When you think of computers, you probably think of big name companies like Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Acer. In the netbook market, Asus, and MSI also come to mind. But there are plenty of other companies making computers and electronics components. You just rarely hear the names of these companies located in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China because they often produce machines that are sold udner other brand names in the US and Europe.
According to DigiTimes, another one of these OEM electronics makers is planning on entering the netbook market soon. BYD Electronic currently makes OEM mobile phone handsets. The company already has the tools to manufacture molds an batteries but may seek help in developing a facility capable of producing full fledged netbook computers.
The computers will likely only be available in China initially. But some Chinese companies like Haier have been known to bring their netbook models to other countries. And Haier outsources the production of those netbooks to companies like BYD Electronic.