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LCD component makers witness decline in sales

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 09 Nov 2008 23:31 User comments (5)

LCD component makers witness decline in sales Suppliers of Liquid-crystal Display (LCD) components have witnessed a decline in sales during October. The decrease is what was expected with an industry-wide downturn which has forced panel makers to cut back productions. After consolidated sales of NT$3.38 billion (US$102.9 million) in September this year, backlight unit (BLU) maker Radiant Opto-Electronics reported a 10% drop in October and a 13.66% on year to NT$3.01 billion.
Radiant did report that its LED BLU shipments to the notebook/netbook segment grew sequentially in October, with LED BLU shipments to large-size notebooks reaching 463,000 units last month. The figure is up from 351,000 units in September. Shipments to medium-size netbooks grew slightly from 687,000 in September to 690,000 in October.

Wah Hong Industrial, an Optical film supplier reported an 17.26% rise in consolidated sales to NT$617 million back in September, and then suffered a decline of 15.7% in consolidated revenues to NT$520 million in October. Wellypower Optronics, a cold cathode fluorescent lamp (CCFL) maker announced that its October consolidated revenues fell 16.5% sequentially and 43.1% on year to NT$423 million.

Wellypower said shipments to the LCD TV segment accounted for 29% of total shipments for October.

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110.11.2008 0:06

The global recession is upon us.

210.11.2008 0:55

not near as bad as Ford at 45% to 50% decrease in sales. The big three are done US tax payers better not get stuck with a bailout bill!

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310.11.2008 12:46

Well, aparrently Obama is going to push the Bush administration to roll out another stimulus package (which we will end up paying for in the long run). Might be for the auto industry - give them the capital they need to realign their business with more eco-friendly production to boost sales. But if by chance the stimulus package is anything like the last one, I'm taking my $1,800 to the store and getting me a TV! will be plasma. Sorry LCD :(

410.11.2008 20:21

Originally posted by iluvendo:
The global recession is upon us.
People are not going to spend money on new tv's when they don't even know if they will have a job in the near future.

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520.11.2008 23:06

The last thing we all need is a global recession to drive prices down. If Plasma/LCD prices come right down, then I may buy one.

I'm sure myself & many others are waiting for new tech developments like OLED, but they aren't big or cheap enough for the consumer market yet.

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