SAN DIEGO - Life must be hard for a CFO at a display manufacturer.
Supply and demand naturally fluctuate in any market. But the dramatic swings in the supply of flat-panel displays drives manufacturers and retailers crazy with shortages and surpluses from year to year, said Ross Young, founder and president of DisplaySearch, at his market research company's conference Tuesday in San Diego.
Of the last 11 quarters in which the display industry posted an overall profit, 9 of those quarters were characterized by shortages, Young said. Demand for flat-panel displays has been growing very strongly in the past … Read more