Contract PC maker Quanta Computer Inc (廣達) yesterday reported sales last month increased month-on-month, supported mostly by non-computing products.
Quanta, the world’s top contract laptop maker, said in a filing submitted to the Taiwan Stock Exchange that its sales last month grew 4.7 percent to this year’s peak of NT$71.73 billion (US$2.39 billion) from NT$68.53 billion in the previous month. However, the figure reflects a 22.44 percent annual decline from NT$92.48 billion during the same period of last year.
Meanwhile, Pegatron, one of Apple Inc’s major assemblers of its iPhone and iPad products, yesterday reported sales last month reached their second-highest level this year at NT$72.94 billion, up 9.6 percent from NT$66.53 billion the previous month, but down 5.68 percent from NT$77.34 billion a year ago.
Neither firm specified if the sales drivers were non-computing products, but Quanta said its notebook shipment slipped 21.95 percent to 3.2 million units last month from 4.1 million units in June, while Pegatron said its notebook shipment decreased 7.14 percent to 1.3 million units last month from 1.4 million units the previous month.
In the first seven months of the year, Quanta’s cumulative sales contracted 18.7 percent to NT$460 billion, while Pegatron’s cumulative sales expanded 7.31 percent to NT$498.2 billion, Taiwan Stock Exchange data showed.
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