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GIGA-BYTE Technology Co., Ltd. (branded as GIGABYTE) (Chinese: 技嘉科技; pinyin: Jìjiā Kējì), is a Taiwanese manufacturer and distributor of computer hardware.

Gigabyte Technology
Native name
技嘉科技
Public
Traded asTWSE: 2376
IndustryComputer hardware
Electronics
Founded1986; 33 years ago (1986)
FounderPei-Chen Yeh
Headquarters,
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Pei-Chen Yeh (Chairman)
Ming-Hsiung Liu (CEO)
ProductsAir cooling
Computer cases
Computer peripherals
Graphics cards
Motherboards
Notebooks
Power supplies
Server hardware
Smartphones
RevenueIncrease US$ 1.94 billion (2018)[1]
Increase US$ 60.4 million (2013)[1]
Increase US$ 78.9 million (2013)[1]
Number of employees
7,100 (2012)[2]
SubsidiariesAorus
Websitewww.gigabyte.com

Gigabyte's principal business is motherboards, with shipments of 4.8 million motherboards in Q1 2015, while Asus shipped around 4.5 million motherboards in the same quarter.[3] Gigabyte also manufactures custom graphics cards and laptop computers (including thin and light laptops under its "Aero" sub-brand). In 2010, Gigabyte was ranked 17th in "Taiwan's Top 20 Global Brands" by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council.[4][5]

The company is publicly held and traded on the Taiwan Stock Exchange, stock ID number TWSE: 2376.

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HistoryEdit

Gigabyte Technology was established in 1986 by Pei-Cheng Yeh.[6] Gigabyte's components are used by Alienware, Falcon Northwest, CybertronPC, Origin PC,[7] and exclusively in Technology Direct (Australia) desktops with up to a 5 year warranty,[8] and may also be purchased at retail by those who wish to build or upgrade a PC system themselves.

One of Gigabyte's key advertised features on its motherboards is its "Ultra Durable" construction, advertised with "all solid capacitors".[9] On 8 August 2006 Gigabyte announced a joint venture with Asus.[10] Gigabyte developed the world's first software-controlled power supply in July 2007.[11]

An innovative method to charge the iPad and iPhone on the computer was introduced by Gigabyte in April 2010.[12] Gigabyte launched the world’s first Z68 motherboard on 31 May 2011, with an on-board mSATA connection for Intel SSD and Smart Response Technology.[13] On 2 April 2012, Gigabyte developed the world's first motherboard with 60A ICs from International Rectifier.[14]

ProductsEdit

Gigabyte designs and manufactures motherboards for both AMD and Intel platforms, and also produces graphics cards and notebooks in partnership with AMD and Nvidia, including Nvidia's Turing chipsets and AMD's Vega and Polaris chipsets.

Other products of Gigabyte also have included desktop computers, tablet computers, ultrabooks, mobile phones, personal digital assistants, server motherboards, server racks, networking equipment, optical drives, computer monitors, mice, keyboards, cooling components, power supplies, and computer cases.[15][16]

SubsidiariesEdit

Aorus is a registered sub-brand trademark of Gigabyte belonging to Aorus Pte. Ltd.[17] which is a company registered in Singapore.[18] Aorus specializes in gaming related products such as motherboards, graphics cards, notebooks, mice, keyboards, headsets, cases and CPU coolers.[19]

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Financial Statements For Gigabyte Technology Co Ltd (2376)". Bloomberg Business. Archived from the original on 19 January 2013. Retrieved 29 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Gigabyte Technology Co Ltd (2376) Snapshot". Bloomberg Business. Archived from the original on 18 January 2013. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  3. ^ "GIGABYTE passes ASUS, becomes the leading motherboard vendor". TweakTown.
  4. ^ "Gigabyte Ranked Top 20 in Taiwan's Global Brands". TAITRA. 4 November 2010. Retrieved 5 November 2012.[dead link]
  5. ^ "2010 Top Taiwan Global Brands Unveiled". European Business Review. 4 November 2010. Archived from the original on 27 February 2015. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  6. ^ "Pei-Chen Yeh: Executive Profile". Bloomberg Business Week. Retrieved 31 December 2011.
  7. ^ Genesis Gaming Desktop, Origin PC, 30 August 2014
  8. ^ Technology Direct (Australia) Archived 2018-08-12 at the Wayback Machine, Technology Direct Desktops, 21 June 2008
  9. ^ "Gigabyte Announces Ultra-Durable "All-Solid Capacitor" Motherboard". PCSTATS. 5 June 2006. Retrieved 15 November 2012.
  10. ^ "ASUS and Gigabyte Form Joint Venture". Digitimes.com. 8 August 2006. Retrieved 14 November 2012.
  11. ^ "Gigabyte's New Odin GT 800W Power Supply". AnandTech. 24 July 2007. Retrieved 14 November 2012.
  12. ^ "Gigabyte Launches Charge for Apple Products". SemiAccurate. 23 April 2010. Retrieved 15 November 2012.
  13. ^ "Gigabyte Showcases Z68 Motherboards". Digitimes.com. 31 May 2011. Retrieved 14 November 2012.
  14. ^ "Gigabyte Installs 60A Power ICs onto Motherboards". Xbitlabs.com. 4 June 2012. Archived from the original on 10 October 2012. Retrieved 15 November 2012.
  15. ^ "Gigabyte Announces U2442N and U2442V Ultrabooks". Maximum PC. Retrieved 10 April 2012.
  16. ^ Windows 7: Hybrid Computer from Gigabyte (German), Netzwelt, Retrieved 15 March 2012.
  17. ^ "Justia Trademarks". Retrieved January 19, 2018.
  18. ^ "The Green Book". Retrieved January 19, 2018.
  19. ^ "Aorus About Us". Retrieved January 19, 2018.

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