HTC's new high-end models are selling well, but a component shortage could dampen momentum
voice coil motors and ITO films and one says that since last month, HTC has been ordering PCBs and flexible PCBs which are hard to find at the moment in Japan and Taiwan. Producers of these components have been running their production lines to capacity which means that additional orders, like the ones from HTC, are becoming nearly impossible to fill. Insiders in the PCB/FPCB business are putting the blame for the shortage of the HTC Butterfly on other components, which weren't named.
HTC is on the comeback trail and seems to have hit paydirt with the two models. CEO Peter Chou has been optimistic, saying that "the worst for HTC has probably passed. 2013 will not be too bad." We think Chou could be wrong. If HTC can straighten out the component situation, 2013 might turn out great for HTC. A new high-end model with the code name HTC M7 could be shown off next week at CES 2013.
source: Digitimes via UnwiredView