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Tianma to be main supplier of panels for new Asustek notebooks



China-based Tianma Optoelectronics is expected to become the main panel supplier for newly released notebooks from Asustek Computer.

The panel maker supplies Asustek with panels used in smartphones and has now been chosen for notebook panel supply due to its low pricing. Notebook vendors such as Asustek, Microsoft and Sony continue to be concerned over costs and are further considering China panel makers.

Tianma also continues to receive tablet panel orders from Sony for the vendor's large-size tablet lineup and expects orders to remain steady into 2016.

Panel supply chain sources meanwhile said they expect price wars to continue into 2016.

Source: DIGITIMES