Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Tues - Strong demand for flat-screen TV's leads to shortage

Stronger-than-anticipated demand for large-size flat-screen TVs has led to a significant shortage of the big LCD flat panels that are their main component.

Despite concerns that rapid growth in LCD production capacity would lead to an oversupply of panels, there seems to now be a shortage of around 15-30% according to Sharp, the world’s largest maker of LCD TVs.

Shame, that could mean large flat-panel TV's will remain expensive for longer than they needed to.

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