Fujitsu will invest two billion yen to double its production of 15-inch active matrix LCD screens because the market is set to experience a shortage.
The company said it will make 10,000 monitors a month by next spring but the increase in production will not be enough to satisfy high demand from notebook manufacturers, following warnings earlier this year. Much of the increase is likely to be soaked up by the domestic Japanese market.
Figures from Dataquest and IDC show that sales of notebook machines, many of which use already use active matrix technology, are set to rise between now and next year, but desktop monitors using LCD technology are still perceived as very expensive compared to cathode ray technologies in standard monitors.
Bob Raikes, a director at monitor market research company Meko, said: "Traditionally, Fujitsu has used most of its LCD technology internally. The Japanese market is by far the biggest market because of restrictions of space there. I don?t think this increase in capacity is on a sufficient scale to change the marketplace."
Raikes said Fujitsu has lower manufacturing costs than its competitors because it uses its own technology.
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