A whopping 82.6% of notebook computers in 2005 were manufactured by contract manufacturers mainly in the Greater Shanghai area, according to iSuppli. Worldwide mobile PC production in 2005 amounted to 61.9 mln units, and will grow at a strong Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 17.9% to reach 141.4 mln units in 2010, iSuppli predicts. In 2005, 82.6% of this production, or 51.2 mln units, was outsourced by PC OEMs to contract manufacturers. By 2010, the portion of outsourced PC production will rise to 92.5%, or 130.8 mln units.
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