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GIGABYTE rumored to cut workforce over low motherboard sales

GIGABYTE's motherboard department rumored to be culled over lower sales.

@anthony256
Published Sun, Feb 3 2019 7:47 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:49 AM CST

GIGABYTE is reportedly preparing to cull its motherboard workforce by 5-10% over lower motherboard sales, with shipments of motherboards dropping year-over-year.

GIGABYTE rumored to cut workforce over low motherboard sales | TweakTown.com

The company is better preparing itself for 2019 to hit a sales target of 10 million motherboards, which is keeping its head above water compared to 2018 where it sold 11.4 million motherboards, 12.6 million in 2017, and down from the much larger 16 million shipments in 2016.

DigiTimes is reporting that GIGABYTE will lay staff off from its sales and marketing departments of its motehrboard division, but the VGA side of things will be left untouched. GIGABYTE's graphics card sales aren't being hurt that badly with 3.5 million graphics cards sold in 2018, the same as in 2016.

NEWS SOURCE:digitimes.com

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