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Wistron Corporation
Native name
Public company
Traded as TWSE: 3231[1]
Industry ODM (Original Design Manufacturer)
Founded 30 May 2001 (2001-05-30)
(17 years, 135 days)
Headquarters Republic of China (Taiwan), Taipei
Area served
Offices/operations in Asia, North America, Europe
Key people
Chairman & CSO:Simon Lin
President & CEO:Robert Huang
Products Notebook PCs
Desktop systems
Server and Storage systems
IA (information appliances)
Handheld devides
Networking and Communication products
Services Design, manufacturing and after-salessupport services
Revenue 2016: US$ 20.4B; NT$ 659.4B
Number of employees
83,278 (2017)
Subsidiaries AOpen
Wistron NewWeb ([1])
Wistron ITS ([2])
Wiwynn ([3])
Website www.wistron.com

Wistron Corporation (Chinese: 緯創資通股份有限公司; pinyin: Wěichuàng Zītōng Gǔfèn Yǒuxiàn Gōngsī) is a major original design manufacturer in Taiwan. It was the manufacturing arm of Acer Inc. before being spun off in 2000.

Wistron employs over 80,000 people worldwide.[2] As an ODM (original design manufacturer) Wistron designs and manufactures products for other companies to sell under their own brand name. Wistron focuses on ICT (information and communication technology) products, including notebook PCs, desktop PCs, servers, storage, LCD TVs, handheld devices, and devices and equipment for medical applications. Wistron provides a variety of technology services within the design, manufacturing, and after-sales service functions tailored to meet customers' specific requirements. [3]

In July 2011, Wistron and Microsoft entered into an agreement that offered coverage under Microsoft's exclusive rights portfolio for Wistron products including tablets, mobile phones and other devices running the Chrome OS or Android platform.[4] In September 2011, Wistron signed a patent licensing agreement with Intellectual Ventures.[5]

Wistron Smartbook

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  1. ^ Google Finance
  2. ^ "Latest Annual Report".
  3. ^ "Wistron – Global Operations". Wistron. Archived from the original on 19 April 2009. Retrieved 24 August 2009.
  4. ^ "Microsoft and Wistron Sign Patent Agreement: Agreement will cover Wistron's Android tablets, smartphones and e-readers". microsoft.com. 2011. Retrieved 20 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Wistron Corporation and Intellectual Ventures Sign License Agreement". prnewswire.com. 2011. Retrieved 23 September 2011.

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