Notebook Manufacturers Post September Shipment Results

Notebook manufacturers witnessed a healthy boost to their shipments in September, according to a report by Digitimes.

Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics, Wistron and Inventec have all posted their month-on-month shipment results, with the last two reporting a double-digit percentage growth.

According to Digitimes, Quanta shipped 4.2 million notebooks last month, up from 4 million in August. The company posted total third-quarter results of 11 million units shipped. Also a notebook supplier for Apple, HP, Asus and Acer, Quanta is expecting to have an equally fruitful fourth quarter, with server and smartwatch orders also starting to pick up.

The Dell XPS 13 Notebook, made by Compal, features an impressive InfinityEdge display, with QHD resolution (3200 x 1800) and 5.7 million pixels.

Compal saw an increase from 3.5 million units shipped in August, to 3.8 million in September, across its range of notebooks and all-in-one PCs. The company reported third-quarter shipments totalling 10.3 million units. Compal is anticipating flat growth or a slight decline for its PC products in the fourth quarter, but expects an uptick on its range of mobile devices and wearables.

Meanwhile, Wistron shipped 1.8 million units, with third-quarter results reaching 4.9 million, as well as growth on its range of servers, monitors, desktops and LCD TVs. The company’s growth is expected to maintain itself through October. As Apple’s supplier of the iPhone in India, Wistron has a lot on its plate at the moment, juggling orders for the iPhone 8 with a reported oversupply issue following disappointing sales of the iPhone SE.