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Quanta Computer

Company nameQuanta Computer, Inc.
Company typeCorporation (TSE - 2382)
IndustryInformation technology
Computer hardware
FoundedTaipei, Taiwan (1988)
HeadquartersTaoyuan County, Taiwan
Key peopleBarry Lam, Chairman of the Board
ProductsNotebooks, Smart Phones, Servers, Digital televisions, and others
Revenue(+) USD 37.8 billion (2010)
Employeesover 30,000 worldwide

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Quanta Computer Incorporated (TSE - 2382) 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, 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.

Quanta Computers 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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