Hewlett-Packard Outsourcing Decision is Bad News for Apple's Chief Manufacturer
According to DigiTimes, "upstream supply chain" sources indicate that while Foxconn currently holds 20 percent of HP's notebook orders, the PC maker is not interested in continuing this relationship in the coming years. In fact, DigiTimes claims that Foxconn "almost landed no orders from HP for 2013."
Instead, HP has sent more than 50 percent of its orders to Quanta Computer, which could end up manufacturing somewhere around 20 million units for HP. Consequently, Foxconn's only notebook computer clients may end up being Apple and Sony (NYSE: SNE).
HP will enlist in the help of Wistron, Compal Electronics, and Inventec to handle the rest of its manufacturing duties.
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