Apple Grabs 60% Of Global Touch Panel Supply

Posted Feb 17, 2011

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has bought close to 60% of the total global touch panel capacity. This is making the supply tight for Apple competitors. Apple has an internal goal of shipping 40 million iPads in 2011. These figures are coming up Apple component suppliers. Now there is a shortage of touch panels. Some of Apple’s touch panel makers include Wintek and TPK. Now HP, Acer, and Samsung are working with smaller touch screen suppliers such as Sintek Photronic, Egalax-empia Technology (EETI), AimCore Technology and J Touch. [DigiTimes]