Quanta Computer

Quanta Computer

Coordinates: 25°2′59.8″N 121°22′30.8″E / 25.049944°N 121.375222°E / 25.049944; 121.375222

Quanta Computer, Inc.
Type Public (TWSE: 2382)
Industry Computer hardware
Founded Taipei, Taiwan (1988)
Headquarters Taoyuan County, Taiwan
Key people Barry Lam, Founder, CEO
Products Notebooks, Smart Phones, Servers, Digital televisions, and others
Revenue USD 4.6 billion (2011)
Employees over 60,000 worldwide
Website www.quantatw.com

Quanta Computer Incorporated (TWSE: 2382) (simplified Chinese: 广达电脑; traditional Chinese: 廣達電腦; pinyin: Guǎngdá Diànnǎo) is a Taiwan-based manufacturer of notebook computers and other electronic hardware. It is the largest manufacturer of notebook computers in the world. Its customers include Apple Inc., Compaq, Dell, Gateway, Hewlett-Packard, Alienware, Amazon.com, Casper, Cisco, Fujitsu, Gericom, Lenovo, LG, Maxdata, MPC, Research In Motion, Sharp Corporation, Siemens AG, Sony, Sun Microsystems, and Toshiba. It was founded by Barry Lam in 1988. Lam continues to head the company. With leading technology and strong R&D, Quanta has become a leader in hi-tech markets. Besides continuous high growth, high quality, and high value creation in notebook computers, Quanta has extended its businesses into enterprise network systems, home entertainment, mobile communication, automotive electronics, and digital home markets. The company also designs, manufactures and markets GPS systems, including handheld GPS’, in-car GPS’, Bluetooth GPS’ and GPS’ with other positioning technologies.

Quanta R&D Complex (QRDC), inaugurated in late 2005, is a symbol of Quanta's long-term deep-rooted investment in Taiwan. As an intelligent building, QRDC has three functions: R&D, humanity and art, as well as education and leisure activities. It includes laboratories, an art performance hall, and a museum. So far, the library, art gallery, gym, and swimming pool have been completed and operational. Capable of accommodating up to 7,000 employees, QRDC is unprecedented in the information industry in Taiwan in terms of architectural designs, space planning, intelligent functions and size.

Quanta Computer was announced as the original design manufacturer (ODM) for the XO-1 by the One Laptop per Child project on December 13, 2005, and took an order for one million laptops as of February 15, 2007. In October 2008, in was announced that Acer would phase out Quanta from the production chain, and instead outsource manufacturing of 15 million Aspire One netbooks to Compal Electronics.

In 2011, Quanta designed servers in conjunction with Facebook as part of the Open Compute Project.

It was estimated that Quanta had a 31% worldwide market share of notebook computers in the first quarter of 2008.

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