Depending on the complexity of the complex computer systems market, it seems that the hardware components market is not really shining in 2015
Last month we saw that despite cautious optimism, the PC market (desktops and laptops sold in advance) continues to shrink that is not really encouraging. Now, recent data from the digitimes website makes it clear that in the hardware components market for those who want to assemble their own computers - the situation is not much better.
Asus and Gigabyte, the two Taiwanese manufacturers fighting for the lead in the motherboard market for nearly a decade, brought about 8 million motherboards to stores each during the first half of 2015 - a figure significantly lower than they had hoped would make it harder for them to meet With the stated goal of bringing over 20 million motherboards to stores in 2015 as a whole.
As it currently stands, the two companies will find it difficult to cross the 18 million motherboard threshold (each) in 2015 - a figure that in itself will be a significant drop, especially for Asus, Which in recent years has supplied more than 1 million units to 20 stores on a regular basis, including in 2014, where 22 has supplied about 1 million boards worldwide.
However, the two leaders can take some comfort in the troubles of many - the situation of the smaller players in the market, MSI, Asrock, ECS and Biostar, is even more faltering. Basrock and MSI have brought to the stores only about 2 million motherboards (each), making the goal of more than 6 million tablets for the whole of 2015 almost impossible, unless some 'miracle' happens as part of Dor's launch The Skylake of Intel. This is a particularly severe disappointment for Asrock, who only a few years ago enjoyed an impressive rise in the motherboard world and aimed for data of eight million motherboards a year or more, and also believed it could bring more than 7 million motherboards to stores this year.
Biostar andECS, The two small players for which there is almost no representation in the country, brought a little over a million motherboards to the stores in the first half of the year - and they seem to be close to a breaking point. ECS Has apparently decided on a gradual exit from this market.
We can only hope, once again, that the "comparison of conditions" in the processor market in the new 14-nanometer generation will help ignite a new competitive fire in the computer world, which will sweep away both the complex computer category and the hardware component market. Do you believe this could really happen, or do you think that the continued shrinking of the "classical" world of computing is inevitable?