“The Taiwan-based Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., now the world’s No. 1 EMS (electronics manufacturing service) provider, and Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd., an adaptor and connector maker, have jointly snapped up Apple’s contract orders for iPhone headphones from Japan’s FOSTER, according to industry sources,” Steve Chuang reports for CENS.
“FOSTER has been the exclusive maker of iPhone headphones for a while,” Chuang reports. “However, starting in 2011, part of headphones for iPhones will be supplied by the two Taiwanese electronic manufacturers, with Hon Hai making wires and assembling the device, and Cheng Uei producing cords, loudspeakers and control switch modules.”
“Market observers indicated that the switched orders, approximately worth as much as NT$5-10 billion, will bring about considerable growth momentum for Hon Hai and Cheng Uei’ sales in the future,” Chuang reports. “Noteworthily, Cheng Uei is expected to see its sales to Apple markedly surge 50% in 2011, because the firm will also supply iPad chargers and flexible substrates used in iPhone headphone control switches to the client in the year, in addition to the aforementioned headphone parts. In response to the rapidly growing business with Apple, Cheng Uei has kicked off output expansion in its factories in China.”
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[Attribution: BGR. Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Lynn W.” for the heads up.]