DigiTimes has reportedly identified another iPad parts supplier. This time, Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Coretronic has been pegged to deliver backlighting units (BLUs), starting in the beginning of 2011. Specifically, Coretronic will deliver the units to vendors Chimei Innolux and LG Display.
This rumor suggests that the next-generation iPad will not have an OLED display, and will be fundamentally similar to the backlit, IPS-style LCD it currently uses.
Last month, DigiTimes suggested that Tripod Technology and TTM Technologies will supply at least the initial run of Printed Circuit Boards for the next iPad, while Taiwanese supplier Largan Precision recently filed documents with the Taiwan Stock Exchange noting that it has been selected as the sole lens module supplier for the iPad 2, with shipments beginning in the first quarter of 2011.