Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Chimei to start shipping touchpanels to Apple in June

updated 01:30 pm EDT, Fri May 27, 2011

Should streamline iPad 2 production

Chimei Innolux is indeed set to become another Apple touch sensor supplier, and will start shipping parts to Apple in June, industry sources say. The development may help Apple to streamline production of the iPad 2. Chimei is an affiliate of Foxconn, Apple's main manufacturing partner. In combination with Chimei's development of IPS flat panels, Apple should have access to a one-stop shop for iPads, the sources suggest.

Apple currently buys panels from two companies: LG Display, which acts as the primary supplier, and Samsung. The sources add that LG is expected to ship 3 million iPad panels to Apple by the end of the month, up from 2 million in April. By the third quarter of the year, LG could be up to 4 million units per month, according to claims.

Chimei is unlikely to replace either LG or Samsung. Demand for the iPad 2 remains extremely high, and Apple is already facing production difficulties. These include Japanese suppliers hit by a March 11th earthquake, and the aftermath of an explosion at Foxconn's Chengdu iPad plant.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Fugoo Bluetooth speaker

It's rare to find a Bluetooth speaker that can cover a large array of needs. Generally, speakers are wrapped in a desktop-convenient d ...

Epson LW-600P

Label makers are traditionally simple machines that perform a single task which people feel they can either live with or without. In m ...

DXG IronX 5G9V HD action cam

Since the introduction of the GoPro, numerous action cams have come out of the woodwork to tackle the consumer need for camcorders tha ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News