Apple starts receiving parts for the Apple iWatch; September launch possible
All three PCB manufacturers are spending serious money to expand production for Apple. Zhen Ding is Apple's largest supplier of printed circuit boards, and is planning on spending $100 million to add production capacity. The company expects to snag orders from Apple, not just for the iWatch, but also for its large-screened Apple iPhone phablet, and the Apple iPhone 6.
Flexium plans on spending $50 million to $66 million to increase production of its mid-range to high-end products. That is expected to lead to a 20% increase in revenue for the company. Carrier will spend $33 million this year, to expand production in Taiwan and China.