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Wistron to make Sun, IBM, HP servers

Having your cake and eating it
Mon Jul 12 2004, 08:19
A REPORT CLAIMED that Sun will slim costs by appointing major Taiwanese manufacturer Wistron to make servers for it, displacing Synnex from the outsourcing frame.

According to the Taiwan Economic News, Wistron - spun out as a manufacturing unit by Acer some years back - will make as many as a million servers for Sun Microsystems during 2004.

And it's also set to bag some big business from Big Blue, the same report suggests. IBM has already contracted Wistron to make x series servers for it, and is likely to blag manufacturing for the p series too.

It already has a contract to make servers for Hewlett Packard too, leaving it in rather an interesting position in the server business.

Typically, the multinationals contract firms like Wistron and others to make machines to their specifications and then bang a brand name on the outside. µ


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