ASUS chairman Jonney Shih told the press that he doesn't think the new Eee Top nettop will impact other product lines such as the Eee Box or motherboards. Shih believes the Eee Top's impact will be felt by second-tier PC and motherboard vendors instead:
Responding to market watchers' concerns that the Eee Top will impact Asustek Computer's other product lines such as the Eee Box or motherboards, chairman Jonney Shih said the company's motherboard business is stable and stressed that the Eee Box has a completely different market position than the Eee Top. The Eee Top's impact will be felt most by second-tier PC and motherboard vendors, according to Shih.
Regarding recent reports that Asustek had implemented inventory control measures and cut component orders, Shih said having more supply than demand is good news for system makers while denying that Asustek is currently holding a large volume of piled up inventory.
Shih also added Asus still hopes to become one of the third largest notebooks vendors by 2009-2010, despite recent news that ASUS will cut shipments for 2008.