The Taiwan Economic News reports Acer is going to release the first notebooks based on the Intel consumer ultra low voltage (CULV) platform in April. CULV systems from HP, Lenovo and Dell are expected in May.
Accordingly, Acer will contract Quanta Computer Inc. to roll out 11.6-inch CULV processor-built notebook PCs, Inventec Corp. for 13-inch models and Wistron Corp. for 14 and 15-inch models, with 13-inch models to adopt magnesium aluminum alloy housings. In other words, suppliers, including Catcher Technology Co., Ltd. and Foxconn International Holdings, who are able to produce magnesium aluminum alloy housings, will very likely benefit from debut of the new notebook PCs.
Since its debut in the fourth quarter of last year, Intel`s CULV platform, featuring both power and cost efficiency, has piqued intense interest from large-sized international notebook PC brands, like HP, Lenovo and Dell, who have been actively engaged in applications of the new platform and planned to launch related notebook PCs in May.