“Thanks to the projected sales boom of Apple Computer Inc. for this year, Taiwan’s leading contract computer manufacturers, including Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Quanta Computer Inc., and Asustek Computer Inc., are expected to enjoy growing orders from the U.S. computer giant,” China Economic News Service (CENS) reports. “Insiders indicated that the total sales volume of Apple’s desktop and notebook personal computers (PCs) is likely to challenge 10 million units for this year, which may help the company return to the world’s ‘top five computer brands’ club… Last year Apple sold about 4.8 million PCs, up 35% from the corresponding volume of a year earlier, and is ambitious to boost the volume to 10 million PCs this year.”
CENS reports, “The statistics compiled by International Data Corp. (IDC) showed that Apple shipped around 2.2 million notebook PCs last year, with 70% of which [were] iBook models. Since Asustek is Apple’s key contractor for iBook PCs, it is expected to deliver three million notebook PCs for Apple this year; and Quanta is estimated to ship a total of two million desktop and notebook PCs to Apple.”
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