Short supply expected for 17", 19" & 22" widescreen monitor panels in 2008

While a shortage of 17-inch LCD monitor panels is expected to persist in 2008, the 19-inch widescreen and 22-inch widescreen segments may also run short this year, according to panel makers. Due to gross margin considerations, panel makers are producing medium-size or notebook panels at 5G lines, which may squeeze capacity for the 19-inch widescreen segment. This may worsen the shortage of 19-inch widescreen panels in 2008. The 19-inch widescreen segment is not produced efficiently on a 6G line.

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