Taipei, Sept. 6, 2011 (CENS)--With the upcoming iPad 3 to feature a thinner, lighter battery module that is widely believed to be priced 20-30% higher than iPad 2's, Simplo Technology Co. and Dynapack International Technology Corp., both Apple Inc.'s contract suppliers of iPad and Macbook battery packs, will hence secure a surefire profit drive for the near future.
Institutional investors pointed out that the battery pack for iPad 3, scheduled to be massively produced in the first quarter of next year, has been redesigned to be thinner and lighter with a longer service life than iPad 2 edition's.
Furthermore, the new battery pack will also be required to meet CTIA IEEE 1625 standard for better quality and safety reliability, a trend that has been commonly seen nowadays, especially in the U.S. For example, consumer electronic devices with coming ordinary battery packs are banned by AT&T, the country's largest service provider, from sales on its product shelf as well as from its mobile network services, until with IEEE1625-certificated battery packs.
Therefore, iPad 3 battery module will call for advanced technologies, selling for a higher price to benefit Simplo and Dynapack for sure, especially when the two companies have had their battery packs pass the IEEE 1625 test as the only two battery makers in Taiwan for the moment.
Riding on increasing sales of iPad 2, institutional investors noted, both Simplo and Dynapack will see their sales revenues for the third quarter of this year surge 10-15% from a quarter earlier. With iPad 3 battery packs said to be delivered starting in the fourth quarter, the two companies are likely to record new highs in revenues for the quarter.
In fact, the industry's prosperity driven by tablet PCs so far this year has been confirmed by Simplo's chairman Raymond Sung, who said at an investor conference that his company's annual revenue for the year is estimated to shoot up 20%, with the growth mainly led by shipments of tablet PC battery packs. The boom, he predicted, will linger into next year.
(by Steve Chuang)