Wistron Corporation
Native name
緯創資通股份有限公司
Company typePublic
TWSE: 3231
IndustryElectronics
Founded
  • 30 May 2001 (2001-05-30)
  • (22 years, 355 days)
HeadquartersTaipei, Taiwan
Area served
Offices/operations in Asia, North America, Europe
Key people
  • Simon Lin (Chairman and CSO)
  • Robert Huang (Vice Chairman, and Chairman & President of Wistron Digital Technology Holding Company)
  • Jeff Lin (President and CEO)
  • David Shen (Executive Vice President and Chief Infrastructure Officer)
Products
  • Notebook PCs
  • desktop systems
  • server and storage systems
  • IA (information appliances)
  • handheld devices
  • networking and communication products
ServicesDesign, manufacturing, and after-sales support services
RevenueNT$836 billion for FY2017[1]
Number of employees
82,955 (2017)
Subsidiaries
Websitewww.wistron.com Edit this at Wikidata
Building in Brno, Czech Republic

Wistron Corporation (Chinese: 緯創資通股份有限公司; pinyin: Wěichuàng Zītōng Gǔfèn Yǒuxiàn Gōngsī) is an electronics manufacturer based in Taiwan. It was the manufacturing arm of Acer Inc. before being spun off in 2000. As an original design manufacturer, the company designs and manufactures products for other companies to sell under their brand name. Wistron products include notebook and desktop computers, servers, storage, LCD TVs, handheld devices, and devices and equipment for medical applications. [2]

Wistron employs over 80,000 people worldwide[3] and has 12 manufacturing bases, 10 research and development centers, and 14 customer service centers.[4]

History

Originally the manufacturing department of Acer Inc., the company was spun off from Acer in 2000.

In 2009, joined the CDP Carbon Disclosure Project.

In July 2011, Wistron and Microsoft entered into an agreement that offered coverage under Microsoft's exclusive rights portfolio for Wistron products, including tablets, mobile phones, and other devices running the ChromeOS or Android platform.[5]

In September 2011, Wistron signed a patent licensing agreement with Intellectual Ventures.[6]

In 2020, the company set up a manufacturing plant in Vietnam. The 232,087.74 square meter lot is in the Dong Van III Industrial Zone in Ha Nam Province in northern Vietnam, Wistron said in a regulatory filing. The transaction would total 337.4 billion dong (US$14.6 million).[7]

On 17 July 2020, Wistron planned to sell its Kunshan plant to Mainland China's plant Luxshare for 3.3 billion renminbi yuan, and related operations are expected to be completed by the end of this year.

Controversy

India

In December 2020, 2000 workers coming off night shift rioted at a Wistron iPhone factory in Narasapura, India, causing damages estimated to $7 million. The workers claimed to have been underpaid in the previous months.[8]

Wetland protection

Via the Wistron Foundation and in cooperation with the Society of Wilderness NGO, Wistron contributes to conservation, revitalization and education for Shuanglianpi Wetland in Yilan County,[9] Taiwan. The wetland is considered a "paradise" for aquatic plantlife and holds several nationally threatened species of flora.[10] Indeed, the ratio of its botanic diversity to surface area is considered globally significant by the Forestry Bureau of Taiwan.[10]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Wistron Corporation Annual Report 2017". 2018. doi:10.7249/cp888. ((cite journal)): Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. ^ "Wistron Global Operations". Wistron. Archived from the original on 19 April 2009. Retrieved 24 August 2009.
  3. ^ "Latest Annual Report – pF85".
  4. ^ "Wistron plans to invest NT$11.1bn in Taiwan – Taipei Times". Taipei Times. 13 September 2021. Retrieved 17 March 2022.
  5. ^ "Microsoft and Wistron Sign Patent Agreement: Agreement will cover Wistron's Android tablets, smartphones and e-readers". microsoft.com. 2011. Retrieved 20 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Wistron Corporation and Intellectual Ventures Sign License Agreement" (Press release). PR Newswire. 2011. Retrieved 23 September 2011.
  7. ^ "Wistron to buy industrial land in Vietnam – Taipei Times". Taipei Times. 2 December 2019. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  8. ^ Reuters Staff. "Apple supplier Wistron puts India plant damage at up to $7 million". Business Insider. Retrieved 21 June 2023. ((cite web)): |author= has generic name (help)
  9. ^ Wistron Foundation. "千年浮出的美麗與哀愁". Retrieved 7 August 2022.
  10. ^ a b Taiwan Forestry Bureau. "雙連埤野生動物保護區". Retrieved 7 August 2022.