“Taiwan?s success in the motherboard sector has followed the development of Taiwan?s IT industry and the explosion in PC use worldwide. Throughout the 1990s, Taiwan?s motherboard companies experienced rapid growth and secured their dominance of the world market. By 2003, Taiwan motherboard makers had control of 79.2% of the global market, according to the Taiwan-based Market Intelligence Center (MIC).
However, the motherboard industry is now very mature, and market growth may be quite limited in the future. MIC estimates that, in 2004, Taiwan accounted for 78.9% of the global market, a small drop from 2003. In addition, MIC estimates that although Taiwan?s total motherboard shipment volume increased 3.6% in 2004, the total shipment value decreased 2.9%.”