PC vendor Asustek sees revenue jump almost 36 percent

By Helen Ku  /  Staff reporter, with CNA

Tue, Feb 19, 2013 - Page 14

PC vendor Asustek Computer Inc (華碩) yesterday said its consolidated revenue totaled NT$40.11 billion (US$1.36 billion) last month, up 35.78 percent from a year earlier. The company disclosed the figure in a filing to the Taiwan Stock Exchange, without elaborating.

The company ranked among the world’s top three notebook computer vendors in the fourth quarter of last year, cracking the top three for the first time ever, according to data from International Data Corp (IDC) yesterday.

Asustek had an 11.5 percent share of the global portable PC market — defined as notebook and netbook computers — placing it third behind US-based Hewlett-Packard Co (17.1 percent) and China-based Lenovo Group Ltd (聯想, 15.9 percent), IDC said.

Trailing Asustek were Acer Inc (宏碁) and Dell Inc, with market shares of 10.4 percent and 9.4 percent respectively, IDC said.

Worldwide shipments of notebook and netbook PCs totaled 51.3 million units in the October-December period last year, down 1 percent from the units shipped in the previous quarter, the researcher said.

Meanwhile, Quanta Computer Inc (廣達), the world’s top contract laptop maker, said in a separate filing to the stock exchange that its consolidated revenue was NT$70.2 billion last month, down 7.02 percent from the previous month and 15.63 percent from January last year.

Pegatron Corp (和碩), one of the nation’s leading contract notebook computer makers, said in a filing that its consolidated revenue grew 60.61 percent year-on-year to NT$88.07 billion last month.