Apple has faced a lot of trouble of late in sourcing the components for its iPad so much so that the launch of the device itself is said to have been delayed from late March to early April. It now appears that the scapegoat for this delay has been identified and duly replaced.
Folks at DigiTimes have reported that TPK Touch Solutions – the Taiwanese firm that had bagged the contract for the supply of capacitive touch panels for the iPad has lost its contract to Wintek.
Wintek is currently only in the business of producing small to medium sized LCD panels and is expected to bring in a touch module production line shortly. Foreseeing a spike in iPad demand over the next few months, the company is expected to bring in this additional capacity. Wishful thinking.