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[BBC] Samsung mulls LCD unit spin-off amid falling demand

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Analysts said that while demand had been slow, the manufacturers had also hurt themselves by producing too many units.

"We believe that the LCD segment worldwide is in an over-supply situation," said IDC's Ms Hsu.

She explained that, since supply outstripped demand, the panel makers have had to cut costs in an attempt to attract customers and that has hurt profit margins.

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Great, love this news, really I do... thumb.gif
Edited by _GTech - 2/16/12 at 2:35am
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Thats odd, when I klick the source link I end up on the page "create new thread in hardware news".
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Fix the source please !!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17037742
Edited by alawadhi3000 - 2/16/12 at 2:26am
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Fixed, sorry guys...
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This means cheaper LCD Screens, nobody is excited about that?
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Originally Posted by _GTech View Post

This means cheaper LCD Screens, nobody is excited about that?

How does this mean cheaper LCD panels?
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supply is greater than demand, thus prices go down
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supply is greater than demand, thus prices go down

Supply has been greater than demand for over a year already. This spin-off will not mean lower LCD prices.... it is because of lower margins.


TFT panel pricing and index: www.witsview.com
Edited by DuckieHo - 2/16/12 at 8:57am
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I'm gonna take a guess and say this is the reason behind Samsung's massive OLED investments.
 
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