Intel Ties Up with Taiwanese Touch-Panel Suppliers for Supply Source
Jun 13, 2012
At the 2012 Computex Taipei (Taipei International Information Technology Show), held June 5-9 in Taipei, Intel announced its signing of cooperation agreements with local suppliers of touch panels, including TPK Holding Co., Ltd., Wintek Corp., HannsTouch Solution Inc., and Cando Corp., to assure ample supply of 13.3-inch and -larger displays
used in ultrabooks.
Tom Kilroy, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Intel, said at the opening speech that some 35 new ultrabook models will be launched in one month, with another 110 new models to be introduced later. More than 20 Windows 8-OS ultrabooks with Intel`s central processors will be launched soon, he added.
Industry sources said that the "Wintel" alliance will tie up again in the Win8 touch notebook and tablet PCs to take on Apple.
The touch functionality is one of Intel`s focuses in the second-generation ultrabooks. Kilroy announced that Intel has tied up with some Taiwanese touch-panel suppliers to assure ample touch-panel supply over the next few years, to support demand growth from touch-control ultrabooks.
Kilroy also said that Intel did not pay for Taiwanese suppliers` capacities, but set up the cooperation and will help touch-panel partners to procure equipment for making larger-size touch panels.
Intel predicts that the ultrabook will triple or even quintuple demand for touch panels.
Alex Jiang, chairman of TPK, expressed previously of his confidence in the strong demand for larger-size touch panels triggered by the Windows 8 OS.
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