Wednesday, March 12, 2008

USA Today Says No eInk Display Shortages?

USA Today featured this brief article about ongoing Kindle availability issues. Although it sounded like more of the same, this particular sentence jumped out at me:

There are no apparent shortages in the display technologies that go into e-book readers, says Vinita Jakhanwal, a principal analyst for mobile displays at iSuppli.
I've read it several times now and even after studying the sentence before and after, I'm still having trouble understanding what this means. On the surface, it sounds like the eInk components aren't the bottleneck causing the out-of-stock situation. If not, what is?


Anonymous said...

Could it be the manufacturing process? It's still a pretty new technology, and it hasn't been manufactured in these quantities before. Maybe they're still working out the bugs.