"Motherboard maker ASRock plans to venture into the production of graphics cards in June, aiming to ramp up output to 100,000 units a month in the second half of 2005, said company president Sterling Wu.

However, details of the plan, including the exact amount to be rolled out per month, will be realized after a consultation with the parent company, Asustek Computer, Wu said.

ASRock will manufacture graphics cards using chips from both ATI Technologies and Nvidia, Wu noted.

ASRock also aims to ship 12 million motherboards this year, up 50% on-year from the eight million units it shipped in 2004, Wu stated."