Meanwhile, as we get closer to next month's expected introduction of the Apple iPad mini, some companies like Radiant Opto-Electronics in Taiwan are feeling the financial pressure from the adjustment in inventory Apple is making in preparation of the launch of the smaller tablet. The firm produces backlight units for the full-sized variant of the iPad. DigiTimes reports industry sources as saying that Apple shipped 29 million tablets in the first half of the year, and ordered 32 million panels. But in Q3, Apple is expected to make adjustments to account for the alleged launch of the Apple iPad mini. And this has hurt companies like Radiant which reported a 15% sequential drop in revenue for July. The company expects revenue to fall 5 to 10% in the current quarter as compared to the prior three month period.
source: AppleInsider, DigiTimes