Research and Markets: ipad Mini Sell-in Shipments May Revise Down to Total ~6-8M Units in 2012 Due to Nissha's Low Yield Rate

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "iPad mini sell-in shipments may revise down to total ~6-8M units in 2012 due to Nissha's low yield rate" report to their offering.

It seems that Nissha is recently suffering low yield rate as a result of their DITO (double-side ITO) pattering process. Also, AUO's iPad mini panel mass production schedule may delay to late August. Apple might have recently increased Foxconn's assembly allocation rate up to -50%.

Key Takeaways:

1. Expecting iPad mini touch panel supply to have potential constraint due to Nissha's low yield rate issue.

2. AUO is likely to delay iPad mini panel volume production schedule to August due to mura issue.

3. Pegatron and Foxconn are projected to supply total 6-8M units of iPad mini in 2012.

Figure: Apple's iPad mini supply chain overview in 2012

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