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 worldwide motherboard shipment decline slowed in the second quarter of 2014, reaching 36.8 million units owing to commercial replacement demand. As a slew of Intel's new Pentium and Core i3 processors based on Haswell Refresh micro-architecture and mainstream Bay Trail SoC processor have been released, the industry's shipment volume is anticipated to see both sequential and year-on-year growth in the third quarter of 2014, to reach approximately 37.9 million units.