Quanta, based in Taiwan, has emerged as the world’s leading manufacturer of portables. It is, as the Economist writes, “is a contract manufacturera company that designs and makes gadgets but leaves the marketing (and increasingly only that) to companies with famous brands.” Quanta shipped 15.3% of the laptops in 2003.
Quanta’s CEO Barry Lam looks ahead to new areas:
His latest target, storage systems, makes some sense. Most people accept that computing power and storage are moving away from desktop and laptop computers, and on to servers stacked in back rooms.
The other two areas of interest: wireless gadgets and artificial intelligence.