Quanta Computer

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Quanta Computer, Inc.
Traded asTWSE: 2382
ISINTW0002382009 Edit this on Wikidata
IndustryComputer hardware
FoundedTaipei, Taiwan
1988; 32 years ago (1988)
HeadquartersTaoyuan City, Taiwan 25°2′59.8″N 121°22′30.8″E / 25.049944°N 121.375222°E / 25.049944; 121.375222Coordinates: 25°2′59.8″N 121°22′30.8″E / 25.049944°N 121.375222°E / 25.049944; 121.375222
Key people
Barry Lam, Founder, CEO
ProductsNotebooks, Smartphones, Servers, Digital televisions, and others
RevenueIncrease US$27.8 billion (2014)
591,000,000 United States dollar[1] (2010) Edit this on Wikidata
Number of employees
over 70,000 worldwide[2]
ParentQuanta Group Edit this on Wikidata
Quanta Computer Building Gate in Hwa Ya Technology Park

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.,[3] Alienware, Amazon.com, Cisco, Fujitsu, Gericom, Lenovo, LG, Maxdata, MPC, BlackBerry Ltd, Sharp Corporation, Siemens AG, Sony, Sun Microsystems, Toshiba, Verizon Wireless, and Vizio.[citation needed] It was founded in 1988 by Barry Lam, who 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.[4]

Quanta Research title at COSCUP

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.[5] 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.

In 2011, Quanta designed servers in conjunction with Facebook as part of the Open Compute Project.[6]

It was estimated that Quanta had a 31% worldwide market share of notebook computers in the first quarter of 2008.[7]



Subsidiaries of Quanta Computer include:[11]

  • 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.
  • Techman Robot Inc. - world's second largest manufacturer of cobots after Universal Robots[12]

Major facilities[edit]

Quanta Shanghai Manufacturing City (QSMC)

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.

Court case[edit]

In 2008, LG Electronics sued Quanta Computer company for patent infringement, when Quanta used Intel components with non Intel components.[13] 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.


  1. ^ http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/global500/2011/snapshots/11317.html.
  2. ^ "Quanta Computer". Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  3. ^ Lander, Mark (25 Mar 2002). "Taiwan Maker of Notebook PC's Thrives Quietly". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 7 February 2011. Retrieved 7 February 2011.
  4. ^ "QUANTA COMPUTER INC (2382:Taiwan): Company Description - Businessweek". investing.businessweek.com. Retrieved 12 October 2012.
  5. ^ Nystedt, Dan. "One million OLPC laptop orders confirmed". Network World. Archived from the original on 15 May 2011. Retrieved 7 February 2011.
  6. ^ Hachman, Mark (7 April 2011). "Facebook Launches 'Open Compute Initiative' Servers". PC Magazine.
  7. ^ "Quanta remained number one notebook OEM in 1Q08, says DisplaySearch". DigiTimes. 27 June 2008.
  8. ^ Ali, Zara (2017-07-25). "Apple Watch Series 3 Likely To Launch in Fall 2017 Raising Revenue for Quanta Computer". Wccftech. Retrieved 2018-02-01.
  9. ^ Truta, Filip. "12-inch MacBook Air Launching in Q1, Quanta Ramps Up Manufacturing". softpedia. Retrieved 2018-02-01.
  10. ^ "Macbook Pro lifts Quanta's Q1 revenue, but forex losses hit bottom line - Nikkei Asian Review". Nikkei Asian Review. Retrieved 2018-02-01.
  11. ^ "(English Translation of Consolidated Financial Statements and Report Originally Issued in Chinese) QUANTA COMPUTER INC. AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS" (PDF). Quanta Computer Inc. p. 12. Archived (PDF) from the original on 1 October 2018. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  12. ^ Huang, Elaine. "This Made-in-Taiwan Robot Is Drawing International Attention". english.cw.com.tw. CommonWealth. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  13. ^ Staff, LII (7 January 2008). "Quanta Computer, Inc. v. LG Electronics, Inc. (06-937)". Retrieved 16 January 2017.

External links[edit]