IBM to contract Asustek for notebook production

Lots of ThinkPads during H2

Taiwanese notebook manufacturer Asustek has won the support of IBM, which is expected to contract the firm to make ThinkPads.

So claims the Chinese-language Commercial Times newspaper today, adding that an initial production run will encompass at least 200,000 units a year. IBM will begin to receive the machines during H2.

Asustek already builds notebooks for Sony and Apple. ®