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Taiwan’s notebook makers report rise in monthly sales

By George Liao  /  Staff reporter

Major Taiwan-based contract notebook computer makers yesterday reported a sequential increase in last month’s sales.

Revenue of Quanta Computer Inc (廣達), the world’s top contract notebook maker, reached NT$90.4 billion (US$3.02 billion) last month, a seven-month high for the company, while second-quarter revenue grew 2.9 percent quarter-on-quarter, but declined 13.4 percent year-on-year to NT$231.1 billion. Combined revenue in the first six months was NT$455.7 billion, dropping 12 percent from the same period last year, the company said.

Compal Electronics Inc’s (仁寶) revenue last month grew 22 percent month-on-month and increased 6.3 percent year-on-year to NT$62.98 billion. Its second-quarter revenue increased slightly month-on-month, but dropped 5.2 percent year-on-year to NT$165 billion. In addition, cumulative revenue in the first six months dropped 6.1 percent from a year earlier to NT$326.1 billion, it said.

Wistron Corp (緯創) also saw sales rise 20.77 percent last month from the previous month and go up 0.15 percent from last year to NT$58.37 billion, with second-quarter revenue falling 10.25 percent quarter-on-quarter and down 0.23 percent year-on-year to NT$158.83 billion. Combined revenue in the first half increased 13.26 percent from last year to NT$335.8 billion, Wistron said.

Pegatron Corp’s (和碩) revenue grew sequentially 5.4 percent to NT$65.83 billion last month, while the second-quarter figure increased 29 percent to NT$186.2 billion from the first quarter. On a yearly basis, combined revenue in the first half jumped 78 percent to NT$331 billion.

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