|Traded as||TWSE: 2382|
|Headquarters||Taoyuan City, Taiwan Coordinates:|
|Barry Lam, Founder, CEO|
|Products||Notebooks, Smartphones, Servers, Digital televisions, and others|
|Revenue||US$27.8 billion (2014)|
Number of employees
|over 70,000 worldwide|
Quanta Computer Incorporated (TWSE: 2382) (Chinese: 廣達電腦; pinyin: Guǎngdá Diànnǎo) is a Taiwan-based manufacturer of notebook computers and other electronic hardware. Its customers include Apple Inc., Dell, Hewlett-Packard Inc., Alienware, Amazon.com, Cisco, Fujitsu, Gericom, Lenovo, LG, Maxdata, MPC, BlackBerry Ltd, Sharp Corporation, Siemens AG, Sony, Sun Microsystems, Toshiba, Verizon Wireless, and Vizio. It was founded by Barry Lam in 1988. Lam continues to head the company. Quanta has extended its businesses into enterprise network systems, home entertainment, mobile communication, automotive electronics, and digital home markets. The company also designs, manufactures and markets GPS systems, including handheld GPS, in-car GPS, Bluetooth GPS and GPS with other positioning technologies.
Quanta Computer was announced as the original design manufacturer (ODM) for the XO-1 by the One Laptop per Child project on December 13, 2005, and took an order for one million laptops as of February 16, 2007. In October 2008, it was announced that Acer would phase out Quanta from the production chain, and instead outsource manufacturing of 15 million Aspire One netbooks to Compal Electronics.
It was estimated that Quanta had a 31% worldwide market share of notebook computers in the first quarter of 2008.
Subsidiaries of Quanta Computer include:
- Quanta Cloud Technology Inc - provider of data center hardware.
- FaceVsion Technology Inc - telecommunications, webcam, and electronic products.
- CloudCast Technology Inc - information software and data processing - liquidated in February 2017.
- TWDT Precision Co., Ltd. (TWDT) - 55% ownership, which was sold in June 2016.
Shanghai, China (QSMC) This was the first mainland China plant built by Quanta Computer, in December 2000, to focus on OEM and ODM production and currently employs nearly 30,000 people. Huangjian Tang, Quanta's Chairman for China, manages seven major plants, F1 to F7, two large warehouses, H1 and H2, and the Q-BUS Research and Development facility.
Chongqing, China (QCMC) Built in April 2010. Quanta Computer invested and built a plant in Chongqing, China, the third plant built by Quanta Computer in China.
2010 "Fortune" - the world's top 500 enterprises. Ranked 327
2009 topped the "World Magazine" Benchmarking Enterprise Reputation: Chairman Barry Lam won the "most respected entrepreneurs entrepreneurs" glory
2009 topped the U.S. "Business Week" (Business Week) - "Global Tech 100" Ranked 7
2008 topped the U.S. "Fortune" (Fortune) - "2008 World's most respected enterprises" Ranked 12
In 2008, LG Electronics sued Quanta Computer company for patent infringement, when Quanta used Intel components with non Intel components. The Supreme Court of the United States ruled that LG, who had a patent sharing deal with Intel did not have the right to sue, because Quanta, being a consumer, did not need to abide by patent agreements with Intel and LG.
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