Quanta Computer’s white-box server subsidiary is planning to establish new branches in Hangzhou and Shenzhen, China to tighten its partnerships with China-based Internet players Alibaba and Tencent, while Wistron has cooperated with industrial PC (IPC) player Arbor Technology to seek Internet of things (IoT) business opportunities.
Apple is rumored to release a 5.5-inch and a 4.7-inch iPhone in 2014 with Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) said to be manufacturing both models, while Pegatron has landed 30% of the 4.7-inch model’s orders, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. Orders for the existing 4-inch iPhone will be outsourced to Wistron.
TAIPEI — Taiwanese contract laptop maker Wistron Corp. (緯創) has partnered up with longtime customer Dell Inc. to work on a sustainable solution for electronic waste recycling — by building waste into new computers. Wistron said in a Tuesday press release that, for the first time, its third-party certified “closed-loop” recycled plastics are being used to make computers for the U.S. brand’s upcoming computer line.
Wistron Information Technology & Services (Wistron ITS), an IT-related service provider and subsidiary of ODM Wistron, expects its revenues for 2014 to increase by a 2-digit percentage on year, the company said at a May 16 investors conference. Wistron ITS focuses on providing technical consulting services, IT outsourcing services, business process outsourcing services and product globalization services.
Wistron and Inventec will begin ODM production of ARM-architecture servers for Hewlett-Packard (HP) in the second half of 2014, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers. Some component makers will start shipping products for HP’s ARM-based servers in May. Although ARM solutions are unlikely to become an immediate threat to Intel, the sources believe the extra option should provide clients more leverage to bargain for better prices and more resources from Intel.