6.76

6.71

(0.8%)

Notebook

9.56

6.84

(28.5%)

Monitor

10.45

8.69

(16.8%)

Total

26.77

22.24

(16.9%)

Source: WitsView, compiled by Digitimes, February 2009

TFT-LCD panel area shipments, January 2009 (million square meters)

Application

December 2008

Jannuary 2009

M/M

TV

2.49

2.44

(1.9%)

Notebook

0.59

0.43

(26.2%)

Monitor

1.26

1.07

(15.2%)

Total

4.34

3.94

(9.1%)

Source: WitsView, compiled by Digitimes, February 2009

Source: DIGITIMESAuthor: shangyi

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