Quanta Computer, a leading contract maker of electronics, denied rumours about extraordinary low yields of Apple’s Watch devices. The company said that it had to borrow workers from other companies in a bid to start mass production of the device on time, which affected yields.
CC Leung, vice chairman of Quanta, said in a statement published by DigiTimes that the company had asked employees of Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) to assist Quanta Computer to assemble the device because of labour shortages during the Lunar New Year holidays.
Due to the fact that Quanta had to borrow manpower from another manufacturer, yields of Apple Watch were lower than normal. However, since there is no employee shortage today, the yields of all products that Quanta makes for clients are sufficient. Mr. Leung reportedly indicated.
“[The client’s] wearable device is no longer a challenge to Quanta in both technology and quality,” said the vice chairman.
If the yields of Apple Watch have improved dramatically, it means that Apple will be able to increase shipments of such devices to end-users.
Apple did not comment on the news-story.
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KitGuru Says: If comments from Quanta are true, availability of Apple Watch should improve in the coming weeks.