Monday, September 5, 2011

Taiwan enterprises gains huge megapixel lens order for iPhone 5

We have heard before that Largan Precision could become the main supplier of eight-megapixel lens modules for Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5. Now a report today from Taiwan Economic News claims that not anohter Taiwan enterprise Genius Electronic Optical Co., Ltd will will sharing this huge order with Largan.

    “The two companies are reported to continue supplying lenses for Apple’s newest iPhone 5 with an 8-megapixel camera. With relatively higher production yield, Largan, commanding nearly 20% of the global market, will reportedly garner a big order from Apple.”
Genius and Largan both supplied Apple with lens modules for the iPhone 4, whose orders even took Genius out of operating losses into profitability. Today’s report claims the two companies will compete and work together as they continue to share Apple has one of their largest customers for the upcoming next-gen iPhone.

It’s not surprising that Apple continues to source parts from multiple suppliers. Just this morning a report from Macotakara says Foxconn and Pegatron have both begun production of next-gen iPhones. This is a move that is common for the company in an attempt to create competition amongst suppliers, drive down prices, and increase production quality while reducing risk. Additionally, this morning Deutsche Telekom in Germany began quietly accepting iPhone 5 pre-orders from existing customers.
The rumors of iPhone 5 has various versions, the only matter we can confirmed is it will carry a eight-megapixel camera.Meanwhile, there is a sourse claim OmniVision just gained 90% order of CMOS image sensor for iPhone 5.


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