DIY sector is still going strong
Is the PC market in a slump? That's all we keep hearing about from market research firms, but over here on the do-it-yourself (DIY) side, there's plenty to be excited about. We have new Haswell processors to play with (or Richland if you're rolling with AMD), and AMD and Nvidia continue to try and one-up each other with faster graphics cards and beefier bundles. Now is a great time to be in the market for a new build, and Gigabyte expects to cash in.
According to Digitimes , Gigabyte shipped 4.8 million motherboards in the second quarter of 2013, bumping its total to 9.9 million units for the first half of the year. Gigabyte expects to ship even more in the second half, and if it does, the company will set a personal record of 20 million motherboards shipped in a single year. Not too shabby given all the gloom and doom in the headlines.
Though Gigabyte's motherboard business is strong, the company has also resumed production of it own brand notebooks and tablets, of which it hopes to ship 230,000 units combined in 2013. In addition, Gigabyte dabbles in smartphone devices, though they're mainly sold overseas.