China smartphone players in talks with Taiwan panel makers for supply

China-based smartphone vendors and supply chain makers, in view of tight panel supply, have sent executives to Taiwan to talk with Innolux, AU Optronics (AUO) and Chunghwa Picture Tubes in an attempt to secure sufficient supply, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Vendors include ZTE, Vivo and GiONEE while supply chain makers include touch panel makers Truly Opto-electronics and Jiangxi Holitech Technology, the sources said.

Tight supply is mainly because panel makers have reduced production of smartphone-use panels due to too low prices, the sources indicated.

Last modified onMonday, 06 June 2016 03:00