Compal Retains Goals, Revises Forecasts

Photo: DigitimesCompal president Ray Chen has said that the company’s shipment goals are unchanged from those set in early 2015. However, they are ‘very challenging’. Notebook and tablet forecasts have been adjusted for YoY decreases of 4% – 6% (from 3%) and 10% – 15% (from 1%), respectively. Smartphone growth forecast has also been revised down to 10%, from 15%, Chen said at a shareholder meeting. He also said that demand is leading Compal to resume production at a currently-idle plant in northern Taiwan this year, with a planned annual capacity of 500,000 notebooks.