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Friday 1 April 2022
Brand notebook vendors slash shipment goals for 1H22
Most brand notebook vendors have slashed their shipment goals for the first half of 2022 by double-digits, and may cut back their orders with some suppliers for the period by as much...
Friday 17 January 2020
Compal constructing second plant in Vietnam
Compal Electronics will see its Vietnam-based plant soon run at full capacity, and is therefore constructing a new plant in the country with additional capacity to come online by...
Wednesday 8 May 2019
Intel tells clients CPU shortages will start easing in June, say sources
Intel has informed notebook clients that it will start shipping entry-level processors in June, partially easing the shortages that have long hit device vendors, according to industry...
Friday 19 April 2019
Compal enhancing non-notebook offerings
Compal Electronics has been enhancing its non-notebook product lines to include a wide range of smart home and healthcare devices. Tablets and smartwatches remain the major drivers...
Monday 25 March 2019
Compal to see worsening supply gap in 2Q19
Despite being the slowest season of teh year, the worldwide largest notebook ODM Compal Electronics is seeing a supply gap between 10-20% to its clients in first-quarter 2019 due...
Thursday 31 January 2019
Compal tapping deeper into smart healthcare business
Taiwan ODM Compal Electronics has been actively making multiple deployments in smart healthcare business over the past three years, including smart telemedicine, electronic medical...
Monday 25 June 2018
Notebook ODMs asking clients to absorb increased component costs
As suppliers of passive components are mulling further price hikes in July amid the sustained supply shortfalls seen through the end of 2018 at least, Taiwan notebook ODMs including...
Tuesday 20 March 2018
ODMs mulling price hike, says Compal president
Computing device ODMs are in talks with their customers about raising their contract quotes to reflect rising materials costs, according to Compal Electronics president Ray Chen.
Monday 5 February 2018
Compal seeking comeback to desktop ODM market in 2018
Taiwan-based Compal Electronics, now the world's No.2 notebook ODM, will stage a comeback to the desktop PC market in 2018 as a contract manufacturer, a move seen to stir the global...
Wednesday 10 January 2018
Compal, Inventec 4Q17 notebook shipments better than expected
Notebook ODMs including Compal Electronics and Inventec saw better-than-expected shipments in the fourth quarter of 2017, but volumes in the first quarter of 2018 are expected to...
Friday 10 November 2017
Compal close to ink deal to sell Lienpal stake to Lenovo
Compal Electronics is in the final stage of talks to sell its entire holdings in Lienpal (Hefei), a notebook manufacturing joint venture between Compal and Lenovo, to its China-based...
Monday 14 August 2017
Notebook lithium battery prices rising
Because of increasing prices for raw materials and strong demand from the electric vehicle and smartphone market segments, lithium batteries for notebooks are expected to see another...
Friday 11 August 2017
Compal recognizes losses of NT$2.9 billion from LeEco in 2Q17 financial report
Compal Electronics has recognized losses of NT$2.9 billion (US$97.44 million) in its second-quarter financial results from bad debts from LeEco. Compal so far has lost NT$4.28 billion...
Thursday 10 August 2017
Compal eyes 50% revenues from non-PC businesses by 2020
Compal Electronics is planning to raise its non-PC businesses' revenue contribution to 50% by 2019 or 2020, up from second-quarter 2017's 31%, according to company president Ray Ch...
Friday 14 July 2017
Compal reportedly to recruit ex-Inventec manager to lead server business
Compal Electronics reportedly has recruited an executive from Inventec to lead its server department and has also integrated its server team's resources, looking to land orders from...
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Meet the analyst: Operating system in AI era will be king, says DIGITIMES Research