iSuppli: LCD prices to increase

Demand for large-size LCD televisions is increasing rapidly, with panel sales expected to rise by 184% in 2003 to about 4 million units.

Panel makers are boosting production of 30-inch and 32-inch LCD panels to tap the LCD TV market, iSuppli/Stanford Resources said. But those production increases are coming at the expense of smaller-size panels, leading to a general shortfall of LCDs not only for televisions, but also for notebook computers and desktop PC monitors, the research firm said.