Abit to leave motherboard market by year-end

Posted on Monday, Sep 01 2008 @ 00:40 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Hexus writes it's now official that Taiwanese motherboard maker abit will stop production of motherboards at the end of 2008.
Apparently abit will continue to deliver mainboards until the end of the year and will honour RMAs and warranties for three years subsequently.

Rumours of abit's demise from mainboards were circulating widely last May, prompting an emphatic denial from abit. Our sources tell us that abit still intended to continue with mainboards at the time and that this decision was only made in the last couple of weeks.

This will mark a wholesale shift towards specialising in consumer electronics devices, such as the Funfab photo-frame-stroke-printer, which we spotted at this year's Computex. We understand that a MID (mobile internet device) is also planned for early next year as well as other photo related gadgetry.


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