Firing up servers

How Quanta shifted gears when computer sales slowed

Quanta computer servers make up more than 90% of the servers used by Facebook, the U.S.-based social network.

KAZUNARI YAMASHITA and JOSHUA OGAWA, Nikkei staff writers

TAIPEI/SILICON VALLEY -- For years, the big U.S. IT companies -- Hewlett-Packard, Dell and IBM among them -- have dominated the global computer server market. But even in this sector, Taiwan's contract manufacturers are increasingly challenging these information technology heavyweights. With gre...