DigiTimes: Microsoft Halves Surface RT Component Orders

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