|Headquarters||Taoyuan City, Taiwan Coordinates:|
|Barry Lam, Founder, CEO|
|Products||Notebooks, Smartphones, Servers, Digital televisions, and others|
|Revenue||US$27.8 billion (2014)|
|591,000,000 United States dollar (2010)|
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., Acer Inc., Alienware, Amazon.com, Cisco, Fujitsu, Gericom, Lenovo, LG, Maxdata, Microsoft, MPC, BlackBerry Ltd, Sharp Corporation, Siemens AG, Sony, Sun Microsystems, Toshiba, Valve Corporation, Verizon Wireless, and Vizio.
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.
The firm was founded in 1988 by Barry Lam, a Shanghai-born businessman who grew up in Hong Kong and received his education in Taiwan, with a starting capital of less than $900,000. A first notebook prototype was completed in November 1988, with factory production beginning in 1990.
Throughout the 1990s, Quanta established contracts with Apple Computers and Gateway, among others, opening an after-sales office in California in 1991 and another one in Augsburg, Germany in 1994. In 1996, Quanta signed a contract with Dell, making the firm Quanta's largest customer at the time.
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.
- RoyalTek International - In January 2006, RoyalTek became a member of the Quanta Inc.. This allows Quanta to create a top-down integration of technology and manufacturing, and we now have manufacturing factories in Taiwan and Shanghai.
Techman Robot Inc.
Techman Robot Inc. is a cobot manufacturer founded by Quanta in 2016. It is based in Taoyuan's Hwa Ya Technology Park. It is the world's second largest manufacturer of cobots after Universal Robots.
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.
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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