Asus is no longer listed as an Intel motherboard partner, reports X-bit labs. After several years of what seemed to be a a pretty tight partnership between Asus and Intel, it may be over now. According to reports from DigiTimes and Economic Daily News, Intel has signed on with a new motherboard manufacturer, Wistron, while distancing itself from Asus.
ASUSTeK Computer, the world’s largest maker of mainboards, and Intel, the world’s largest manufacturer of microprocessors and supporting products, have possibly broken their partnership in the field of making mainboards. To support its mainboard manufacturing, Intel Corp. inked a deal with Wistron, according to reports from DigiTimes and Economic Daily News.
While Intel has tremendous plans in the mainboards market, the company does not have its own facilities to make this type of products. As a result, the Santa Clara, California-based chipmaker outsourced production to Asian-based mainboard makers. ASUS has been producing mainboards for Intel for quite some time now, but the partnership might come to its end after Intel signed a deal with Wistron. “Wistron will be Intel’s fourth motherboard contract maker, trailing Foxconn Electronics, Mitac International and First International Computer (FIC)”, a report over DigiTimes and Economic Daily News said.
News source: X-bit labs