DigiTimes summarized the latest monthly revenue reports from the major Taiwanese motherboard makers and reports they all see on-year declines in July revenue. ASUS saw an on-year drop of 14.04 percent in July revenue, Gigabyte was down 5.3 percent, MSI down 2.03 percent, ECS down 32.29 percent, ASRock down 23.9 percent and Biostar down 21.1 percent.
The report mentions ASUS now expects its notebook shipments will reach only 20 million units in 2015, down from the original forecast of 22.8 million units and lower than last year's 20.3 million units. DigiTimes writes Gigabyte' on-year revenue decline was primarily due to a drop in graphics card sales as the firm suffered only a slight decline in motherboard shipment volume.
While the report contains no specifics about profit, it mentions MSI is still in the green thanks to the performance of its gaming laptop and graphics card businesses. It will be interesting to see if Skylake and Windows 10 will be able to turn the tide for the PC market.