Electronics Production | September 08, 2008
HP to outsource notebooks to Taiwan makers
Hewlett-Packard (HP) is said to outsource its production of 15.6-inch notebooks to Taiwan notebook makers during 2009. The outsourcing plan is said to reach 13-14 million units.
All otsourcing will be divided between Quanta Computer, Wistron, Inventec and Foxconn. The volume is said to reach a much higher level than HP's notebook average outsourcing in 2008, the report goes on. HP is estimated to outsource the production of 6-7 million units in 2008. Quanta and Wistron jointly secured 10-12 million units of the outsourcing orders, while Inventec and Foxconn are left with another 2 million units. Compal Electronics - which will continue to produce 14.1- and 17-inch notebooks for HP in 2009 - has not been selected for this round of outsourcing contracts.