LG denies layoffs in its mobile deivision, corrects quality problems with Apple iPad 2 panels
Speaking of LG, last month we reported that the company had lost its status as the lead supplier of LCD panels for the Apple iPad 2 because of problems with the quality of the screens. According to the story at the time, LG's panel had failed a "drop test" and had problems with the backlight. As a result, the company had shipped between 2.5 million to 2.6 million units in July, short of the 4 million expected by Apple. As a result, the Cupertino based firm turned to its other suppliers to make up the difference. In July, Samsung had shipped 2 million panels and Chimei Innnolux (CMI) delievered 450,000-500,000 panels.
According to a new report from DigiTimes, LG has corrected the problems with the screens and is now back to providing Apple with the number of 9.7 inch LCD panels it had before the quality issues had popped up. This comes just in time as Apple plans on shipping 12 million to 15 million units of the iPad 2 in the third quarter which should benefit all the suppliers of the tablet.
Despite all of the business from Apple, LG is said to have cut production in the division that produces LCD panels because of slipping sales of LCD televisions and notebook computers. Still, thanks to Apple, the factory is still humming.
source: Reuters, DigiTimes via BGR
1. BobbyTaba (Posts: 316; Member since: 11 Aug 2010)
If they wanna stop their losses they got to be creative and stop copying Samsung software. Most people don't even like touchwiz anyway. They gotta be creative or copy HTC sense
2. ericlericl (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Sep 2011)
Apple should not use lg! I have not had a single lg product that has worked!
3. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
maybe they go to lg because then can't go to samsung
6. lubba (Posts: 1311; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
LG execs, why are you so dumb! Trying to cash in on android alone? Stupid,stupid, stupid! Why I say? Look at Motorola. They thought their droid phones was the bomb and not realizing the competition began to lose financially per year for how many years now. All of a sudden ceo Motorola Sanjay decides they may consider wp7 as a second portfolio but was seduced by google billion dollar buyout a week later. Stupid! Three stupid companies trying to cash in on android; Motorola, SE, now samsung and LG. Friends, the only smart asian company out there is HTC. They have both android and wp7 in their portfolio and makes almost equal amount of products. Add to their unique sense UI, excellent hardware and software, they will have continued financial growth year after year. You see HTC Smart business one portfolio to back the other in any case.
7. lubba (Posts: 1311; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
Warren Buffett says pit your stocks in different portfolios, from high to low risk.
8. rumorstopper (unregistered)
@lubba - Are you sure you know what you are talking about? LG has had Wp7 as long as HTC (Quantum - AT&T)... There is such a small demand for Wp7 that I don't see how this matters much anyways. Apple sales are dropping fast in the US with an increase in demand for Android handsets. Customers are bored with the iOS and want better hardware features that can only be found on open source Android phones....
9. Micro (unregistered)
Its very difficult time for LG to capture market....last year sept CEO resign.......before 2 months ago UK marketing head resigned......recently In china closed bejing center...ppl have much more belief on samsung nowdays performing very well........i think lg will do layoff