DECLINING PROFIT: A dissatisfying yield of casings delayed the shipments of partly assembled iPhones to Pegatron, which had a major impact on the firm, a source said
Date: Dec 07, 2017
By: Lauly Li / Staff reporter
Casetek Holding Ltd (鎧勝), Pegatron Corp’s (和碩) metal casings subsidiary, is expected to enter the supply chain for Apple Inc’s iPhones next year, after years of preparation, a source said yesterday.
“Pegatron’s strong capability to assemble ‘thousands’ of components and integrate systems will help Casetek to deliver handset casing that combine glass and aluminum alloys,” a person familiar with the matter told a small group of reporters on condition of anonymity.
Casetek supplies metal casings for Apple’s iPads and MacBooks. It has expressed interest in expanding its presence in the Apple supply chain for years.
The source said Casetek’s orders came after the US company’s metal casing suppliers encountered harder-than-expected issues with production this year after Apple changed its casing materials, using glass for the front and back covers with an aluminum alloy to support the frame of the casing. [FULL STORY]