Foxconn rumored to be targeting Inventec for acquisition, says paper

Commercial Times, July 4; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Friday 4 July 2008]

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision industry) is targeting Inventec for an acquisition according to market rumors, the Chinese-language Commercial Times has reported. Inventec recently went through a company restructuring which made clear separations between its notebook, server and handset businesses, and market watchers believe the changes were mainly to make it easier for Foxconn to take over operations since Foxconn is only targeting the notebook ODM business unit, added the paper. However, some analysts believe the new executive team of Inventec will aim to maintain the company's independence, noted the paper.

Inventecもノートブックの生産台数では業界四位(一位Quanta、二位 Compal、三位 Winstron)なので、4位ではスケールメリットが出ない世界になったのだろう。