Taiwan OEM Quantra and Asustech Report Contracts to build PowerBook G5

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Date: Monday, January 17th, 2005, 15:21
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According to DigiTimes, Quantra and Asustech have been tapped to build Apple’s G5 laptop designs, and will be shipping units to Apple in second quarter 2005.

According to Taiwan-based DigiTimes, Apple will start receiving shipments of G5-based notebooks in the second quarter of this year. Original Equipment Manufacturers Quanta Computer and Asustek have purportedly been tapped to build Apple’s designs, and both are supposedly shipping the new notebooks at some time in the second quarter of this year. Apple surely can’t be pleased that this news has leaked out of Taiwan, accurate or not. I was surprised when I saw the data because just this week Apple’s VP of Worldwide Sales and Operations said in the company’s quarterly conference call that a G5 notebook “would be the mother of all thermal challenges.” Thus, we cannot be 100% certain that these products are this far along in development, but it does strike us as curious that Asustek is reported as building both iBooks and iBook G5s.

Read more in this story on ARS Technica “Apple G5 notebooks coming in second quarter 2005?


According to DigiTimes, Quantra and Asustech have been tapped to build Apple’s G5 laptop designs, and will be shipping units to Apple in second quarter 2005.

According to Taiwan-based DigiTimes, Apple will start receiving shipments of G5-based notebooks in the second quarter of this year. Original Equipment Manufacturers Quanta Computer and Asustek have purportedly been tapped to build Apple’s designs, and both are supposedly shipping the new notebooks at some time in the second quarter of this year. Apple surely can’t be pleased that this news has leaked out of Taiwan, accurate or not. I was surprised when I saw the data because just this week Apple’s VP of Worldwide Sales and Operations said in the company’s quarterly conference call that a G5 notebook “would be the mother of all thermal challenges.” Thus, we cannot be 100% certain that these products are this far along in development, but it does strike us as curious that Asustek is reported as building both iBooks and iBook G5s.

Read more in this story on ARS Technica “Apple G5 notebooks coming in second quarter 2005?

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