Motion Computing and Asus Join Forces
Motion Computing announces their manufacturing agreement with Asus. The agreement makes Asus an original design manufacturer of Motion Tablet PCs. “Motion has a product strategy we believe in,” said Steve Hwang, General Manager of Asus IPC business unit.
This new agreement adds to Motion’s existing relationship with Compal Electronics based in Taiwan and China. Compal will continue as a strategic partner for Motion, including manufacturing of Motion’s current product family as well as developing new Motion designs.
“Motion is growing and we need this added manufacturing support to take our business to the next level,” said Scott Eckert, CEO of Motion. “Asus is a strong partner for us, they offer a local, experienced engineering team co-located with manufacturing to build the innovative, award-winning Tablet PCs we bring to market.” The addition of Asus extends Motion’s strategy of world-class manufacturing quality, delivered in a cost-effective manner. New Motion products built by Asus will be released beginning in 2007.
Tegatech Expands to New Zealand
Tegatech Australia, an Australian Distributor of Tablet PCs and UMPCs, announced their partnership with Vantex Technology Distribution Limited. This partnership expands the availability of Tegatech’s Tablet PCs and UMPCs into New Zealand.
Tegatech also has partnerships with TabletKiosk in the United States, Raon Digital Korea, Samsung Australia and Asus Australia making them one of the world’s only organizations able to sell you all origami devices. Details of the new agreement were not released to the public, but Tegatech Australia’s Principal, Hugo Ortega, did confirm that Vantex would be the sole distribution partner and that the rights to the Tegatech range would be exclusive to Vantex. This means consumers in certain regions can enjoy products that were unavailable to them before. Tegatech’s partnerships with TabletKiosk, Raon Digital and Vantex create idea collaborations, which may lead to new devices.