The report finds that the shipment volume of the global motherboard industry grew sequentially but decline year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2018, reaching 24.9 million units. The impact of Intel’s chip shortage for mid-range and entry-level desktop PCs has a greater impact on motherboard makers than desktop PC makers. Amid the new rollouts from NVidia, the industry’s shipment volume is estimated to decline sequentially and year-on-year in the first quarter of 2019, to 23.9 million units.