Due to tight supply, NOR flash prices are expected to rise in 2017. On the contrary, 2017 will be a prosperous year for the NAND flash industry after nearly five years of decline.
There has been a worldwide shortage on small-medium size TFT panel supply. Because of this, the price is hiking up and has already raised an average of 200%. The demand for TFT panels is the highest it has been in 20 years. Due to manufacturers cutting back on production, many of the TFT factories have closed their lines and are unlikely to reopen them. These factories are beginning to focus development on AMOLED and will shift production capacities to it.
Virtex-5 excluding Defense-Grade Virtex-5Q and Space-Grade Virtex-5QV FPGAs.
Prices will increase 25% effective March 1, 2017. Customers may place orders at current prices as long as the product is shipped from Xilinx or from Xilinx authorized distributors prior to March 1, 2017.
November 30, 2016 is the other deadline to ensure product is shipped from Xilinx or Xilinx authorized distributors prior to March 1, 2017.
March 1, 2017 marks the date the price increase will take effect.