Taiwan Economic News has a brief report today noting that manufacturers have begun to ship the 8 megapixel camera lens that is expected to appear in the next-generation iPhone 5. The report names Taiwanese companies Largan Precision Co and Genius Electronic Optical Co as the manufacturers who won the orders from Apple.
Global orders for 8 MP mobile-phone cameras are expected to accelerate in the upcoming months. Largan’s CEO Lin En-ping noted that his company had already delivered a large shipment of 8 MP cameras for inclusion in HTC Android phones and expects 8 MP to become the mainstream standard for mobile phones in 2012.
A separate report today from Taiwan Economic News says Apple plans to order 70%-80% of their touchpanels for the iPhone 5 from Taiwan-based TPK Holdings Ltd, the world’s biggest touchpanel maker by output. The report notes the panel maker will also be supplying HTC, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble with touch panels for inclusion in their smartphones and tablet computers in the upcoming quarters.