This research report presents industry size and value forecast and recent quarter review of the worldwide motherboard industry. The report includes shipment volume and value, shipment breakdowns by maker, ASP, and price trends. The report also examines manufacturer rankings, assembly levels, CPU connector adoption, production locations, shipment destinations, and business types, and provides assembly level breakdown for CPU types, production locations, shipment destinations, and business types. The content of this report is based on primary data obtained through interviews with motherboard makers.
The report finds that the worldwide motherboard shipment volume fell 8.7% sequentially to around 34.7 million units in the fourth quarter of 2014, owing to weak demand in both clone and commercial markets. With some Chinese motherboard vendors closing down in the midst of low price competition, Taiwanese vendors managed to expand their market share in the second half of 2014. It is projected that the worldwide motherboard shipment volume will have dropped 2.0% sequentially to arrive at 34.0 million units in the first quarter of 2015, with vendors' low price competition cooling down at a slow pace.
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