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Japan Display is Considering Building a Plant to Supply Smartphone Screens for Apple


News Team
Nov 27, 2012
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According to a fresh report coming from Reuters, it seems that Apple is reportedly in talks to build a $1.7B plant in partnership with Japan Display. Japan Display aims to be the primary supplier of high-tech screens for Apple's wildly popular iPhones, which would also yield high profits for the screen maker.

Reiji Murai with the publication said the following:

"The most likely site for the plant is in Ishikawa, central Japan, the source said. It would have a capacity greater than an existing facility in Mobara, southeast of Tokyo, which makes 50,000 of the 1.5 by 1.85 metre sheets a month for iPhone 6 screens and other uses, he said. Japan Display Chief Executive Shuichi Otsuka said last year that the company needed a new plant as it was reaching capacity at Mobara."

Besides Japan Display, Apple sources iPhone displays from Japanese companies JDI and Sharp, as well as South Korea's LG Display.

Source: Reuters