According to a Digitimes report, more manufacturers have been added to the iPad 3 supply chain. The device, which is likely to arrive in the spring of 2012, must remain competitive. Due to the rise in tablet computers, Apple has to stay on top of the market.
Here’s a portion of the report:
Taiwan-based IC design houses Novatek Microelectronics, Richtek Technology, Capella Microsystems (Taiwan) and Integrated Memory Logic (iML) have reportedly entered the supply chain for iPad 3, according to industry sources.
Again, tablets are big business right now. Heck, our local Best Buy has a section dedicated to the devices now. Apple wants to stay ahead of the competition by keeping their tablet in stock. If they can pump out more iPads when the iPad 3 comes around, they won’t run into the issue they had with the iPad 2, which was keeping them on shelves (only recently were they no longer on back order direct from Apple).