Taiwan motherboard manufacturers have surpassed an important technology milestone, shipping more than 1 billion Intel processor-based desktop PC motherboards.
“Intel congratulates the Taiwan tech industry on reaching this historic milestone,” said Sean Maloney, Intel Corporation executive vice president and chief sales and marketing officer. “This milestone is another signal that the desktop PC is not dead and that computer users continue to crave the processing power, graphics and storage capabilities that desktop PCs provide.”
During his Computex keynote speech at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Maloney will elaborate on this historic milestone and how Taiwan’s technology industry has become the “innovation hub” for the global IT industry. He’ll also challenge Taiwan’s tech industry to take advantage of four emerging technology transitions to create demand for the next billion desktop PCs. The keynote will be in the 3F Plenary Hall of the Taipei International Convention Center.
Intel began manufcaturing motherboards themselves in the early 1990′s, however many motherboards in OEM machines or on retailer shelves are done through third party manufacturer’s such as Foxconn, Asus and Gigabyte – this acheivement is a compliation of the production of all Tawain based manufacturers (the vast majority), such as the afforementioned companies.