Inventec notebook shipments down, Wistron up in December
Aaron Lee, Taipei; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Friday 9 January 2015]

Inventec shipped 1.4 million notebooks in December, slipping on month by 200,000 units, while Wistron’s notebook shipments for the month totaled two million units, up from November’s 1.9 million.

Inventec posted consolidated revenues of NT$36.73 billion (US$1.16 billion) for December, decreasing by 6.28% on month and by 18.47% on year. Its sales for 2014 totaled NT$435.67 billion, slipping on year by 5.51%.

Inventec expects its combined shipments of desktop, notebook and tablet PCs in 2015 to stay flat or grow slightly on year.

Meanwhile, Wistron said its notebook shipments for 2014 totaled 21.1 million units, down from 24.1 million units in 2013.

Wistron also shipped 1.5 million smart handheld devices, 1.3 million desktops and 400,000 LCD TVs in December, boosting its fourth-quarter smart handheld device shipments to 4.9 million units, desktop shipments to 3.6 million units and LCD TV shipments to 1.35 million units.

Wistron shipped 500,000 servers and 2.2 million LCD monitors in the fourth quarter and shipped 15.7 million smart handheld devices in 2014, down from 26.6 million units a year ago.

For 2015, Wistron expects its notebook shipments to remain flat and its server and smart handheld device shipments to grow strongly to become the main profit contributors.

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