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Inventec to expand AirPods production with an eye on rival Luxshare

Taiwanese supplier said competition squeezed margins in March quarter

Inventec is a Taiwanese contract assembler that supplies AirPods to Apple.

TAIPEI -- Key AirPods assembler Inventec said on Tuesday it will expand production capacity and focus on cost efficiency to secure orders from its top client and face down competition from Chinese peers.

"The industry competition is more severe in the first quarter of this year compared with the same period of time last year," Inventec Chief Financial Officer Yu Chin-pao said in an earnings call. "We've felt stronger pressure coming from the new joiner for the smart devices business."

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