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Wistron, Quanta release first-quarter revenue figures

By Elizabeth Tchii  /  STAFF REPORTER

Wistron Corp (緯創) and Quanta Computer Inc (廣達電腦) reported their first-quarter revenues yesterday, but with very different results under the same economic conditions.

For the first three months of the year, Wistron posted revenues of NT$112.52 billion (US$3.34 billion), an increase of NT$25.71 billion, or 29.62 percent, from same period last year.

Of Wistron’s three major product lines, the PC segment demonstrated the largest year-on-year first quarter increase of 143.69 percent, followed by information communication technology products at 36.67 percent.

Last month, the PC contract maker made NT$46.05 billion in revenues, a year-on-year single-month increase of 31.34 percent.

Of the top five Taiwanese PC contract makers, Wistron Corp (緯創) for the first time overtook Compal Electronics Inc (仁寶電腦) for the No. 2 spot in the final quarter of last year, market researcher International Data Corp tallies showed.

For its part, Quanta’s first-quarter revenues were NT$156 billion, a drop of 23.02 percent from the previous year.

Last month, Quanta sales were down 16.50 percent from March last year, with NT$63.38 billion in revenues on total sales of 2.7 million notebook PCs.

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