Despite not setting the world alight with its original offerings – Microsof Surface PCs Tablets, Microsoft is set to continue their foray in the tablet market, according to Digitimes. This information came courtesy of sources from the upstream supply chain.
Microsoft is expected to announce second-generation Surface tablets at the company’s Build Developer Conference scheduled for June 26-28. This time the Company will be targeting the 7- to 9-inch displays range to meet the rising demand for smaller tablet devices, according to the report.Microsoft has reportedly shipped 1.5 million units of its first-generation Surface tablets (one million Surface RT and 500,000 Surface Pro), which is half of its original expectations of 3-4 million units, Aaron Lee and Joseph Tsai report for Digitimes.
“Microsoft retained most of its component suppliers from the first-generation models for the second-generation ones with Pegatron Technology staying as the devices’ manufacturer,” Aaron Lee and Joseph Tsai report. “Chassis are supplied by Ju Teng, switching from China-based Chungnam Precision Casing; displays are supplied by Samsung Electronics and LG Display, glass Corning, batteries LG Chem, processors Intel and Nvidia, keyboards Chicony Electronics and Ko Ja (Cayman) and touch panels TPK and Youngfast, the sources noted. ”