Digitimes last week said that Apple iPad delays were caused by Wintek‘s touch-panel production bottlenecks and low yields:

Taiwan-based touch panel supplier Wintek has been blamed for a delay of Apple’s iPad shipments, according to a Chinese-language report on Liberty Times. The report claimed that Wintek is facing a manufacturing bottleneck in its touch panel production, and its low yield rate for touch panels has hampered its shipments to Apple.

Today, however, Wintek is coming to the rescue  of rival touch panel maker, TPK Touch Solutions who are themselves having issues with delayed shipments of iPad touch panels:

Taiwan-based TPK Touch Solutions has seen Apple shift orders for iPad-use projected capacitive touch panels to fellow maker Wintek because of TPK’s delayed shipments, according to industry sources in Taiwan

Confusing.

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