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Old 06-10-2008, 07:50 AM   #1
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PVI screen shipments: the real(?) numbers

Vladimir Levchenko of the MUK company (makers of the lBook - Ukrainian version of Jinke's Hanlin) was quite sceptical of the much touted Evan Schnittman's estimate on Kindle and Reader shipments. He provided his own numbers, reportedly directly from his talks with PVI management.
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Currently PVI produces around 20000* screens per month. Yield is about 63-68% - a very low number. Half of the defective screens is recycled, another half is sold at a $15-$20 discount.
These numbers are much closer to reality.
From the start of production and until April 2008 Lenovo** has shipped approximately 55000 Kindles.
* it's not clear if the number is total production or only screens that passed QA.
** he says Lenovo is part of the FoxConn/HonHai conglomerate.

Well, I'd take this with a grain of salt (he's been wrong in some of his claims before), but these numbers are much more beleivable to me.

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