Asus

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ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
華碩電腦股份有限公司
Type Public
Industry Computer hardware
Electronics
When it was created 2 April 1989
People who started it T.H. Tung
Ted Hsu
Wayne Hsieh
M.T. Liao
Headquarters Beitou District, Taipei, Taiwan
Fremont, California, U.S.
Key people Jonney Shih (Chairman)
Website www.ASUS.com

ASUSTeK Computer Inc., usually referred to as ASUS,[1] is a computer hardware and electronics company. It was founded in Taipei in 1989 by T.H. Tung, Ted Hsu, Wayne Hsieh and M.T. Liao.[2] ASUS is the world's fifth-largest PC vendor by 2013 unit sales (after Lenovo, Hewlett-Packard, Dell and Acer).[3]

Name[change | change source]

The name ASUS originates from Pegasus, the winged horse of Greek mythology.[4]

Products[change | change source]

ASUS's products include laptops, tablet computers, desktop computers, mobile phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs), servers, computer monitors, motherboards, graphics cards, sound cards, optical disc drives, computer networking devices, computer cases, computer components and computer cooling systems.

Republic of Gamers (ROG)[change | change source]

Republic of Gamers is a brand used by ASUS since 2006, encompassing a range of computer hardware, personal computers, peripherals, and accessories oriented primarily toward PC gaming. The line includes both desktops and high-spec laptops.

References[change | change source]

  1. "How to pronounce ASUS". video. Engadget. http://www.engadget.com/2010/12/17/how-to-pronounce-ASUS-video/. Retrieved 3 March 2011.
  2. "Company Profile". Official website. ASUS. 2009. http://www.corpasia.net/taiwan/2357/irwebsite_new/index.php?mod=profile. Retrieved 27 November 2000.
  3. "Gartner Says Worldwide PC Shipments Declined 6.9 Percent in Fourth Quarter of 2013". Gartner.com. 2014-01-09. http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/2647517. Retrieved 2014-02-03.
  4. "Origin of the Name 'ASUS'". ASUS website. ASUS. http://www.ASUS.com/ContentPage.aspx?Content_Type=AboutASUS&Content_Id=9. Retrieved 4 August 2009. "ASUS comes from the last four letters of PegASUS, the winged horse in Greek mythology that represents the inspiration of art and learning. However it is not pronounced like the "ASUS" in PegASUS,"