Clevo and Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) are adopting a worried and defensive stance against Shuttle’s “New Notebook Ecosystem Alliance” which they recently announced. The reason being that this alliance will be actually targeting their clients.
Shuttle caused quite a fuss when they headhunted the general manager of ECS’ notebook business to handle this project. The clients that this general manager brought forward are to become the core foundation of the group to enter into the notebook industry. Rumours emerge that Flextronics will also join the alliance – which will not be a welcome proposition for either ECS or Clevo.
ECS are playing hardball and are considering moving orders from suppliers who take part in the alliance group. We will keep you updated when new information becomes available.