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Asustek rumored to soon merge with Gigabyte

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  1. D_o_S

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    Asustek Computer is interested in acquiring another motherboard specialist Gigabyte Technology, which shows better strength in distribution, according to sources in the Taiwan motherboard industry. Asustek's possible merger with Gigabyte is aimed to face rising competition from EMS provider Foxconn Electronics (the registered trade name of Hon Hai Precision Industry), whose motherboard shipments have drawn near the leading motherboard maker, indicated the sources.

    Both Asustek and Gigabyte refuted the merger rumors at the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) on August 4. To date, there is no plan about a merger that involves Asustek and Gigabyte, the two motherboard makers clarified in their respective filings with the TSE.

    In 2005, Foxconn shipped 40 million motherboards, and 32 million units were OEM shipments. Asustek shipped 52 million motherboards. This year, Foxconn's shipment target for own-brand motherboards was set at the nine-million mark, and OEM shipments are also expected to increase.

    Asustek is aware of Foxconn's threat that comes from the EMS maker's large-scale financial support and intends to consolidate Gigabyte to secure its leading position in the motherboard industry, market sources observed. If Asustek merges with Gigabyte, the combined company's motherboard shipments may amount to 78 million units in 2006, the sources said. The merger will also help Asustek grab a 45% share of the worldwide motherboard market, by consolidating Gigabyte's strength in the distribution segment and enhancing its high-end portfolio in the own-brand business, the sources noted.

    Source: Digitimes
     
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    If this actually comes to pass then we won't be buying either brand as Asus has proven that their products and support are unacceptable.
     
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    That's funny, because after the hundreds of PC's I've built, including for business and personal usage, I've ALWAYS gone back to Asus. Currently the A8N-SLI Premium is an absolutely rock solid overclocker. Opteron 165 @ 2712mhz 300mhz FSB stock voltage. In fact, on many occurances, has there been issues with the Gigabyte mainboards we've used in builds.

     
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    Wow, I guess it's "all the rage" to merge this time of year. First was DAaMit and now Gigasus.
     
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    They make pretty good motherboards in my opinion, i have 3 and they all work fine with no problems
     
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    Cool and Not cool.

    What kind of sucks about this is that Gigabyte (good mobos) and ASUS (great mobos) have two nice software packages they use to tune the mobos. That kind of sucks cause they both are pretty awesome.

    The cool thing about it is, mergers bring some better things to the table. Who knows, it may even make things cheaper.
     

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