August 20, 2011

Japanese customers see little Japanese content in the highly successful Apple iPAd as new trend in electronics starts

“Apple Inc.'s iPad tablet computer consists mostly of electronics parts made by South Korean and Taiwanese companies, according to a report released Wednesday by U.S. research firm iSuppli Corp. ..The report found that the battery is the only of the device's 14 major components that is associated with a Japanese company. But even the battery comes from Hong Kong, where it is built by Amperex Technology Ltd., a TDK Corp. subsidiary.”

Source: iPad Has Almost No Japanese Parts
The Nikkei
Friday, April 9, 2010

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