The Taiwan based company ASRock is best known for the business of manufacturing motherboards! Recently the they have expressed tremendous desire to diversify into the hotly contested tablet segment. It can’t do it all alone though, perhaps considering the fierce competition in the segment and has sought assistance from its parent company Pegatron Technology so as to come up with just the right product.
ASRock though is showing all indications of being in the tablet segment to stay and not just make a guest appearance. It has also made known they will only consider the NVIDIA Tegra 2 CPU for its upcoming tablet projects and Android 3.0 Honeycomb as the minimum OS requirement. ASRock’s sales division vice president Li Jun-Ying has also stated they are evaluation a tablet both in the 7 and 10 inch segments but has not revealed which of the two segments if not both that they will eventually represent.
As for the company’s bread and butter business, that of manufacturing motherboards, ASRock has announced they have missed their 2010 target by a million units after having shipped 8 million motherboards against the originally planned 9 million. ASRock though is bullish it can reach that figure this year and is also looking to lend more weight to its balance sheet by focusing more on mid and high end motherboards.
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