Abit to increase monthly capacity at Suzhou plant with 40%

Posted on Tuesday, June 08 2004 @ 22:59 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Motherboard maker Abit is going to increase its SMT production lines at its fab in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province (China) from 12 to 16 lines by the end of this months. Thanks to this change their montly capacity at the Suzhou plant will increase with 40% from 250,000 to 350,000 units a month.
With the expanded capacity, Abit aims to become the number one motherboard supplier for China’s DIY PC market by 2005, with monthly shipment of around 150,000 units, Yu added. Yu estimates China’s DIY PC motherboard demand to be about four million units per year.

Abit will target China’s medium to high-end markets with its motherboards, shying away from the below-US$45 entry-level market, said the executive. The Suzhou plant also currently manufactures amplifier boards for digital home products from Yamaha and boards for Canon’s printers, Yu added.
Source: DigiTimes

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