Asustek offers to buy iBook manufacturing plant

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by medea, Apr 1, 2003.

  1. medea macrumors 68030


    Aug 4, 2002
    Madison, Wi
    Asustek Computer has offered Elitegroup Computer Systems $28 million for a manufacturing plant, primarily used in the production of Apple iBooks, reports EBN. "Asustek, one of Taiwan's biggest ODMs makers of laptops and motherboards, announced its plan to buy the facility and its equipment in Chungli, Taiwan. More than half of the factory's capacity has been allocated for Apple, Cupertino, Calif. Though Asustek declined to comment on the purpose of the planned purchase, some analysts and industry observers said that the company is hoping to land orders from Apple."
  2. Megaquad macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2001
    Wouldn't it be better if Apple bought that facility?
  3. irmongoose macrumors 68030


    Dec 3, 2001
    Sometimes Tokyo, sometimes California
    So Apple makes its own computer parts? That's never been done before... interesting idea.. but I would rather they concentrate on other areas for now.


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