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Quanta Computer sales fell 20% in April

By Jason Tan  /  Staff Reporter

Quanta Computer Inc (廣達電腦), the world’s top contract maker of laptop computers, yesterday posted revenue of NT$91.5 billion (US$3.2 billion) last month, a drop of 20 percent from the record high in March and a decline of 5.7 percent from the same period last year.

Total revenue for the first four months was NT$342.8 billion, inching down 0.2 percent from the same period of last year, the company said in a statement.

Quanta said it shipped 4.6 million notebooks last month, down from 5.7 million units in March. Total shipments for the first four months of the year were 17.7 million units.

It said last week that second-quarter notebook shipments are expected to rise 10 percent from the first quarter and that full-year shipments would also grow by 10 percent from the previous year to 57.3 million units.

Meanwhile, Wistron Corp (緯創) reported revenue of NT$48.8 billion last month, down 11.3 percent month-on-month, but up 10.8 percent from last year. Revenue for the first four months hit NT$186.1 billion, inching down 0.7 percent from last year.

Wistron had expected second-quarter notebook shipments would grow 10 to 15 percent from the previous quarter, with whole-year shipments hitting 30 million units.

Separately, Asustek Computer Inc (華碩) yesterday posted a 3 percent sequential rise in sales to NT24.9 billion last month.

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