Motherboard and graphics card marker Asus will soon introduce its new Xonar DX2 sound cards. The company plans to ship 500,000 units in 2007:
Asustek plans to ship 500,000 Xonar D2X audio cards which adopt C-Media's solutions in 2007 after seeing satisfactory sales following the card's introduction at CeBIT 2007 in Hannover, Germany. The audio card, which will primarily target the gaming market, features 3D sound processing and supports Dolby Digital Live, DTS and 5.1 surround sound.
C-Media is reported to earn US$10-20 for each Xonar D2X Asustek sells. If Asustek reaches its target of shipping 500,000 units in 2007, or 100,000 units per month, the design house can expect royalty payments to reach US$5-10 million, industry sources detailed.