Sharp and Foxconn Teaming Up for New iPhone Display Plant in China

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Following a March agreement that saw Foxconn and Sharp entering into a partnership to advance LCD technology, Reuters reports on a new article from Japan's Nikkei business newspaper indicating that the two companies are specifically teaming up on a new plant in Chengdu, China to produce displays for the iPhone.
Japan's Sharp Corp will supply technological know-how to Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry Co for a plant in China that will produce panels for Apple Inc's iPhone and other consumer electronics products, the Nikkei business daily said on Thursday. [...]

The Nikkei said that the new technology handover, for which Sharp will receive tens of billions of yen in fees, is aimed at improving quality management at Hon Hai's planned plant in Chengdu.
Apple has been working hard to continue streamlining its supply chain, and closer partnerships between component suppliers such as Sharp and device assemblers like Foxconn will likely help Apple move more quickly and efficiently to the latest technologies for its products.

Sharp was reportedly behind the main force in development of the third-generation iPad's Retina display technology, but quality control issues led to the company being shut out of the initial batch of devices as it sought to bring its production up to Apple's standards. The company has reportedly begun shipping its displays for the new iPad, joining Samsung and LG in efforts to meet Apple's demand.

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WestonHarvey1

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If they were so lousy they wouldn't sell millions of them and wouldn't be the market leader.
The 7000 & 8000 series are gorgeous.
I should have said I meant from a quality control perspective. When you see a good one they're really nice. But far too many come with bands and blotches of yellow or other issues.
 

newagemac

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Ouch for Samsung. This is going to sting pretty bad for them. Their stock has taken a beating lately because of Apple's switch away from Samsung for RAM. And now this comes out. Oh well, they should have known not to bite the hand that feeds them.
 

akbarali.ch

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3x original iPhone

They should bring 1440x960 which is 3x the original iphone. that would be awesome, can someone calculate what would be the ppi.
Is it even possible to do that ?
 

SockRolid

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Almost Rock Solid
Nikkei: "Japan's Sharp Corp will supply technological know-how to Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry Co for a plant in China that will produce panels for Apple Inc's iPhone and other consumer electronics products, the Nikkei business daily said on Thursday. [...]"

Samsung: "... Uh oh ..."
 

Mattie Num Nums

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Ouch for Samsung. This is going to sting pretty bad for them. Their stock has taken a beating lately because of Apple's switch away from Samsung for RAM. And now this comes out. Oh well, they should have known not to bite the hand that feeds them.
Hyperbole. Samsung has more hands feeding it than just Apple.
 

newagemac

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Hyperbole. Samsung has more hands feeding it than just Apple.
Yes, but Apple is the biggest hand feeding it by a pretty large margin. Apple puts up billions of dollars in upfront cash that no one else in the industry could even afford to do if they wanted to right now. To put things in perspective, Samsung would currently be better off financially dropping it's Mobile Division entirely than it would to lose Apple as a customer. That's how important a customer Apple is to Samsung.
 

fertilized-egg

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To put things in perspective, Samsung would currently be better off financially dropping it's Mobile Division entirely than it would to lose Apple as a customer.
I doubt it. The majority of Samsung profit comes from the mobile division. (70%+ in the last quarter)

In fact, in the last quarter someone estimated that Samsung's latest smartphone (Galaxy Note) could've netted more profit than the display division and semiconductor division combined all by itself.
 

Rocketman

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today's other headline story said:
Calling Tim Cook "the master of operational efficiency", the report notes that Cook continues to spur Apple to both streamline and innovate with its manufacturing processes, bankrolling purchases of equipment and other infrastructure with its own money to allow its supply chain and assembly partners to improve efficiency and output.
As I have been emphasizing for several years now, this exceptional strategy started under Jobs and managed and now run by Cook has been responsible for several Apple competitive advantages. First mover advantage (flummoxed), bleeding edge component preferred supply contracts (spot market shortages and delays), Minimal capital costs by emphasizing equity investment over debt finance, or worse, factoring.

Rocketman
 

newagemac

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I doubt it. The majority of Samsung profit comes from the mobile division. (70%+ in the last quarter)

In fact, in the last quarter someone estimated that Samsung's latest smartphone (Galaxy Note) could've netted more profit than the display division and semiconductor division combined all by itself.
There is absolutely no chance this is even slightly correct. Samsung isn't making billions of dollars from their smartphones. Apple is certainly paying the semiconductor division billions and that's not even counting what they are paying the display division.
 

leo76

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I also have source that zenogais mentioned, but any extra information helps.
 
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