Inventec Restructures Production for HP, Sonos Supplies Stay in China

China 2535 Info Tech - Tech Hardware 592 Taiwan 149 U.S. 4484

Inventec will reportedly move its manufacturing of laptops for the U.S. market to Taiwan from China, with its fellow contract manufacturers potentially following suit. So far Taiwan as a country has been a niche supplier to the U.S. with exports of 1.28 million units in the 12 months to Jun. 30 versus 93.73 million from China according to Panjiva’s data. Taiwanese output though has been focused on higher end machines with an average U.S. import value of $885 per laptop versus $438 for China. As well as supplying HP Inc. with laptops in the U.S. from both China and Taiwan it also supplies...

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