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Coordinates: 25°2′59.8″N, 121°22′30.8″E Quanta Computer Incorporated is a Taiwan-based manufacturer of notebook computers and other electronic hardware. It is the largest manufacturer of notebook computers in the world [1]. Its customers include Dell Computer, Compaq, Gateway Computers, Gericom, Apple Inc, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Sony, Sharp Corporation, Toshiba, Fujitsu, Maxdata and Siemens AG. It was founded by Barry Lam in 1988, and is currently still headed by him. Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Laptop with touchpad. ... Hardware is the general term that is used to describe physical artifacts of a technology. ... Dell, Inc. ... Compaq Computer Corporation is an American personal computer company founded in 1982, and now a brand name of Hewlett-Packard. ... Gateway, Inc. ... Gericom is an Austrian computer equipment manufacturer. ... Apple Inc. ... HP redirects here. ... International Business Machines Corporation (known as IBM or Big Blue; NYSE: IBM) is a multinational computer technology corporation headquartered in Armonk, New York, USA. The company is one of the few information technology companies with a continuous history dating back to the 19th century. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Sharp Corporation ) (TYO: 6753 ) is a Japanese electronics manufacturer, founded in 1912. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For the district in Saga, Japan, see Fujitsu, Saga. ... Siemens AG (ISIN: DE0007236101, FWB: SIE, NYSE: SI) is one of the worlds largest technology companies. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Quanta Computers was announced as the Original Design Manufacturer (ODM) for the $100 laptop project on December 13, 2005, and has taken an order for one million laptops as of February 15, 2007. [1] An Original Design Manufacturer (ODM) is a company which manufactures a product which ultimately will be branded by another firm for sale. ... The $100 laptop is an education project for creating an inexpensive laptop computer intended to provide every child in the world access to knowledge and modern forms of education. ... December 13 is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

It is estimated that Quanta had a 33% worldwide market share of notebook computers in 2005.

External links

  • Quanta homepage
  • Quanta Market Share

  Results from FactBites:
Decline in prices hurts net at Quanta Computer (421 words)
TAIPEI Quanta Computer, the world's largest maker of notebook computers, said Tuesday that first-quarter profit fell 32 percent because of lower prices and a loss from the company's investment in flat-panel displays.
Quanta and its rivals are cutting computer prices to try to maintain market share, some analysts said.
Quanta had a loss of 4.1 billion dollars in the first quarter from its 20 percent-owned Quanta Display, a venture with Sharp of Japan that makes flat-panel displays for computer monitors.
Taiwan-based Quanta to build laptop computers for US$100 (461 words)
Quanta computers Inc., the Taiwan-based computer manufacturer has been selected to be the Original Design Manufacturer (ODM) for a project of $100 laptop computers which is being funded by a non-profit organization named (OLPC.)
Quanta Research Institute has approved to dedicate its noteworthy resources of engineering in the first half of 2006 while the tentative time of the product launch will be in the fourth quarter.
Meanwhile, Quanta has stated that OLPC project will need huge support from governments as a number of software and hardware problems, prominent among them being handwriting recognition, translation, and panel issues will have to be solved.
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