Due to a large demand on Apple iPad and other products, its oversea manufacture partner, Foxconn, has added new production plants in Chengdu, said to produce an extra 10,000 iPads per day and help to meet demand for the touchscreen tablet during the holiday season.
Foxconn electronic has started “mass production” of the iPad at its new plants in Chengdu, the production line probably will manufacture about 10,000 units per day, according to Taiwanese industry publication Digitimes report, it also mentioned this site is expected to become “a major supply base” in the first quarter of 2011.
The most iPads are produced in Shenzhen, about 2.5 million units as a maximum for each month, and Foxconn plans to setup about 50 iPad production lines at its plants in Chengdu with an annual maximum capacity reaching about 40 million units, the source indicated.
The report also mentioned “iPad 2 is expected to launch by the end of the first quarter of 2011 with Foxconn Precision Component and Foxlink all become component suppliers. Meanwhile, Chimei Innolux (CMI), which is also related to the Foxconn Group, is expected to supply panels for iPad 2.”
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