TWO OF THE BIGGEST motherboard companies in the world are in preliminary talks to merge, the INQUIRER understands. MSI in the UK officially denied the possibility, when we asked for a comment earlier today. The two companies have already had preliminary merger discussions but those conversations are continuing, we have learned today.
Both MSI and Gigabyte are extremely big companies but they dont always compete head on in the same areas.A merger would make some sense as Gigabyte is big in the channel and retail business and at selling ATI graphics cards, MSI is an Nvidia premium partner and resells to companies including Creative. MSI is also very strong in the system integrator and OEM business, an area where Gigabyte is much weaker.
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