May 24, 2024
Japan Display in Talks With Apple to Build $1.7 Billion Display Factory

Japan Display in Talks With Apple to Build $1.7 Billion Display Factory

Posted February 20, 2015 at 5:05pm by iClarified
Japan Display Inc is in talks with Apple to build a plant that would supply the company with screens for its next generation devices. It wants Apple to invest in the project which would likely make it the primary supplier of the displays for the iPhone.

Japan Display wants Apple to shoulder much of the expected 200 billion yen ($1.7 billion) investment in the plant, which aims to be in operation next year, the source said on condition of anonymity as the talks remain confidential.

When asked to comment on the matter, Japan Display said it was constantly pursuing opportunities but "no formal decision has been made regarding any matter that we need to disclose".


A source said the mostly likely site for the plan is in Ishikawa, located in central Japan. It would have a higher capacity than an existing plant in Mobara which makes 50,000 1.50mx1.85m sheets for iPhone 6 displays.

Last year, CEO Shuichi Otsuka said the company needed a new plant as it was nearing full capacity.

Apple has entered this type of investment in the past; however, its most recent investment in purchasing a facility to make sapphire crystal ended spectacularly after GT Advanced failed to meet production goals and subsequently declared bankruptcy.

Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, or RSS for updates.


Read More


Japan Display in Talks With Apple to Build $1.7 Billion Display Factory
Add Comment
Would you like to be notified when someone replies or adds a new comment?
Yes (All Threads)
Yes (This Thread Only)
No
iClarified Icon
Notifications
Would you like to be notified when we post a new Apple news article or tutorial?
Yes
No
Comments (6)
You must login or register to add a comment...
justabrake
justabrake - February 20, 2015 at 5:29pm
Where are the American jobs apple ?
Ren
Ren - February 20, 2015 at 6:06pm
Mexicans
gamerscul9870
gamerscul9870 - February 20, 2015 at 6:59pm
Jk it's not anywhere but chose to be done in Japan.
Adam
Adam - February 21, 2015 at 2:38am
They tried with GT Advance and look what happened?
american greed
american greed - February 21, 2015 at 9:24pm
I believe you will see the results of US jobs on the TV show called : American Greed LOL
gamerscul9870
gamerscul9870 - February 21, 2015 at 11:23pm
But which companies. That's the question.
Recent. Read the latest Apple News.
RECENT
Tutorials. Help is here.
TUTORIALS
Where to Download macOS Monterey
Where to Download macOS Ventura
AppleTV Firmware Download Locations
Where To Download iPad Firmware Files From
Where To Download iPhone Firmware Files From
Deals. Save on Apple devices and accessories.
DEALS