Further consolidation in the mobo business is inevitable, but for right now ECS (Elite) is not up for sale.
And not only is ECS not up for being bought by Foxconn – as Digitimes reports today – but Hon Hai (Foxconn) has denied it wants to buy it.
Specifically, Digitimes speculated – it is Orbitt that Foxconn is eying up. Orbitt sells kit in China.
Over the last five years, the number of independent motherboard makers has dwindled as commoditisation has overwhelmed the PC industry. ECS itself is largely owned by Taiwanese giant Tatung.