Volgens The Register zal het huidige tekort (en daarmee gepaard gaande hoge prijzen) van TFT schermen aanouden tot 2001, wat langer is dan eerdere verwachtingen:
The Great TFT Shortage will last until the beginning of 2001, according to a poll of Taiwanese manufacturers. They say previous forecasts (that the shortage would be over by Q2 next year) were too optimistic.
Cash-strapped Korean vendors have turned out to be the fly in the ointment for the forecasters. Now they have some money, but they still have to wait in line for semiconductor equipment manufacturerers to supply them with steppers, which are needed for the first stage of the TFT LCD FPD shortage, according to the Commercial Times, of Taiwan.