Compeq Wins iPod Board Contract, Will Begin Production in September

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Date: Tuesday, July 31st, 2007, 11:41
Category: iPod

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Getting back to the iPod, Compeq Manufacturing has apparently signed a contract to produce circuit boards for future Apple iPods.
According to DigiTimes, which cites sources close to the deal, the Taiwanese manufacturer will begin ramping up production of rigid-flex PCBs in August and commence full-scale production come September.
The company is also said to have been validated to produce both the boards and some of the interconnecting parts in the iPhone, adding the firm to a short list of companies that can be used for expanded iPhone production or as a backup should the need arise.
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blackipod.jpg
Getting back to the iPod, Compeq Manufacturing has apparently signed a contract to produce circuit boards for future Apple iPods.
According to DigiTimes, which cites sources close to the deal, the Taiwanese manufacturer will begin ramping up production of rigid-flex PCBs in August and commence full-scale production come September.
The company is also said to have been validated to produce both the boards and some of the interconnecting parts in the iPhone, adding the firm to a short list of companies that can be used for expanded iPhone production or as a backup should the need arise.
Compeq has apparently refrained from comment on the contract but has stated that the rigid-flex boards that have been ordered by Apple and other firms should boost its revenue by more than 50% over the summer.
To date, Apple has never worked with Compeq for parts and relied almost exclusively on Japanese components for the iPhone. No word has been given as to the exact technical specifications of the new iPod boards which will go into production this month.
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