Prime View International (PVI) may become a panel supplier for the iPad through its Korea subsidiary Hydis’ fringe-field switching (FFS) technology, “market sources” have told “DigiTimes” (

Other Taiwan-based panel makers, such as AU Optronics, Chimei Innolux Corporation and Chunghwa Picture Tubes, with their VA (vertical alignment) and MVA (multi-domain vertical alignment) technologies, are unlikely to become Apple’s suppliers in the mean time, the article adds. LG Display (LGD) is the major panel supplier for Apple’s iPad, the sources told “DigiTimes.” However, Apple has reportedly recruited more suppliers, including Samsung Electronics, which is starting to ship iPad panels this month. Seiko Epson has also purportedly become a panel supplier for the iPad, and may start shipments in April or May.