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Asustek, MSI are top-2 gaming notebook vendors in 2016
Monica Chen, Taipei; Adam Hwang, DIGITIMES [Friday 10 February 2017]

While global gaming notebook sales in 2016 are estimated at 4.5 million units, Asustek Computer and Micro-Star International (MSI) shipped 1.2 million units and 800,000-850,000 units respectively, becoming the globally largest and second largest vendors.

Global demand for gaming PCs is fast growing, with gaming PCs' popularity extending from North America, China, West Europe, North Europe, Japan and South Korea to Southeast Asia, East Europe and Latin America.

Currently, high-end gaming notebooks are priced at over US$1,799, mid-range models at US$1,499-1,799 and entry-level ones at US$1,000-1,399. However, Asustek, MSI, Lenovo and HP have launched entry-level gaming notebooks for sale at US$799-999 in the China and Southeast Asia markets.

In view of continued growth in global demand, Asustek and MSI expect gaming notebook shipments in 2017 to increase 10-15% on year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taiwan has 4 graphics card vendors among global top-5 in 2016

Monica Chen, Taipei; Adam Hwang, DIGITIMES [Friday 17 February 2017]

Of the global top-five graphics card vendors in 2016, four were based in Taiwan, namely, Palit Microsystems, the largest shipping about seven million cards, Asustek Computer, second-largest with 4.75 million units, and Micro-Star International (MSI) and Gigabyte Technology, ranking third with 4.3 million units and fifth with 3.8 million units. China-based Colorful Technology and Development ranked fourth with four million units, according to industry sources.

In the China market, Colorful Technology and Development topped all vendors, followed by Galaxy which is a brand under Palit Microsystems, Asustek, Gigabyte and MSI.

Asustek ranked first in the Taiwan market. MSI, Gigabyte ranked second and third respectively.

In North America, US-based EVGA has been the largest vendor for many years, Asustek and MSI ranked second and third respectively, followed by US-based PNY Technologies and Gigabyte.

In Europe, a market characterized by demand for high-end models, Asustek, MSI and Gigabyte were among the five largest vendors.

While Nvidia has dominated the global GPU market for years, AMD will launch Vega-architecture GPUs in 2017.

 

 

MSI reports strong sales for August
MOPS, September 12; Steve Shen, DIGITIMES [Monday 12 September 2016]

Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$10.224 billion (US$323.109 million) for August, representing a 22.62% increase on month and 39.22% increase on year.

Accumulated 2016 revenues through August totaled NT$64.663 billion , increasing 22.9% from a year earlier. For the year of 2015, MSI posted total revenues of NT$85.304 billion, up 0.47% on year.

MSI is expected to see its revenues reach over NT$100 billion in 2016, powered by the release of its VR-ready gaming notebooks, including its latest model, the GT83VR Titan SLI, which comes with a Cherry MX keyboard, SteelSeries Engine 3 and supports Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 SLI graphics cards, according to a Chinese-language chinatimes.com report.

The company's stock price rose 3.48% to close at NT$83.30 on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) during the September 12 session, in which the benchmark index declined 1.18% to finish at 8947.06


 
MSI partners with HTC to release VR One backpack PC
Monica Chen, Taipei; Steve Shen, DIGITIMES [Tuesday 13 September 2016]

Micro-Star International (MSI) has launched the VR One, a virtual reality (VR) backpack PC, in partnership with HTC's Vive team, featuring high-end specifications, specially designed connection cables and light weight.

The HTC-MSI team will showcase the VR backpack PC at the upcoming Tokyo Game Show (TGS) which will be held Sept. 15-18.

HTC and MSI will launch a special sales package to promote the VR One in Japan. Under the program, four models of MSI's gaming notebooks the 6RF-004JP and 6RF-003JP of its GS63VR series, as well as the 6RF-006JP and 6RF-002JP of the GE62VR series will be bundled with the HTC Vive and three VR games The Gallery, Zombie Training Simulator, and Tilt Brush.

HTC and MSI will start accepting pre-orders for the VR One on September 13, and sales of the new package will be also available at MSI's distributors in Japan, including Bic Camera, PC Shop ARC and PC Ones, in early October, according to HTC.

MSI is expected to ship 1.2 million gaming notebooks in 2016 compared to 900,000 units shipped a year earlier. Additionally, MSI also shipped two million graphics cards in the first half of 2016 and is likely to ship four million units for all of the year compared to 3.8 million units shipped in the previous year.

MSI's VR One backpack PC

MSI's VR One backpack PC
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MSI reports strong sales for August

Stockwatch - Sep 12, 15:23

Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$10.224 billion (US$323.109 million) for August, representing a 22.62% increase on month and 39.22% increase...

MSI may ship 5 million graphics cards in 2016

Aug 25, 21:23

Micro-Star International (MSI) shipped two million graphics cards in the first half of 2016 and is likely to ship five million units in the whole year, growing 31.6% on year, for...

MSI announces new gaming notebooks using Nvidia GTX 10 series GPUs

Aug 18, 10:18

Taiwan-based motherboard and gaming notebook vendor Micro-Star International (MSI) has announced 11 new gaming devices under its four major product series - GT, GS, GE and GP. These...

