LG, Samsung and Sharp to share the burden of the next iPad high-res screen supply
A Solomonic decision has been implemented, it seems, as those know-it-all "industry supply sources" indicate that all three companies have been anointed with the rights to be a screen supplier for the next iPad.
As has become customary, LG will carry the lion's share of orders, followed by Samsung, with Sharp as the potential runner-up if it proves itself on the production line (or if the Apple-Samsung quarrel takes turn for the worse).
One of the reasons for the tablet to be delayed until next year was the need for additional backlighting to make the high-res display justice. It is now reported that the Taiwanese Radiant Opto-Electronics will be the backlight unit supplier for all of Samsung's screen production, half of LG's, and some of Sharp's, which has its own Japanese supplier as well.
1. kainy (Posts: 165; Member since: 10 Aug 2011)
Wow ... that means that iPad 3 will have 3 companies making 3 screens for one device ... could that result in many faulty units like the Samsung Galaxy S2 in Vietnam?
2. ryq (unregistered)
apple have no choice but to continue buying from lg and samsung. sharp , just like most japanese companies, makes very expensive goods that's why japanese elctronic industries are closing one by one.
3. cheetah2k (Posts: 869; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)
I think more to the point, Apple has a very limited choice in suppliers of "quality" screens.....
5. Boti95 (Posts: 162; Member since: 05 Sep 2010)
HE HE Guess what b!tches! STEVE JOBS RESIGNED! HE HE Guess he couldnt take the competition.