Apple's recent recall of PowerBook batteries may benefit battery manufacturers in Taiwan.

The recalled batteries were developed by South Korean firm LG Chem; it would seem likely that Apple will not be putting any more business in the way of that company.

Two Taiwan-based lithium-battery specialists are likely to get the business, writes DigiTimes. DynaPack is already making batteries for Apple PowerBooks, and Simplo has secured a contract with Apple and will start to ship batteries by the end of the year.

The PowerBook batteries are being recalled because they can overheat and cause a fire risk. Full details of affected models, serial numbers and the procedure for establishing if your Mac is affected have been made available on Apple's online support pages.