Wednesday, April 18th 2012

ASUS To Completely End Manufacturing of its Motherboards, Notebooks by Pegatron

ASUS and Pegatron are headed for a complete split as far as motherboards and notebooks are concerned. Following reports of ASUSTek divesting in its former part and partner after split, Pegatron, ASUS plans to end manufacturing of its motherboards by it. ASUS will find other ODMs, such as Cal-Comp, ECS, Global-Brands Manufacture, and Info-Tek Corp. Pegatron is a notable ODM of motherboards, notebooks, AIO PCs, and other PC components. ASUS is also working to get its notebooks manufactured by ODMs such as Foxconn, Quanta, and Compal, while reducing its orders to Pegatron. This move could see further independence of ASUS and Pegatron from each other.

Source: DigiTimes
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11 Comments on ASUS To Completely End Manufacturing of its Motherboards, Notebooks by Pegatron

#1
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
ugh... ECS as ODM,

I beg Asus to let them stick to making/designing their budget boards, or im gonna have to make my next mobo MSI.

ECS have a long way to go when it comes to making enthusiast grade motherboards
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btarunr
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by: FreedomEclipse
ugh... ECS as ODM,

I beg Asus to let them stick to making/designing their budget boards, or im gonna have to make my next mobo MSI.

ECS have a long way to go when it comes to making enthusiast grade motherboards
ECS is a fairly big ODM. ASUS custom-design graphics cards, are manufactured by ECS.
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#5
araditus
by: arterius2
this is EXACTLY why i don't want ECS touch my motherboard, guess ill be looking elsewhere for my next upgrade.
I have made the switch to AsRock with my last build, I don't know who the ODM is however; I am extremely satisfied with my purchase, I bought the ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 to be exact. I love how fast the board boots.
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#6
mtosev
oh please no!!!! asus is my favorite mobo manufacturer
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#7
H82LUZ73
All ASUS users just go Asrock,Remember they are a spin off of ASUS Or where,I think thy use the old design engineers from ASUS anyways right?It seems that way or dfi ,the last few boards from Asrock look great and are up there with ASUS.
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#8
Steven B
why would they do that when asrock's product advantages can actually go down becuase of this?

If ASUS pulls full support from ASRock, this spells bad news for asrock. There are already signs of this as asrock isn't using the Chil 8 Phase controller anymore, they switched to analog PWms from Intersil and Richtek for Z77, with X79 they used digital Chil PWM. Any way you look at it, that is a downgrade. You go from a full 8 phase capable digital controller which is exclusively made for asus, to analog controllers, id on't think i have seen a company go digital to analog.

Also if ASUS pulls its support from asrock for intel chipset buying, this is how it works. A company like MSI might buy lets say 5 million units of chipset, but asus b/c of asus's huge motherboard and laptop product range might buy 50 million, asus thus gets the chipset for much cheaper, asrock currently buys in bulk with asus, if this ends expect asrock's cheap prices to increase. Then asrock will really be put to the test.

You should also consider that patent rights in China are like non existent when you build someones product, when asus boards are being made at ECS, ECS gets the design diagrams, and is then able to copy parts of the design and incorporate or sell them. Nothing asus can really do about it either, however asrock has probably been doing this as well when they make asus's boards. Or asrock was just given help to begin with.

I think this type of news is good so we can have more transparency, owning 24% share in pegatron means asus has a huge hand in helping asrock at it benefits asus to do so.

But why would asus goto ECS and not foxconn? Why would asus do this?
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#9
theoneandonlymrk
by: arterius2
Quote:
Originally Posted by AndreiD
Recent ECS boards are pretty nicely built, I don't see any issues with ASUS using them.
This baby is an ECS board:
http://images.anandtech.com/doci/572...2-AX Top.jpg


this is EXACTLY why i don't want ECS touch my motherboard, guess ill be looking elsewhere for my next upgrade.
:roll: shit ive got led fans and all sort of tacky shit in my pc but , i saw that mobo and its a bit garish to me gold and black, and gold everything , cheers for the chuckle

what went wrong at pegatron anyway
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#10
powerline777
Kind of scratching my head as to why Foxconn wasn't in this decision. Very odd play of events.

ASUS is like hit or miss sometimes, making decisions that can easily be explained and then others like this that are a little off base. I'm sure it will play out over the next 2-3 months and make more sense.
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#11
fullhd99
by: araditus
I have made the switch to AsRock with my last build, I don't know who the ODM is however; I am extremely satisfied with my purchase, I bought the ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 to be exact. I love how fast the board boots.
AsRock made by Pegatron


too much demand for asus mainboard but not in Balance with a production capacity
Why not Gigabyte..such as before ASUS-GIGABYTE joint venture
or MSI who ever has the predicate for NVIDIA NO#1 partner,ESC indentical for value motherboard
Foxconn too much production mainboard foxcoon brand are not neglected
maybe Biostar is good choice for asus ODM:nutkick:
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