Asustek Computer has announced consolidated revenues of NT$22.1 billion (US$708.55 million) for July 2008, increases of 15% on month and 36% on year due to recovering demand in Europe and China. Total consolidated revenues for the first seven months were NT$143.1 billion, a growth of 27% compared to the same period last year.
With the peak season arriving in the third quarter, Asustek expects both its notebook and Eee PC shipments to reach between 1.5-1.8 million units from 1.2 and one million units in the second quarter, respectively. The company’s annual shipments goals remain at five million units for Eee PCs and 6-6.6 million units for its mainstream notebooks.
For motherboards and graphics cards, Asustek expects to ship six million and 1.82 million units in the third quarter, respectively. Intel P45-based motherboards will contribute around 25% of the company’s third quarter revenues and the company expects to grab a 60-70% share of the total P45 motherboard market.
With increasing orders from consumer-based products, Pegatron Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$43.26 billion, an increase of 22% on month. Total consolidated revenues for the first seven months in 2008 were NT$241.87 billion.
First-tier motherboard makers: Performance, July 2008
July revenues (NT$b)
1.2m (2Q notebooks)
1m (2Q Eee PCs)
1.5-1.8m (3Q notebooks and Eee PCs)
6m (3Q motherboards)
1.82m (3Q VGA)
3.47m (July motherboards)
650,000-700,000 (July notebooks, not including Eee PCs)
910,000 (July VGA)
1.91m (July motherboards)
1.73m (July motherboards)
303,000 (July VGA)
Motherboard manufacturers release sales numbers
Results are in, and there are some big winners and some not-so-big winners in the world of motherboard manufacturers. Looking at ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI and ECS, everyone saw good month to month growth with ASUS taking the lead with 15% over June results. Looking year to year, the only company to take a backwards step in units sold was Gigabyte with a 4.28% drop in sales. ASUS on the other hand grew 36% – obviously they are big winner.