Graphics card manufacturers Micro-Star International experienced a 40% raise in unit sales last year, selling over 10 million cards. The increase is due largely to contracts with Acer, and now means the company is the topmost worldwide supplier.
Industry sources have stated that MSI is planning to raise the amount of notebook-use cards they produce so as to attempt to gain as strong a hold in the notebook graphics card market.
MSI has been praised for their implementation of Nvidia developed mobile PCI Express module (MXM) applications, and their inclusion of notebook-use standard cards for desktops. This won them big contracts last year from reputable companies such as Dell, Acer, and Hewlett Packard.
This year many other card manufactures are expected to follow MSI in production of MXM applications.
According to sources within the industry, gaming capable notebooks are expected to draw high revenues this year, and MSI is going to have some competition from ATI who are expected to be launching a discrete notebook-use graphics card that many card makers are going to want.
MSI is going to have to bring their A-game to stay top-dog for a second year running.