REGAINING GLORY:Pegatron chairman Tung Tsu-hsien said Taiwan has the chance to play an active and important role in the worldwide supply chain for smart devices
Date: Dec 16, 2015
By: Lisa Wang / Staff reporter
Apple Inc is expected to leverage Taiwan’s display talents and technologies by establishing
a display production laboratory in Taiwan, which could pave the way for Taiwanese LCD panel makers to secure new orders from the US electronics giant, an IHS Technology analyst said yesterday.
“It makes a lot of sense for Apple to open a display production lab in Taiwan, since the company has built similar labs in South Korea and Japan, where its main display suppliers are based,” IHS Technology director David Hsieh (謝勤益) said by telephone.
“We believe Taiwan’s display talents and strong technological capabilities are the reason why Apple chose to open a lab here to develop next-generation display technologies,” Hsieh said. “One of the possibilities is that Apple could work with local panel companies to develop organic LED [OLED] panels for new-generation iPhones.” [FULL STORY]