RECOVERY:The notebook industry is making a turnaround this year, as users have discovered their ‘irreplaceable importance,’ Quanta chairman Barry Lam said
Date: May 13, 2017
By: Lauly Li / Staff reporter
Quanta Computer Inc (廣達), the world’s largest contract notebook computer manufacturer, yesterday said it expects its notebook shipments to rise at least 10 percent this quarter from last quarter, driven by better-than-expected global demand.
“The notebook industry is making a turnaround this year. The growth momentum has picked up compared with the past few years,” Quanta chairman Barry Lam (林百里) told a news conference at the company’s headquarters in New Taipei City’s Linkou District (林口).
Quanta shipped 9.2 million notebooks during the January-to-March quarter, falling only 12.38 percent from the previous quarter’s 10.5 million units instead of more than 20 percent recorded in previous years.
It also represented a nearly 10 percent increase from the 8.4 million units shipped over the same period last year, Quanta said. [FULL STORY]