DigiTimes reports Taiwanese notebook manufacturers are in the early stages of planning a PSU standardization to reduce e-waste by enabling one power adapter for multiple mobile computing devices.
Taiwan's brand vendors Acer, and Asustek Computer and manufacturers such as Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics, Wistron, Pegatron Technology and Inventec have voiced their support, according to the sources.
Supports from PSU makers will likely post major obstacles as their businesses are poised to suffer, the sources pointed out. If the initiative indeed becomes reality, it has significant ramifications on the power supply sector. With shipments expected to go down, higher margin and better PSUs are needed to offset the impact. Manufacturers producing smarter power supply solutions and making inroads into other product sectors would then probably be the trend for achieving success.