Digitimes [Link Paywalled] is reporting that Taiwan based motherboard manufacturer ASRock is now the 3rd largest channel motherboard manufacturer, having set target shipments of 10 million motherboards for 2012.
Though ASRock missed its goal of shipping 9 million motherboards in 2011 by 13.3% (7.8 million units shipped), the company is nipping at the heels of market leaders Asustek Computer and Gigabyte Technology.
According to Digitimes sources, “ASRock has recently launched Fatal1ty x79 Professional, a high-end gaming motherboard based on Intel X79 chipset and equipped with four DDR3-2400 DIMM sockets and 10 SATA ports to support 4-way SLI setups or CrossFireX, the sources indicated. In addition, ASRock has launched three Mini-ITX motherboard models, that is, AD2700-ITX/AD2700B-ITX and AD2500B-ITX equipped with Intel Cedar Trail Atom D2700 and D2500 processors respectively.”
Motherboards account for 90% o ASRock’s revenue.