The world economic recession adversely affected the earnings of ASUSTeK Computer. Taiwan industrial giants had hoped to receive record revenues for the month of October, but eventually total revenues amounted to $ 814, 4 million (NT $ 26, 7 billion), which is 12% less compared with the previous month.
Although ASUS is not much despair, because it did on 9% more than in October 2007. The total revenue for the first ten months of 2008 amounted to about $ 6, 89 billion (NT $ 226 billion), a 26% increase over the same period last year.
One of the reasons that influenced the decline in income was the reduction in sales of laptops. This has affected and contract manufacturer Pegatron Technology, which is a subsidiary of ASUS and produces its mobile computers and other products. Revenue Pegatron for October amounted to $ 1 6 billion, an increase of 2% less compared to the previous month. Last month, Pegatron sold 3, 22 million motherboards, 1, 15 million graphics accelerators and 850-900 thousand laptops.
The financial situation of another Taiwan company, Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS), has deteriorated even more. Its total revenue for October was $ 235, 5 million, or 17, 92% less than it received in September and 20, 14% lower compared to last October. For all ten months of ECS revenue was $ 2, 3 billion
In October, ECS shipped 1, 6 million motherboards, but for all the ten-month sales amounted to 18, 15 million
The company MSI, conversely, showed an increase due to increased demand for its notebooks and netbuki. The monthly income of the producers reached a record high $ 323, 93 million, which is 1, 28% higher September sales, and 7, 26% more than last year. Total income for the nine months reached $ 2, 56 billion, annual growth was 11, 84%.