Panel manufacturers’ fab utilization rate was 58% in September—a record low. Limited panel production is forecast to lead to healthy inventory levels in 4Q22 for panel manufacturers. Fab utilization is expected to recover above 70% in 1H23.
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Principal Analyst, Display Fab Management & Korea Display
Alex Kang covers LCD and OLED manufacturers' fab, production, and inventory management as well as overall Korea display industry trends.
Alex joined Omdia in 2005 and has carried out multiple projects for players in the display industry as well as government entities. He has led numerous projects, including feasibility studies of investment, marketability forecasts of emerging technologies, establishment of business cluster development strategy, and long-term LCD and OLED market volume and pricing forecasts. This experience has provided him with extensive network capability in the display panel market and in-depth knowledge of the supply chain. Alex received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Hanyang University in Seoul, Korea.
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