Pegatron Technology, the Taiwanese company in charge of building the CDMA version of the iPhone, is expecting to sell between 12 and 15 million units in 2011.
Digitimes (opens in new tab) reports that the firm is hoping that the boost from Apple will help it make up for the losses raked up the company's notebook making arm.
Pegatron was spun off from Asustek Computer and makes devices and components for the latter, as well as a host of other technology powerhouses like Acer.
The company originally expected around 10 million CDMA iPhones to be sold in 2011, but chose to up its forecast by up to 50 per cent.
Although the report doesn't mention it, we suspect that the article refers to the iPhone 4 rather than any other forthcoming models.
Still, 15 million units is a very significant amount, even for the iPhone 4. This is especially so as it will be probably replaced mid-year by the GSM/CDMA iPhone 5.
We suspect that the iPhone 4 will still be very popular in Asian countries like India as Apple cuts the price of the iPhone 4, just like it did with the 3GS.