An extremely reliable source explains that there is a drought of LCD monitors in the channel and there seems to be no obvious mirage at the end of the tunnel.

This is apparently attributed to the demand for LCD screens in alternative market sectors, such as mobile phones, PDA and, well, anything including washing-machines where an LCD display is used. It seems that manufacturers of LCD panels prefer, and understandably so, to supply their wares to customers who will pay more than the monitor manufacturers are willing, or are able to.

Read more: The Inquirer.