Compal is a company that builds notebooks which subsequently get sold under brands such as Acer, ASUS, Samsung, Lenovo and Dell.
According to Digitimes
, the manufacturer has an idea of how much its shipments will increase, sequentially, during the July-December period.
Long story short, there will be a 50% (or higher) increase in the second half of the year, or so Compal hopes. Its annual shipment goal is of 48 million units for 2012.
8.1 million notebooks were shipped in the first quarter (8.8 million if tablets count), while April-May yielded another 5.6 million (6 million with tablets included).
As for June, the estimates currently hover around 3.5-3.6 million units.
Dell, Lenovo, Acer, ASUS and Samsung all sell Compal-made mobile PCs, so they must all be hoping for better sales, probably because of Windows 8 and its Q4 launch ETA. Compal actually expects the last two to increase their orders significantly.
Dell will call more heavily on its services as well, particularly for enterprise systems, but only in 2013.