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Foxconn and Leadtek finalize the deal on an NVIDIA manufacturing partnership

Foxconn officials have confirmed the company's entrance into the graphics market today during Computex Taipei. As part of its announcement, Leadtek will simultaneously withdraw from the VGA manufacturing.  Foxconn is the primary original equipment manufacturer partner for Leadtek video cards, and the withdrawal of Leadtek's manufacturing presence is to reduce the cross-over between the two companies.  For now Foxconn will only announce NVIDIA graphics cards for the launch.

Leadtek has had a traditionally strong presence for graphics adaptors in the US and Asia, due primarily with its strong manufacturing partnerships.  Foxconn is one of the primary reference design manufacturers for NVIDIA, and since the company did not have a retail channel Leadtek traditionally was one of the first to market with NVIDIA components.  With the Foxconn-Leadtek ties severed, Leadtek will have to use different component manufacturers for its NVIDIA cards.

Foxconn is also expected to announce an entrance into the ATI graphics market.  Foxconn insiders do not have a definite date or time when this will happen, though one product manager described the move to support ATI graphics as "inevitable."

Several weeks ago, we spotted some of Foxconn's GeForce 7900GX2 QUAD SLI graphics cards.  At the CeBIT computer show in Germany, Foxconn representatives unofficially announced that the company would enter the graphics card business. 

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By mendocinosummit on 6/5/2006 11:37:29 AM , Rating: 2
definite date or time one when this will happen

RE: Spelling?
By mendocinosummit on 6/5/2006 11:37:55 AM , Rating: 2
Something does not make sense here to me

RE: Spelling?
By Bull Dog on 6/5/2006 11:46:05 AM , Rating: 2
it makes perfect sense to me.

RE: Spelling?
By essjae on 6/5/2006 12:55:34 PM , Rating: 2
definite date or time one when this will happen

I think he means:
definite date or time on when this will happen

Still seems awkward though.

I don't get them
By KHysiek on 6/5/2006 3:34:07 PM , Rating: 2
Why just close such good and long existing videocard maker and try to push something unknown and probably mediocre. I don't get it.

RE: I don't get them
By Lonyo on 6/5/2006 5:29:03 PM , Rating: 2
Foxconn is the primary original equipment manufacturer for Leadtek video cards

They will be the same thing, but under a new name...

RE: I don't get them
By Stele on 6/6/2006 4:13:53 AM , Rating: 2
something unknown and probably mediocre

Unknown to you perhaps? Foxconn is an enormous OEM manufacturer of just about all things computers and more. They maybe be simple with no frills but they work well and frankly quite a lot of people appreciate that... no unnecessary extra costs for pretentious flash. ;)

By ZeeStorm on 6/5/2006 12:56:05 PM , Rating: 1
It's great to see they're hitting the Quad SLI market full-throttle. I take it, they're only producing nVidia cards? Either way its good for me. I like my 7900GT :)

P. S. I think they need to add a "report" or something so people can post spelling/grammatical mistakes instead of posting them for everybody to see.

RE: Cool
By Xenoid on 6/5/2006 2:20:42 PM , Rating: 2
Or they could just not make mistakes in every second news post they make on Dailytech because it's pathetic how many times they can get spelling/grammatical errors in a single day.

RE: Cool
By mushi799 on 6/5/2006 4:45:29 PM , Rating: 2
or we can just go about our business and ignore it.

this news is wrong!!!!!!
By daawen on 6/6/2006 12:52:14 AM , Rating: 2
Leadtek motherboard is part of Foxconn,but graphic card is different.

some Leadtek guys claims they will not quit!!

pls comfirm this news!!!!

RE: this news is wrong!!!!!!
By massarow on 6/6/2006 11:20:18 AM , Rating: 2
I behalf PR marketing of Foxconn Channel business here to determine this message was incorrect and clarify that Leadtek and Foxconn will stands as partnership as always. Both our grapich cards channel bussiness are indiviual and totally separate. Leadtek won't out of market because Foxconn is into

please correct this message, if any further question on this, please email me at


Spelling error?
By RMSistight on 6/5/2006 11:15:03 AM , Rating: 1
Don't you mean "exits" and not "exists"?

RE: Spelling error?
By Brandon Hill on 6/5/06, Rating: 0
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