Taiwan-based Asustek Computer is to make the iPod mini for Apple at its Chinese factory.

DigiTimes reports that sources say the company will iPod mini at its Chinese plant in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province.

According to the same sources, Taiwan-based Inventec is expected to continue to supply Apple with its other iPod models. That company is also likely to secure orders for HP's version of the iPod from.

Established in 1989, Asustek Computer claims it is the world's leading manufacturer of high quality motherboards, notebooks, VGA cards, servers, broadband modems, and optical storage devices. The company boasts annual sales of over $2 billion.

Asustek provides innovative technology solutions to consumer, corporate and top-tier OEM customers. It was named the No.1 Taiwan Company in Global Views Monthly's "Info Tech 2000".