Component manufacturers have a fairly accurate idea of the volume of production of final products, especially when it comes to specific components such as hinges that hold the laptop lid.
According to industry of hinges for laptop, more than 20% of all laptop models, developed in the first quarter, are the so-called hybrid model with a touch screen and a detachable unit with a keyboard. This means that for many years laptop manufacturers intended to produce such products. According to reports, their mass production will begin in the current quarter.One in five new laptop model, developed in the first quarter, is classified as hybrids.
Because of the construction, hinges are used in notebook hybrid is several times more expensive than usual. If the normal loop, designed for classic notebook is 0.7-0.8 dollar, more complex in design and manufacture of the loop for a hybrid is worth $2-3.
Interestingly, in order to prevent leakage of technology, most Taiwanese manufacturers releasing more complex and expensive models hinges on local capacities, transferring to China to only release the simple models.