Motorola to accelerate outsourcing efforts in 2008

Motorola is expected to step up its outsourcing efforts in 2008, increasing as much as 50 percent of its total handset output to ODM partners, compared to 40 percent in 2007. According to a Commercial Times report, Motorola will outsource 75 million to 80 million handsets to ODMs in the coming year, with more than 50 million devices outsourced to Compal Communications and the remainder contracted to Chi Mei Communications System. Motorola will also rely more heavily on component suppliers like Toppoly Optoelectronics, Silitek and Compeq Manufacturing.

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