While the overall motherboard market has shrunk for several years now, with little improvement in sight, some players are doing better than others. ASUS is one of the companies that has weathered the situation much better than its smaller rivals. DigiTimes reports the firm is expected to stay in the lead in the motherboard market in 2018 and notes the company's graphics card shipment are also going strong:
Asustek saw its graphics card shipments turn strong since July and surpassed Galaxy Microsystems to become the second largest graphics card vendor in China in October.
With graphics card demand from the cryptocurrency mining trend starting to wear off, the gaming market is expected to become the major battlefield again for graphics card players in 2018 and Asustek, which is expected to see slightly increased on-year shipments in the fourth quarter, stands a good chance of maintaining its market leadership thanks to its Republic of Gamer (ROG) series mid-range to high-end products.
DigiTimes predicts some of the smaller motherboard makers may leave the market in 2018.