LONDON Jan 20 Taiwanese component maker Hon Hai
(2317.TW), Korean LCD screen maker LG Display (034220.KS) and
chipmaker Samsung (005930.KS) are likely key suppliers for
Apple's (AAPL.O) eagerly awaited tablet computer, UBS said.
The bank said Hon Hai, the world's largest maker of
electronic components, might manufacture the tablet, a connected
device bigger than a smartphone but smaller than a netbook that
Apple is expected to launch next week. [ID:nN18188775]
The display will likely come from LG Display or possibly AU
Optronics (2409.TW), UBS said in a note on Wednesday, and
Samsung will probably manufacture the application processor on
"An Apple tablet rollout being expected, key will be timing
and price points, in order to assess how material it could be
for suppliers," UBS said.
UBS mentioned Broadcom BRCM.O, Cheng Uei (2392.TW), Wintek
2384.TW, Sintek (3049.TW), TPK Solutions, Simplo (6121.TWO),
Dynapack (3211.TWO) as possible suppliers of other parts.
Earlier this month, sources familiar with the situation told
Reuters companies including AVY Precision Technology (5392.TWO),
TPK and Wintek would be suppliers for the tablet and said
touchscreen panels were already being shipped. [ID:nN08144632].
(Reporting by Georgina Prodhan; Editing by Hans Peters)