Motherboard makers split on May shipments forecasts, says paper
May 25, 2007
The two of the top four motherboard makers, Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) and Gigabyte Technology, both predict their May 2007 motherboard shipments will increase compared to April, while Asustek Computer and Micro-Star International (MSI) expect to see on-month drops, according to a Chinese-language Apple Daily report citing sources at the motherboard makers.
Gigabyte predicts that its motherboard shipments in May have a chance to reach 1.4 million units. The company also expects shipment levels of graphics cards to hold steady on month, the paper said. With increasing demand in the channel and some deliveries having been delayed to May due to specification changes, ECS believes its May shipments have a chance to challenge 2.2-2.3 million units, noted the paper.
On the other hand, Asustek predicts an on-month drop of 10% for motherboard shipments in May, while MSI estimates its on-month shipments are likely to drop 5%, which amounts to around 1.2 million units, added the paper.