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Nation’s contract laptop producers report falling sales

By Helen Ku  /  Staff reporter

Wistron Corp (緯創), the world’s third-biggest contract notebook maker, yesterday said sales fell 16.13 percent month-on-month and 22 percent year-on-year to NT$44.41 billion (US$1.5 billion) last month.

For the first two months of the year, Wistron’s accumulated sales fell 10.2 percent year-on-year to NT$97.37 billion.

The company forecast sales this month would achieve single-digit percentage growth.

Compal Electronics Inc (仁寶電腦), the world’s second-largest contract laptop maker, yesterday said its sales were NT$45.29 billion last month, down 20.8 percent month-on-month and down 22.24 percent year-on-year.

The company shipped nearly 3 million units of all-in-one computers, laptops and tablets last month, but that was still about a 20 percent decrease on a monthly basis, Compal spokesman Gary Lu (呂清雄) said by telephone.

However, accumulated sales in the first two months rose 0.35 percent year-on-year to NT$102.47 billion, the company’s data showed.

Inventec Corp (英業達), the world’s fourth-largest contract laptop maker, also saw sales contract 10.57 percent month-on-month and 14.56 percent year-on-year to NT$30.97 billion last month.

Accumulated sales in the first two months fell 4.84 percent year-on-year to NT$65.6 billion, the company said in a filing to the Taiwan Stock Exchange.

In related news, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co (鴻海精密), which assembles iPhones and iPads for Apple Inc, posted a 22.1 percent annual decline in revenue to NT$235.06 billion last month. In the first two months, revenue fell 14.71 percent to NT$545.59 billion.

additional reporting by Lisa Wang

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