According to Digitimes, Asustek Computer is planning to reduce the proportions of notebook orders given to BYD and Wistron next year and will shift to Pegatron and Quanta Computer.
The move is supposed to improve product quality and time to market which implies that Asustek was unhappy with what was happening under the current deal.
Asustek has adopted an e-bidding system for its request for quotation (RFQ) processes for its notebook orders and this means that China-based suppliers could easily become candidates by offering low quotes.
However, Asustek would still meet each supplier to evaluate their competence, the sources said.
In 2017, worldwide notebook shipments are expected to grow 4.6 percent on year to return above 150 million units and will continue to enjoy growth in 2018 thanks to the replacement trend in the enterprise sector.