Monday, January 24, 2011

Asus: Motherboard prices to rise in 2011

Asustek has decided to raise its quotes for motherboards with the increase rates to vary for different areas in accordance with market demand and position, according to Chewei Lin, general manager of motherboard business unit at Asustek.

The increase is to cope with the labor shortage in China, the NT dollar's appreciation and rising material costs, especially when copper price has soared to over US$9,000 per ton, Lin noted.

Prices of motherboards are expected to hike by 5-10% on average, or even as much as 15%, in the first half of 2011, according to an estimate of industry sources.

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via Digitimes 

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