Flextronics ramps up notebook production

Intel’s prediction yesterday that it foresees 15 percent compound annual growth in the notebook market between 2010-2014 appears to be echoed in the supply chain.

Flextronics, which makes notebooks for both HP and Dell, will churn out six million notebooks during 2010 and is hiring 1,500 people in Taiwan to boost production, according to a report in the Taiwan Economic News.

The company, which keeps a low public profile, like its competitors Quanta and Wistron, makes notebooks, desktops and servers for its customers with three factories in Taiwan.

The company, which has its HQ in Singapore, has a number of manufactories across the world including in China, India and Brazil.

The Economic News said that as well as recruiting more staff for its Taiwan factory, it is also hiring 42 engineers locally.