LG, Samsung and Sharp to share the burden of the next iPad high-res screen supply

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LG, Samsung and Sharp to share the burden of the next iPad high-res screen supply
Apple reportedly had issues with the price at which the high-resolution 2048x1536 pixel screens for the iPad 3 are coming from Sharp, but neither LG nor Samsung could supply enough of those with the needed quality by themselves.

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.

source: Digitimes

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