Whether because of the frequently blamed weak economy or something else, makers of motherboards have come to believe that if mainboard sales do rise during the third quarter, it won't be by much.
As reported here
, July shipments may turn out weaker than expected.
This would not have been such a large problem on its own, but shipment orders for August are also said to be low.
Some companies may still manage good sales, riding the demand spike in the back-to-school season (Starting in September). Nevertheless, certain suppliers may not experience an improvement at all.
Of course, no improvement is still better than a negative shipment progression, so we can't say things look truly bleak yet.
Nevertheless, this is not exactly the best of news either, for companies that have just unveiled B75
models, among other things.