The latest IDC report said the production volume of notebook PCs by the ODM / EMS industry rose 11.4 percent to 39.7 million units in the second quarter of 2019.
The report said Compal with 30.5 percent, Quanta with 21 percent, LCFC with 10 percent, Winstron with 9.4 percent and Inventec with 9.1 percent share, are the leading notebook PC ODMs in the world.
The ODMs’ new production facilities weren’t yet ready to mass produce in the second quarter of 2019; therefore, preparing additional inventory to avoid the impact of the USA tariffs is the main reason for the increase in shipments.
Notebook PCs sold to the USA market must be produced outside China before the deadline of imposing the tariffs.
The global production share of the Taiwanese notebook PC ODM/EMS industry reached 82.3 percent. However, the global manufacturers’ production locations remained concentrated in China, Annabelle Hsu, associate research director for IDC’s Worldwide Hardware Assembly Research, said.