“LG Display (LGD) reportedly has lost some 9.7-inch iPad 2 panel orders to Samsug Electronics and Chimei Innolux (CMI) after its recent shipments to Apple experienced quality issues, according to industry sources,” Max Wang and Joy Wan report for DigiTimes.
“LGD’s July panel shipments for the Apple tablets were one million units short of its original mothly goal. LGD’s overall revenues for third-quarter 2011 are likely to be affected, the sources added,” Wang and Wan report. “LGD, as the largest panel supplier for the iPad 2, began using its 6G LCD plant to produce 9.7-inch panels for the Apple tablets in second-quarter 2011. The maker originally planned to enhance the panels’ monthly supply to nearly four million units in third-quarter from around three million units in the second quarter.”
Wang and Wan report, “But quality issues with the LGD panels for the iPad 2 have disrupted the maker’s production pace and have caused Apple to suspend new orders for the maker, the sources claimed. Apple has turned to Samsung and CMI to meet its demand.”
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