Quanta aims for 30% of global market
Jan 24, 2005
Quanta Computer Inc., Taiwan's largest notebook computer maker, is aiming at grabbing a 30 percent share of the world's market this year after cornering 25 percent of the market in 2004, according to Quanta President Barry Lam.
Lam said he is confident that the company can reach the target, which would see the company's production volume reach more than 130 million units, or up 20 millions units over the 2004 level.
In addition to notebooks, Lam said that cellular phones and liquid crystal display televisions will also be the company's major products this year.
Meanwhile, a Quanta research and development center is slated to open in Linkou, Taipei County in May this year, creating more than 7,000 jobs, Lam said.
Following booming business in the fourth quarter of last year, the notebook maker hopes to rack up revenue of over NT$400 billion (US$12.5 billion) for 2005, a Quanta executive said, adding that it chalked up NT$324.52 billion worth of business for the whole of 2004.
Quanta also makes servers, set-top boxes, monitors, optical storage products, mobile phones and liquid crystal display televisions. Apple, Dell, Gateway, Hewlett-Packard, Matsushita Electric Industrial and Sony are among its major customers.
The group has set its total revenue target for 2005 at NT$500 billion.