08/30/2011, 02:06 PM
Taiwan Economic News
Taipei, June 24, 2011 (CENS)--Inventec Corp., a major contract manufacturer of personal computers in Taiwan, has received big-ticket orders for tablet PCs from Hewlett Packard (HP), said a subcontractor.
As the world`s largest PC brand, HP is now in the tablet PC arena after introducing the 9.7-inch Touch Pad, has ordered from a supplier for 400,000 to 450,000 Touch Pad tablet PCs per month, and will sometime in August launch seven-inch tablet PCs. Inventec will supply HP these two tablet PC models.
An industry insider predicts HP will order three million tablet PCs from Inventec this year, with such orders to help Inventec`s shipment performance in the second half relative to the first one.
Guess that second half isn't going top be as good as they were hoping.
Makes me think HP's waiting on some container ships coming in from Taiwan to ship all those waiting orders.