Friday, December 17, 2010

Apple Overlooks AMOLED for iPad Due to Insufficient Supplies?

Panel makers say a major reason Apple will overlook AMOLED for the iPad is due to insufficient supplies, according to a DigiTimes report.

With backlight unit (BLU) makers set to be suppliers for the second generation of iPad, AMOLED will still be unable to enter Apple's supply chain. Panel makers have noted that a major reason for Apple to overlook AMOLED for iPads is insufficient supplies. SMD's current capacity for 2- to 4.2-inch AMOLED panels are not enough to meet the demand from Samsung's Galaxy-S, Google Nexus-S, Nokia and HTC.

Moreover, the current AMOLED technology is not suitable for volume production of 7- to 11-inch tablet PC panels, and the mass production cost will not be able to compete with TFT-LCD panels.

Apple is expected to produce the iPad 2 is quantities topping six million units a month.

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