LG Resolves Quality Issues with iPad 2 Display Production [iOS Blog] | Tech NEWS

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Last month, word surfaced that Apple had shifted orders for iPad 2 displays away from LG Display after the company experienced quality issues with its production. The issues were said to be related to an unacceptably high number of panels failing drop testing.



Digitimes now reports that those issues have been resolved, and iPad 2 display panel shipments have returned to normal at LG Display, which is reported to have produced 4 million panels in August.

LG Display (LGD) has seen its LCD panel shipments for Apple’s iPad 2 return to previous levels after solving quality issues, industry sources said. Its shipments of 9.7-inch iPad 2 panels went back up to four million units in August, and will stay at a similar level in September 2011, the sources added.

LGD’s shipments of iPad 2 panels declined siginificantly to 2.5-2.6 million unuits in July from the previous monthly volume of about four million units due to problems with the backlight units (BLUs), prompting Apple to source more from Samsung Electronics and Chimei Innnolux (CMI), the source said.

The report notes that Apple is expected to see shipments of 12-15 million iPad 2 units this quarter, but just last week the site claimed that Foxconn would be producing up to 20 million units this quarter.



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