To most ears, Quanta Computer rings unfamiliar. But Apple’s new smartwatch maker has long been an integral, if obscure, player in the global electronics industry.
Unlike its fellow Taiwanese firm and rival Foxconn, Quanta has largely escaped public notice because of its dearth of worker riots and scandals. Yet it’s the world’s largest personal computer manufacturer, making laptops for nearly all the world’s big computer brands. It also produces a range of well-known devices such as the Amazon Kindle Fire and Apple’s iMacs.