Taiwan Maker of Notebook PC's Thrives Quietly "Buy a notebook PC from Dell, Gateway, Compaq Computer (news/quote), or Hewlett-Packard (news/quote), and the odds are that some or all of it was assembled by Quanta, which is now using its strength in laptops to move into the desktop market, too, by putting together Apple's stylish new iMac... The company already produces PC's for seven of the top 10 notebook companies. It manufactures close to half the notebooks sold by Dell, making it by far Dell's largest supplier. It will turn out more than five million notebooks this year, 30 percent of all those made in Taiwan. Taiwan, in turn, makes 55 percent of the world's notebook computers."