Taiwan's Compal sees 20ll notebook shipments up 15 pct

TAIPEI Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:15am EST

TAIPEI Jan 14 (Reuters) - Taiwan's Compal Electronics Inc (2324.TW), the world's No.2 contract laptop PC maker, said on Friday that it expects notebook shipments to reach 55 million units this year, 15 percent higher than last year.

Compal President Ray Chen also told a media conference that the company was targetting tablet PC shipments of 3.8 million in 2011.

Analysts have expressed concern over the possibility that tablet sales this year could cannibalise Campal's notebook business.

In 2010 the company shipped 48 million notebooks.

The company posted unconsolidated December sales of T$60.29 billion ($2.07 billion), up 14.1 percent from the same month a year earlier. Full-year sales rose 34.86 percent to T$844.51 billion. ($1=T$29) (Reporting by Clare Jim and Argin Chang; Editing by Jonathan Standing)

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