This research report presents industry size and value forecast and recent quarter review of the worldwide motherboard industry. The report includes shipment volume and value, shipment breakdowns by maker, ASP, and price trends. The report also examines manufacturer rankings, assembly levels, CPU connector adoption, production locations, shipment destinations, and business types, and provides assembly level breakdown for CPU types, production locations, shipment destinations, and business types. The content of this report is based on primary data obtained through interviews with motherboard makers. The report finds that the worldwide motherboard industry saw a 3.1% sequential growth in shipment volume to reach around 37.9 million units in the fourth quarter of 2013, with shipment value totaling around US$1.67 billion. Looking forward to the first quarter of 2014, the industry's shipment volume is projected to decline 4.5% sequentially to around 36.2 million units, with shipment value dropping to US$1.57 billion.