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Jeff Lin

About Jeff Lin

Jeff is a Value Chain Analyst at DisplaySearch and specializes in panel sourcing and desktop monitor market analysis.
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Leading Tablet PC Brands Reduce 2013 Targets

We recently pointed out that 2013 would be the year in which smaller tablet PC shipments (especially 7” and 8”) would surpass larger tablet PC shipments (such as 9.7” and 10.1”). Tablet PCs are starting to overlap with larger smart phones, as well as with ultra-slim notebook PCs.  Continue Reading

Double Whammy for LCD Monitor Pricing in Q2’11

While the desktop monitor market is far from the boom market that it once was, it is still a very large market. Even though it is mature, it is not immune to the challenges associated with high-volume, big ticket commodity purchasing. Desktop displays are caught between a rock and a hard place with the upgrade cycle from CRT to LCD essentially complete across the globe, and with only minor demand generated by multi-monitor usage, notebook/monitor bundles, and standard-to-wide upgrades. Monitors are quite necessary in the overall computing landscape and are still a big source of TFT LCD demand, but they have lost control of their own cost structure. Supply/demand dynamics for LCD TV panels have the greatest impact on LCD monitor pricing, and demand from personal computers with embedded displays (like tablets, notebooks, netbooks, and AIOs) affects both the long-term outlook for desktop displays and the near-term pricing for panels.

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