MSI new gaming notebooks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asustek claims to be the largest gaming notebook vendor worldwide, say papers
EDN and Apple Daily, August 17; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Wednesday 17 August 2016]

Commenting on Micro-Star International (MSI) claiming it was the largest gaming vendor worldwide at its new gaming notebook launch conference on August 16, Asustek Computer citied other research figures saying that the company was actually the largest vendor worldwide in the first half with around 40% market share, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Asustek was also the largest gaming notebook vendor in Taiwan in the second quarter with a 52% market share, expanding its gap with second-largest Acer by 32pp.

Asustek is planning to push its gaming notebooks into four major markets: the US, China, Germany and France in the second half and is pushing to achieve an on-year shipment growth rate of 50% in the third quarter.

Chinese-language Apple Daily report said the discrepancy between the two research firms' figures was because they counted products differently, with the firm putting MSI ahead having a higher standard for what it considers a gaming notebook.

 

MSI is currently the largest Gaming notebook vendor after taking over Asus 15%

MSI becomes the largest gaming notebook vendor worldwide, says paper
EDN, July 22; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Friday 22 July 2016]
Micro-Star International (MSI) has become the largest gaming notebook player worldwide with a market share of 19%, surpassing Asustek's 15%, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report citing market watchers.

The market watchers pointed out that MSI's EPS for 2016 is expected to reach NT$5.41 (US$0.17), up nearly 20% from NT$4.39 in 2015 thanks to increasing shipments of its gaming products, and rising virtual reality demand.

Worldwide gaming notebook shipments are expected to reach around 4.5 million units in 2016, up 15.4% on year, but the market sector still has a lot of space for growth since the product line only accounts for 3% of the notebook market, the paper added, citing figures from research firms.

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Global gaming notebook shipments expected to reach 4.5 million units in 2016
Monica Chen, Taipei; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Tuesday 16 August 2016]

The gaming notebook market is expected to see shipments of 4.5 million units in 2016, up 12.5% on year. Micro-Star International (MSI) is forecast to ship over 1.2 million units in the year, up from over 900,000 units in 2015, surpassing Asustek Computer in terms of both shipments and profits.

Countries including China, South Korea and Russia are treating e-sports as an official sport, and have been aggressively nurturing the industry. As a result, worldwide gaming notebook shipments have been rising over the past couple of years. Virtual reality becoming a new trend for 2017, and is also expected to increase related shipments.

MSI plans to release next-generation gaming notebook models featuring Nvidia's GTX 1080 discrete graphics card. MSI will launch a total of 10 gaming notebooks under its three major series. To differentiate from its competitors, MSI has made improvements in the devices' industrial design, materials, heat dissipation and sound quality.

With its new gaming notebooks and graphics card launches, MSI's revenues are expected to grow 25-30% sequentially in the third quarter, and product ASP is also expected to rise further.

Currently, gaming notebooks' mainstream prices are between US$1,499-1,999 and vendors have been competing aggressively in the segment. China-based Haier mainly focuses on US$1,000 entry-level gaming models, while Alienware, Asustek, MSI, Gigabyte Technology and Acer are all targeting the mid-range to high-end segment.

 

MSI announces new gaming notebooks using Nvidia GTX 10 series GPUs
Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES, Taipei [Thursday 18 August 2016]

Taiwan-based motherboard and gaming notebook vendor Micro-Star International (MSI) has announced 11 new gaming devices under its four major product series - GT, GS, GE and GP. These products feature displays ranging from 14- to 18-inch, Intel's latest high-end processors and Nvidia's GeForce GTX 10 series graphics cards.

These gaming notebooks come with virtual reality (VR) ready technology powered by the new Nvidia GeForce GTX graphics cards. The GT83VR Titan SLI is equipped with GeForce GTX 1080 SLI or GeForce GTX 1070 SLI; the GT73VR Titan with GeForce GTX 1070 SLI, GTX 1080 or GTX 1070; the GT72VR and GT62VR Dominator with GeForce GTX1070 graphics for enthusiasts. Meanwhile, the GT72VR and GT62VR Dominator, GS73VR and GS63VR Stealth, GE72VR, and GE62VR Apache are equipped with GeForce GTX 1060.

All the latest MSI gaming notebooks will be pre-installed with MSI's in-house designed hardware monitoring software, the Dragon Center.

The notebooks will also feature MSI's latest solid state drive (SSD) RAID configuration to improve their efficiencies and will all support Ultra HD display. MSI said it also developed a cooling module design to allow faster heat dissipation.

 

MSI reports increased revenues for June

MOPS, July 11; Rodney Chan, DIGITIMES [Monday 11 July 2016]

Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$8.719 billion (US$270.74 million) for June 2016, representing a 22.59% increase on month and 25.59% increase on year.

The company has totaled NT$46.102 billion in year-to-date revenues, up 19.23% on year.

For 2015, Micro-Star International totaled NT$85.304 billion in consolidated revenues, up 0.47% sequentially on year.

The company's stock price rose 8.24% and finished at NT$65.70 in trading on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) on July 11, 2016.