Possibly the aftermath of the Foxconn headache, Apple has reportedly decided to broaden its base of factories manufacturing Apple desktop computers. Taiwan-based Pegatron Technologies has received orders to supply Cupertino, according to Digitimes.
Pegatron, which spun-off from Asustek Computer, sees Apple’s decision as boosting flagging revenue, as well as another step in regaining MacBook manufacturing.
In May, the publication also reported Apple gave Pegatron the nod to manufacture a CDMA version of its iconic iPhone which may ship in late 2011. That handset could either be headed to Verizon Wireless, thus giving U.S. consumers a choice of iPhone carriers, or the Asian market.
Until recently, Apple was Foxconn’s largest customer. However, following a spate of worker suicides and the many attempts to quiet the storm of controversy, the Cupertino, Calif. company may be looking to broaden its manufacturing base.