DigiTimes suggests Asus will outsource some production to ECS

DigiTimes’ nebulous "industry sources" have told the site that Asus intends to outsource some motherboard and graphics card production to ECS. Asus already outsources production to Pegatron, which was spun off the motherboard giant in 2007. Foxconn and Quanta have reportedly been lending a hand in manufacturing Asus notebooks and Eee PCs, as well.

According to the DigiTimes piece, Asus is moving to expand outsourcing to reduce its dependence on Pegatron and boost profitability. Pegatron doesn’t seem to be at capacity, though. The same story notes that the manufacturing company is offering to produce motherboards and graphics cards for Gigabyte, which just happens to be Asus’ biggest rival.

Comments closed
    • MadManOriginal
    • 9 years ago

    And my focus on Gigabyte for mobos becomes more sharp.

    I suppose this goes beyond mobos with all the other things Asus is in to but still…

    • pogsnet
    • 9 years ago
      • insulin_junkie72
      • 9 years ago

      No, they’ve been making a ton of boards for other companies going back many years.

      Their self-branded stuff is probably small potatoes by comparison to their long-standing OEM business.

    • axeman
    • 9 years ago

    Pegatron? I demand Asus outsource to Megatron!

      • PcItalian
      • 9 years ago

      I think Hercules will have an issue with that.

    • kamikaziechameleon
    • 9 years ago

    What significant ramafications may come of this change?

      • scpulp
      • 9 years ago

      Asus products won’t work anymore. 🙂

        • 5150
        • 9 years ago

        Their tech support will somehow manage to suck even worse.

          • axeman
          • 9 years ago

          Not possible

            • khands
            • 9 years ago

            Not possible, for ASUS, what will happen though is it will suck so bad that other mobo/GPU manufacturers tech support will start to suffer. All because of the black hole that is ASUS.

            • scpulp
            • 9 years ago

            I will say that my own experiences with Asus customer service have been good, but that may have something to do with being driving distance away from their Fremont office.

      • Fighterpilot
      • 9 years ago

      As a famous man once said when asked about the long term ramifications of the French Revolution…”it’s far too early to tell”.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This