Asus computer brand has been around since late April of 1989. They have made thousands of devices and generate billions annually. In this post, I will give some history about the company that you might not have known about before reading this.
What Is Asus
Asus headquarters is based out of Taiwan. The founders go by the names of.
- Ted Hsu
- M.T. Liao
- Wayne Tsiah
- T.H. Tung
All played a vital part in bringing the brand to the PC vending powerhouse it is today. They all also worked at Acer as hardware engineers. Asus does not only make PC devices. They include a host of other items in their inventory as well. Such as the following.
- Mobile Phones
- Networking Equipment
- Graphic Cards
- Optical Storage
- Multimedia Products
- Tablet PC’s
You can see by this long list of items. That Asus has its hand in almost everything to do with tech electronics.
Major Moves By The Company Asus
In September 2005 Asus released the first PhysX accelerator card. Later in that same year, they entered the LCD TV market with the TLW32001 model. The next year in January of ’06 announced that it would cooperate with Lamborghini to develop the VX series.
By the 6th of March Asus was confirmed as one of the manufacturers of the first Microsoft Origami models, together with Samsung and Founder Technology.
In August of that same year announced a joint venture with Gigabyte Technology.
On the 5th of June 2007, Asus announced the release of the Eee PC at COMPUTEX Taipei.
On 9 September 2007 Asus indicated support for Blu-Ray, announcing the release of a BD-ROM/DVD writer PC drive, BC-1205PT. ASUS subsequently released several Blu-ray based notebooks.
By January 2008 Asus began a major restructuring of its operations separating into three companies. Those being Asus, Pegatron, Unihan Corporation.
December of 2008 Asus had become one of 14 new members of an organization called Open Handset Alliance.
These new members would either deploy compatible Andriod devices, contribute significant code to the Andriod Open Source Project, or Support the ecosystem through products and services.
That will enhance the availability of Andriod devices. On June 1st, 2010, Asus dropped Pegatron Corporation.
Then in October of 2010, Asus and Garmin stated that they would be discontinuing their smartphone partnership as a result of Garmin deciding to exit the product category.
The two companies in their time dealing with each other had produced over 6 smartphones. In just two years.
December 2010, Asus released the world’s thinnest notebook. It was called the Asus U36, with Intel processor voltage standard internal core.
Asus continues to be proactive over the years and had a setback around 2013, Asus officially ended production of its Eee PC series due to declining sales caused by consumers increasingly converting to tablets and ultrabooks.
Where Are The Manufacturing Facilities For Asus
The main ones are located in the Beitou District, Taipei, Taiwan.
They have a few other location also in the following areas.
- Mainland China
- Ciudad Juàrez
- Czech Republic
The Asus Hi-Tech Park, located in Suzhou, covers 540,000 M. That is huge. They operate around 50 service sites across 32 countries and has over 400 service partners worldwide.
Controversies For Asus
In September 2008, PC Pro found out through a reader that Asus had mistakenly shipped laptops that contained cracked and unlicensed software.
Both physical machines and recovery CDs contained confidential information from Microsoft and other organizations.
February 2016, Asus settled a lawsuit filed by the American Federal Trade Commission.
The lawsuit revealed the presence of critical security flaws in the brand’s home network routers, Which put many customers at risk.
A lot of people had their entire identity and other private/sensitive information all in the air for grabs on the internet.
This is the scoop on the Asus Computer brand. I hope you enjoyed the article and learned something new. I love writing these informative articles.
It allows me to sharpen my craft and do what I love. But even more important it has potential to help someone out there that needed it for free.
I wrote this to help you with any buying decision you may have/had about a product or products from Asus.
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