ASUS expects a sharp rise in shipments of its motherboards and laptop computers this year due to robust demand. ASUS which has factories in Taiwan, China, Mexico and the Czech Republic, makes notebook computers for several multinational companies, including Apple and Sony. This year, Asustek sees its shipments of motherboards rise to 52 million, up from 42 million last year. ASUS expects to ship 5 million motherboards this month, exceeding its monthly production capacity of 4 million units. Shipments of laptop computers are also rising, likely to reach 4 million units for 2005 from the 2.8 million units last year. ASUS’s notebook computer production capacity is 500,000 units a month and Asustek’s own brand of notebook computers account for about 45 to 47 percent of total shipments, up from less than 40 percent last year, and the contract orders make up the rest.

ASUS expects a sharp rise in shipments of its motherboards and laptop computers this year due to robust demand. ASUS which has factories in Taiwan, China, Mexico and the Czech Republic, makes notebook computers for several multinational companies, including Apple and Sony. This year, Asustek sees its shipments of motherboards rise to 52 million, up from 42 million last year. ASUS expects to ship 5 million motherboards this month, exceeding its monthly production capacity of 4 million units. Shipments of laptop computers are also rising, likely to reach 4 million units for 2005 from the 2.8 million units last year. ASUS’s notebook computer production capacity is 500,000 units a month and Asustek’s own brand of notebook computers account for about 45 to 47 percent of total shipments, up from less than 40 percent last year, and the contract orders make up the rest.