The Korea Herald is reporting that Samsung may be asked by Apple to supply liquid-crystal display panels for the iPad 2. According to the paper’s sources, Samsung is currently in negotiations with Apple to supply its LCD screens. The paper goes on to say that Apple is also rumoured to be interested in using Samsung’s Super Plane to Line Switching (PLS) displays, which are designed to deliver more and improved viewing angles. Super PLS displays were first unveiled by Samsung in November last year, with their target market stated as being smartphones and tablet PCs.
When asked about the matter, spokesmen from both Apple and Samsung refused to comment.“Although Samsung is performing well in the smart device market with its Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab, it was probably difficult to ignore Apple’s strong influence in the market,” a source told the Korean Herald. “Samsung did supply a large amount in the semiconductor field to Apple, but it did lag a little behind in displays, which is why becoming the main LCD panel supplier for the iPad 2 would have an impact.”
Source: http://www.koreaherald.com/national/...20110209000831, via 9to5Mac