Taiwan's Pegatron is expecting to grow a whopping 40 percent in 2013. Insiders speaking with China Times have stated that the dramatic increase is directly due to their growing partnership with Apple. Pegatron, the one-time Asus spinoff, currently has three plants manufacturing the iPhone and iPad mini.
According to BrightWire, a business-to-business resource for portfolio managers, Pegatron is expected to expand iPhone and iPad mini manufacturing to four additional plants in 2013. This is an excellent sign that Apple is expecting their next iteration of the iPad mini with a Retina Display to be a hot seller.
Pegatron CEO Cheng Jianzhong said previously that the company's tablet shipments would double to approximately 20 million units in 2013.