LCD panel pricing up 2% in April 2007

Average pricing for LCD panels used in desktop PC monitors has increased by 2% already in April 2007 compared to March 2007, while notebook LCD panels have risen by 1%. Pricing for 17″ desktop PC monitor panels had declined by 19% from October 2006 to March 2007, while tags for both 19″ wide format and standard panel prices decreased by 18% during the same period. The 15.4″ WXGA notebook panel started to experience price reductions starting in December 2006 due to a major slowdown in demand. By March, that panel price has already declined by 12%, iSuppli says.