40″ and 50″ Panel Supply Tight Till 2015

By Raverstead
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Asian sources expect the supply of 40″ and 50″ TV panels to be short until the end of the year. Suppliers expect to have orders tied up until January 2015. Innolux, for example, is seeing steady orders for UltraHD panels – which represent 30% of its 50″ product mix – from Chinese, Japanese and Korean vendors. The company expects that next year, the price difference between FullHD and UltraHD panels will only be about 10%, with shipments of 30 million units.