July proved to be a tough month for motherboard manufacturers, with most reporting lower-than-expected revenue
according to DigiTimes. Gigabyte witnessed a healthy 44.4% sequential growth thanks to strong demand in China (still a 12.95% drop YOY), shipping 1.75 to 1.85 million motherboards and 200,000 to 250,000 graphics cards. Other big names didn't fare quite as well.
Asus saw an 11.83% sequential growth with revenue of $727 million, and although that's not a loss, it's supposedly less than the company predicted. The Taiwanese electronics maker shipped 10.4 million motherboards in the first half of 2010, with a goal of moving 25 million for the entire year -- a target that'll be tough to hit, according to DigiTimes.
Meanwhile, Pegatron's revenue slipped 26.7% on year with falling motherboard and notebook shipments, but was up 2.4% from the month prior. MSI's revenue was down 14.81% from the year-ago period, and 4.46% on month. ECS experienced a similar 22.69% and 3.85% dip.