Taiwan-based touch panel supplier Wintek has been blamed for a delay of iPad shipments, according to a Chinese-language report on the “Liberty Times.”
Actually, the WiFi only version goes on sale April 3. All Apple originally said was they’re go on sale in late March.
The “Liberty Times” 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. However, according to “DigiTimes” (http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20100319PB202.html), in response to the report, Wintek, in a statement filed with the Taiwan Stock Exchange said that all of its operations have been running in line with its plans, and it declined to comment on individual clients or particular orders.