You may not realize it, but there's a good chance that the laptop you're using right now was made by Quanta
-- the company is the largest laptop manufacturer in the world, and it looks like it's only getting bigger. According to PC World
, the company (which counts HP, Dell and Sony among its clients) set a new record for laptop shipments in June, moving upwards of 4.8 million laptops for about $3.1 billion in revenue. It does expect shipments to "slow down a little bit" in July, however, but says things should rebound again in August. What's the cause for the uptick? Quanta says it's at least partly due to the easing of some component shortages, including those Arrandale processors that have been in short supply
-- as PC World
notes, Intel has said that it's been ramping up production in order to catch up with demand before the end of the second quarter.