Based on a brand new provide chain report, South Korea board maker BH might be supplying over half of the inflexible versatile printed circuit boards (RFPCB) utilized in Apple’s 2022 iPhones launching in September.
Korean tech website The Elec claims that “BH might be supplying mid-50% of the board used, whereas Samsung Electro-Mechanics will provide 30%. Youngpoong Electronics will provide mid-10% of the boards used.
RFPCB is used to attach the principle board to the OLED panel. Being inflexible and versatile permits distributors similar to Apple to design their telephones simpler. The boards additionally sends electrical indicators sooner. It’s costlier element than FPCB.
BH is supplying extra to Apple this yr as Samsung Electro-Mechanics is planning to exit the enterprise inside the subsequent yr.
This implies BH may very well be supplying as much as 70% of the RFPCB utilized in Apple’s iPhones launching in 2022. Youngpoong may additionally see its provide enhance by as much as 30%.”
Lastly, the report famous that “Different PCB makers may enter Apple’s provide chain from the vacuum left by Samsung Electro-Mechanics as effectively. Interflex beforehand provided RFPCB to Apple for iPhone X’s OLED panel and contact display screen panel again in 2017. However the Korean agency was faraway from Cupertino’s suppliers listing as a result of defects in its boards.”