Monica Chen and Joseph Tsai, reporting for DigiTimes:
The upstream supply chain of Microsoft’s Surface RT has recently
seen the tablet’s orders reduced by half, and with other Windows
RT-based tablet orders also seeing weak performance, sources from
the upstream supply chain believe the new operating system may not
perform as well as expected in the market.
Microsoft originally expected to ship four million Surface RT
devices by the end of 2012, but has recently reduced the orders by
half to only two million units.
Take it with a DigiTimes-size grain of salt (and thus maybe some blood pressure medication as well), but this is the sort of thing DigiTimes often gets right: what’s going on in the component industry right now.
★ Thursday, 29 November 2012