TFT LCD equipment sales to go up 58% to US$13 billion in 2008, DisplaySearch says

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The year 2008 is expected to see sales of equipment used to manufacture TFT LCDs surge 58% to $13 billion, reaching near historic levels not seen since 2004, according to DisplaySearch.According to DisplaySearch vice president of manufacturing research Charles Annis, "Despite dramatic module price declines, inventory build-up, lower fab utilization and macroeconomic concerns that have grown over the past month, only a small percent of the machines scheduled to ship this calendar year for manufacturing equipment-already ordered and are currently being assembled-are at risk of being delayed."

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