Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday July 09, 2012

Microsoft Surface Chassis Suffers Low Yields

According to this DigiTimes article, anonymous sources say that Surface chassis production is currently suffering from low yields. The article sounds like a whole lot of speculation and guessing, but rumors are always fun to debate / discuss.

Microsoft reportedly planned to adopt unibody magnesium-aluminum chassis for its Surface tablet PCs originally, but affected by chassis makers' limited capacity, the company has instead turned to adopt a magnesium chassis and use MegVapor technology for surface treatment to allow the device to feature a similar exterior to traditional metal chassis; however, due to the method having a rather low yield rate, is has greatly affected Microsoft in trying to mass produce its new tablet PCs, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.