A Touching Display: Flat-Panel Maker Gears Up For Next iPad

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Chinese flat-panel display maker Wintek is on a real-estate buying spree — and it ain't no game of Monopoly.  The company is spending US$13 million to purchase land surrounding its touch-panel plant in Taichung Huanzhong, with plans to expand its manufacturing facilities to be able to produce five and a half million touch screens per month.

Hmm.  Sounds like a next-gen iPad is in the works.  Not surprisingly, Apple's own manufacturing plant in Dongguan is getting ready to crank out three million finished iPads per month.  All of this in preparation for a rumored April 2011 launch of a slimmer, lighter unit with built-in support for CDMA networks.

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