Among makers of above 12-megapixel smartphone lens modules, only Largan meets Apple's minimum yield rate requirement, according to market rumors. The new factory in Taichung is designed to accommodate monthly production capacity of 600 million lens modules, six times Largan's present capacity, and will start production in October 2017.
Largan says that production at the new facility will ramp up slowly with small volume production beginning at the end of 3Q 2017. CEO Lin En-ping indicated that the factory will be capable of producing large aperture, 3D sensing, and dual or multiple lens modules.
The report suggests that Apple may be moving to a higher megapixel lens next year. Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for updates.