Apple reportedly adds another backlight maker in iPad 2 production expansion

“Apple continues to add component makers to expand production of the iPad 2, with a new report claiming the company will add a Taiwan-based backlight module maker,” Sam Oliver reports for AppleInsider.

“Taiwan’s Coretronic is rumored to become a supplier for the iPad, DigiTimes reported Wednesday,” Oliver reports. “Coretronic is said to have made 35 percent of backlight units for LED TVs in the first quarter of calendar 2011, and that number is expected to grow to 40 percent.”

Oliver reports, “Wednesday’s latest news is the second report to claim that Apple is adding backlight makers for iPad 2 production. Last month, another story from the Far East claimed that Apple was testing a new supplier in Everlight Electronics.”

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4 Comments

    1. For starters, it shows that iPad demand & production has gotten to the point where the original supplier(s) can no longer produce enough needed parts.

      Also, some readers here are students of the supply stream.

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