Latest in Apple

Image credit:

Sharp investing $1.2b in expanding smartphone LCD production, Apple fingered as the major client

Vlad Savov
12.17.10
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Apple's practicing its self-imposed rule of supplier polygamy this week and Japan's Nikkei is telling us all about it. It started off on Monday, when we learned that Toshiba's throwing down some cash to build a new smartphone display production plant, with Apple as the key investor and subsequent consumer, and today we're hearing pretty much the same story, only with Sharp playing the role of Japanese producer to Apple's hardware whims. A "large portion" of the $1.2 billion cost -- identical to what Toshiba's said to be spending -- of expanding Sharp's Kameyama factory is expected to be shouldered by Jobs' cash-rich crew, a postulation also confirmed by Reuters, who's managed to dig up a pair of sources agreeing with the Nikkei. Our Japanese team reports that Sharp has made its expansion plans official, but obviously there's nary a peep about any Apple connection, while DigiTimes says Toshiba has outright denied any involvement with Cupertino. Guess we'll just have to wait for the iPhone 7 teardowns to find out.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Hillary Clinton is launching her own podcast

Hillary Clinton is launching her own podcast

View
Amazon's 'Tales from the Loop' trailer is a moving Stålenhag painting

Amazon's 'Tales from the Loop' trailer is a moving Stålenhag painting

View
The Morning After: Meeting Citroën's tiny two-seater EV

The Morning After: Meeting Citroën's tiny two-seater EV

View
The rise of cloud computing has had a smaller climate impact than feared

The rise of cloud computing has had a smaller climate impact than feared

View
Geneva Motor Show canceled over coronavirus fears

Geneva Motor Show canceled over coronavirus fears

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr