Quanta Computer Inc (廣達電腦), the world’s largest contract notebook maker by sales, yesterday said its revenue for last month hit a record NT$100.27 billion (US$3.3 billion), backed by strong client demand.
The number surpassed its earlier record set in June, when sales were NT$100.22 billion.
Last month’s revenue was up 11.3 percent from October and was a rise of 7.5 percent from the same month last year, according to its statement.
Total revenue for January to last month expanded 42.2 percent to NT$995.9 billion.
Quanta — whose clients include Hewlett-Packard Co, Apple Inc and Acer Inc (宏碁) — shipped 4.9 million laptops last month, up from 4.5 million laptop computers in October, but down from a record 5 million in September.
The company has shipped a total of 47.1 million notebooks from January to November, and is likely to surpass its whole-year target of 50 million.
Meanwhile, smaller rival Wistron Corp (緯創) posted sales of NT$53.2 billion for last month, up 3.4 percent from last year.
Cumulative sales for the first 11 months were NT$560.6 billion, up 14.2 percent from last year, according to a company statement.
Wistron has said it expects to ship 27.5 million laptop computers this year, with next year’s shipments hitting between 35 million and 37 million.
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