Supply chain
Highlights of the day: Foldable-screen notebooks unlikely at CES

Foldable phones are already a commerical reality, and the market can expect to see more from multiple vendors in 2020. But those who are looking forward to foldable-screen notebooks may have to wait a little longer. Intel reportedly was looking to showcase a 17-inch foldable-screen notebook at the upcoming CES, but decided to drop the plan due to issues with flexible panel supply and immature OS support. But IC design house MediaTek is set to unveil its Dimensity 800 at CES - a 5G SoC for midrange smartphone segments. In the displays market, LCD panel makers may be able to heap a sigh of relief, as prices of TV applications may jump as much as 20% in first-half 2020.

Intel not yet ready to promote foldable-screen notebooks: Intel is unlikely to promote foldable-screen notebooks until after issues such as insufficient flexible panel supply and immature OS support are solved in mid 2020, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

MediaTek to showcase Dimensity 800 5G SoC at CES 2020: MediaTek is set to unveil its second sub-6 GHz 5G SoC, codenamed Dimensity 800, at the upcoming CES 2020 and start delivering the chips in the second quarter of the year.

LCD TV panel prices likely to rise 20% in 1H20: LCD TV panel prices may stage a rally in early 2020 thanks to an improved supply-demand balance, with the upward spiral to continue into the second quarter and quotes for mainstream panel sizes likely to rise about 20%, according to industry sources.

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