Touchscreen display manufacturers will likely face a shortage in materials for thin-film type touchscreen materials for the remainder of the year, a new rumor says.
According to DigiTimes, unnamed industry sources tell them that manufacturers are scrambling for allotment for thin-film type touchscreen materials.
The Taiwanese publication says that the shortage is due to an onslaught of new products from Apple, Microsoft and Samsung.
Apple unveiled the iPhone 5, iPad Mini, a new iMac range, the iPad 4 and a new 13-inch Retina Display MacBook Pro recently.
Meanwhile, Microsoft has released the Microsoft Surface with Windows RT.
According to DigiTimes, the shortage also is caused by an explosion at a chemical plant in Japan.
Samsung, the publication says, has put in “twice the amount of orders it normally does” which is “probably a strategy the company is using to harness materials for its products while leaving its competitors to battle over their orders for the materials.”
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