Samsung to supply Apple with iPad screen after LG, Sharp miss requirements, says analyst

“Samsung Electronics Co. will supply the touch screen for Apple Inc.’s new iPad after LG Display Co. and Sharp Corp. didn’t meet the U.S. company’s quality requirements, according to an analyst with iSuppli,” Jun Yang reports for Bloomberg.

“Samsung, the world’s top flat-panel maker, currently is the sole vendor of the display for the 9.7-inch device, said Vinita Jakhanwal, a senior manager at iSuppli, a unit of Englewood, Colorado-based IHS Inc.,” Yang reports. “The supply deal deepens Apple’s partnership with Samsung, which already makes the chips that power the iPhone and iPad, even as the companies sue each other around the world regarding patents.”

Yang reports, “‘The display specifications on the new iPad are very demanding in terms of the very high resolution,’ Jakhanwal said in an e-mail. ‘Achieving this high resolution without compromising on the power consumption and brightness and maintaining Apple’s quality standards are supposedly proving to be a challenge for LG Display and Sharp.’ LG Display and Sharp may start shipping panels for the new iPad in April, said Jakhanwal, who’s based in Santa Clara, California. Apple may want to diversify its sources for the displays because of the lawsuits with Samsung, said Kang Yoon Hum, a Seoul-based analyst at NH Investment & Securities Co.”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Dan K.” and “Brawndo Drinker” for the heads up.]

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17 Comments

  1. “Apple may want to diversify its sources for the displays because of the lawsuits with Samsung, said Kang Yoon Hum, a Seoul-based analyst at NH Investment & Securities Co.”

    That is a ridiculous statement. Apple needs to diversify its sources for displays for multiple reasons – the battle with Samsung is only one of them.

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