How a motherboard is made

Posted on Monday, Jun 18 2007 @ 02:10 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
ExtremeTech had a factory tour at Gigabyte and reports about how motherboards are made.
In the incredibly fractured motherboard market, Gigabyte has done very well, with about a 10 percent market share. The company was founded in 1986, and has grown to a $1.44 billion (USD) company in that time. Interestingly, the company has also filed for 1,249 patents, indicative of the fact that a motherboard and graphics card is far more than slapping a chipset onto a PCB.

Before company executives let us into the production facility, a company spokesman gave us a corporate overview, outlining the company's hierarchy and management team. Like virtually all of its competitors, Gigabyte has expanded from being just another board company to a system builder as well; the company builds desktop PCs and notebooks, and has even entered the mobile-phone business, building phones for companies like U.K. carrier O2. Its most recent business is in PC power supplies and cooling.
Check it out over here.

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