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Motherboard: Global Forecast, Value Chain Analysis, and Opportunities and Challenges

  • Report

  • 24 Pages
  • January 2018
  • Region: Global
  • Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC)
  • ID: 4456393

DIY (Do It Yourself) PCs are losing their edges as desktop PC ASP (Average Selling Price) continues to decline. In addition, the motherboard market has been on the wane as smart mobile devices replace desktop PCs. While the recent rise of eSports and VR (Virtual Reality) has brought new opportunities for motherboard vendors, these two niche segments are unlikely to make a significant contribution to motherboard shipments. This report analyzes the current status and future development of the worldwide and Taiwanese motherboard industries while looking into key issues facing them.

List of Topics:

  • Definition, scope, industrial characteristics of the motherboard PC industry, and includes its shipment performance over the years
  • Shipment volume and value forecast of the global and Taiwanese motherboard industries for the period 2018-2020
  • The industry's value chain analysis, touching on major players in each segment and their product strategies
  • Highlights observed the motherboard industry that are examined from supply and demand perspectives, and includes opportunities and challenges facing the industry

Table of Contents

1. Preface

2. The Motherboard Industry
2.1 Definition and Scope
2.2 Industrial Development
2.2.1 Product Lifecycle
2.2.2 Global Motherboard Shipment Volume and Value
2.2.3 Taiwanese Motherboard Shipment Volume and Value
2.3 Value Chain Analysis
2.3.1 Upstream Players
2.3.2 Midstream Players
2.3.3 Downstream Players
2.4 Outlook for the Motherboard Industry
2.4.1 Global Shipment Volume and Value Forecast
2.4.2 Taiwanese Shipment Volume and Value Forecast
2.5 Highlights of the Motherboard Industry
2.5.1 Supply End
2.5.2 Demand End
2.6 Opportunities and Challenges
2.6.1 Motherboard Demand Continues to Slide
2.6.2 Tier-2 Motherboard Vendors Struggling from Transformation on Weaker Price Negotiation Power
2.6.3 Changes in Chinese Consumers’ Shopping Habits Lead to Integration of Online and Offline Channels


List of Figures
Figure 1: Stages of the Motherboard Industry Lifecycle
Figure 2: Global Motherboard Industry Shipment Value and Volume, 2013-2016
Figure 3: Taiwanese Motherboard Industry Shipment Volume and Value, 2013-2016
Figure 4: Global Motherboard Industry Value Chain
Figure 5: Global Motherboard Shipment Volume and Value Forecast, 2017-2020
Figure 6: Taiwanese Motherboard Shipment Volume and Value Forecast, 2017-2020



Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • AMD
  • ASRock
  • Asus
  • Biostar
  • Colorful
  • Dell
  • ECS
  • Foxconn
  • Gigabyte
  • HP
  • Intel
  • JD.com
  • Lenovo
  • MIC
  • MSI
  • MTK
  • NVidia
  • Onda
  • Pegatron
  • Tmall
  • Wistro


Primary research with a holistic, cross-domain approach

The exhaustive primary research methods are central to the value that the analyst delivers. A combination of questionnaires and on-site visits to the major manufacturers provides a first view of the latest data and trends. Information is subsequently validated by interviews with the manufacturers' suppliers and customers, covering a holistic industry value chain. This process is backed up by a cross-domain team-based approach, creating an interlaced network across numerous interrelated components and system-level devices to ensure statistical integrity and provide in-depth insight.

Complementing primary research is a running database and secondary research of industry and market information. Dedicated research into the macro-environmental trends shaping the ICT industry also allows the analyst to forecast future development trends and generate foresight perspectives. With more than 20 years of experience and endeavors in research, the methods and methodologies include:


  • Component supplier interviews
  • System supplier interviews
  • User interviews
  • Channel interviews
  • IPO interviews
  • Focus groups
  • Consumer surveys
  • Production databases
  • Financial data
  • Custom databases


  • Technology forecasting and assessment
  • Product assessment and selection
  • Product life cycles
  • Added value analysis
  • Market trends
  • Scenario analysis
  • Competitor analysis