Compal Electronics (simplified Chinese: 仁宝电脑工业股份有限公司; traditional Chinese: 仁寶電腦工業股份有限公司) is a Taiwanese original design manufacturer (ODM), handling the production of notebook computers, monitors, tablets and televisions for a variety of clients around the world, including Apple Inc., Acer, Lenovo, Dell, Toshiba, Hewlett-Packard and Fujitsu. It also licenses brands of its clients.
|Public (TWSE: 2324)|
(June 1, 1984 )
|Headquarters||Neihu, Taipei, Taiwan|
|Products||Notebooks, PDAs, televisions, and others|
|Revenue||US$26.34 billion (2015)|
Number of employees
|Over 43,000 worldwide|
The company is known for producing select models for Dell (Alienware included), Hewlett-Packard and Compaq, and Toshiba. Compal has designed and built laptops for all of the major brands as well as custom builders for over 22 years. The company is listed in Taiwan Stock Exchange. As of 2017, revenues were US$24 billion, with a total workforce of 64,000. The company's headquarters is in Taipei, Taiwan, with offices in the People's Republic of China, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States. Compal's main production facility is in Kunshan, China.
Compal is the second largest notebook manufacturer in the world, after Quanta Computers, also based in Taiwan. It is one of the main supporters of Intel's Common Building Block initiatives.
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Compal subsidiary Compal Communications (華寶通訊, CCI) is a major manufacturer of mobile phones. The phones are produced on an ODM basis, i.e. the handsets are sold through other brands. In 2006, CCI produced 68.8 million handsets, and was the largest mobile handset ODM in the world. CCI's largest customer by far was Motorola. Year by year, Motorola's volumes have been reduced, and CCI's volumes have followed. In 2007, the volume was 48.7 million.
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