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Inventec Corporation (Chinese: 英業達公司; pinyin: Yīngyèdá Gōngsī; TWSE: 2356) is a Taiwan-based Original Design Manufacturer (ODM) making notebook computers, servers and mobile devices. Originally established in 1975 to develop and manufacture electronic calculators, the company has since grown significantly to become one of the world's top computer manufacturers. Major customers include Hewlett-Packard, Toshiba, Acer, and Fujitsu-Siemens.

Inventec Corporation
Native name
Traded asTWSE: 2356
IndustryComputer hardware
RevenueIncrease$7.2 billion USD (2006)
Number of employees
Inventec building in Taipei
OKWAP subsidiary-branded RS-MMC card
Inventec Enterprise Systems motherboard

Inventec Corporation has major development and manufacturing facilities in China, and is one of China's largest exporters. The company opened its first development center in China in 1991 and its first manufacturing facility in Shanghai in 1995. In addition, the company has configuration and service centers in the United States, Europe and Mexico.

The company has a work force of over 23,000 employees, including over 3,000 engineers. It partially owns a Japan-based mini notebook brand vendor, Kohjinsha (KJS) which was established in Yokohama.[1][2]

Group informationEdit

Inventec Group comprises five companies:

Inventec CorporationEdit

Noted above

Inventec BESTAEdit

Inventec Besta 9200 Dictionary
Inventec Besta 9200 Dictionary
Besta booth at fair in Taipei

BESTA is an independent subsidiary company of the Inventec Group first launched in Taipei in 1989 to produce compact English/Chinese electronic dictionaries. BESTA has now become one of the leading consumer brands in Asia, and has expanded its product line to PDAs, tablet computers and translators in multiple languages (including Korean and Japanese).

BESTA currently produces over 30 models on the market in Taiwan, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore. The Thai distributor CyberDict offers customized products with additional Thai dictionaries.[3]

BESTA also manufactures a line of language products designed specifically for the North American market, where it has become the leading provider of English/Chinese and English/Korean electronic dictionaries. In the US, BESTA products are sold under the BESTA (Chinese) or OPTIMEC (Korean) labels, and are exclusively distributed and serviced by Moy Sam Corporation (New York) and Maxmile Corporation (Los Angeles). In Canada, BESTA products are exclusively distributed and serviced by Modick Electronics. Their showroom and retail stores are found in Toronto and Markham.

Several BESTA models come with slots for inserting SD/MMC data cards containing additional specialized dictionaries (such as medical or business). It has been ranked in 1st place for "Taiwan's Ideal Electronic Dictionary Brand" for twelve consecutive years. Inventec Besta became a listed company in Taiwan Stock Exchange in 2007.[4]

Key Development of Inventec Besta Co:

Year 1989—Inventec Besta Co., Ltd was founded.

Year 1994—Won the prize of National Award of Excellence by Ministry of Economic Affairs.

Year 1999—Merged with the Inventec's References System Division, Lin Kou Factory,and Inventec (Xi'an) Company

Year 1999—Quality management operation was certified ISO 9001 by SGS.。

Year 2000—Acquired Golden Atom Holdings Ltd. and invested in Besta Technology (HK) Co., Ltd.and Besta Technology (China) Co., Ltd

Year 2000—Won the "Excellent Product Awards" by Consumers Association

Year 2005—Earned "Invention and Creation Contribution Award" issued by Ministry Of Economic Affairs.

Year 2006—Ranked the 1st for "Taiwan's Ideal Electronic Dictionary Brand" for eleven consecutive years.

Inventec Micro-ElectronicsEdit

Inventec Appliance CorporationEdit


Mobile phonesEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Inventec subsidiary launches not-so-MIDs". DIGITIMES. 2008-10-24. Retrieved 2008-10-25.
  2. ^ "WinHEC 2008: Inventec KJS S32 UMPC awarded for connectivity". DIGITIMES. 2008-12-26. Retrieved 2008-12-26.
  3. ^ "The Company". CyberDict. 2014-12-22. Retrieved 2014-12-22.
  4. ^ "About". Inventec Besta. 2014-12-20. Retrieved 2014-12-20.

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