Gigabyte Technology

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Gigabyte Technology
Public
Traded as TWSE: 2376
Industry Computer hardware
Electronics
Founded 1986
Founder Pei-Chen Yeh
Headquarters Xindian District, New Taipei City, Taiwan
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Pei-Chen Yeh (Chairman)
Ming-Hsiung Liu (CEO)
Products Air Cooling
Computer Cases
Computer Peripherals
Graphics Cards
Motherboards
Notebooks
Power Supplies
Server Hardware
Smartphones
Revenue Increase US$ 1.7 Billion (2013)[1]
Increase US$ 60.4 Million (2013)[1]
Profit Increase US$ 78.9 Million (2013)[1]
Number of employees
7,100 (2012)[2]
Website www.gigabyte.com

Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. (Chinese: 技嘉科技; pinyin: Jìjiā Kējì), is an international manufacturer and distributor of computer hardware products.

Gigabyte is the second highest motherboard vendor, with shipments of 21 million motherboards worldwide (after Asus).[3][4] Gigabyte was ranked 17th in "Taiwan's 2010 Top 20 Global Brands" by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council.[5][6]

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

History[edit]

Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. was established in 1986 by Pei-Cheng Yeh.[7] Gigabyte's components are used in Alienware, Falcon Northwest, and Origin PC.[8]

A key feature of the of Gigabyte dating back to 2006 were its Ultra-Durable motherboards, which were unique for their design as having "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 Onboard mSATA for Intel® SSDs and Smart Response Technology.[13] On 2 April 2012, Gigabyte developed the world's first motherboard with 60A ICs from International Rectifier.[14]

Products[edit]

Gigabyte designs and manufactures motherboards for both AMD and Intel platforms, and also produces graphics cards and notebooks, with AMD and Nvidia GPUs, including the Geforce GTX 880M and the Radeon R9 290X.

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]

Motherboard naming convention[edit]

Gigabyte uses a special naming system for their motherboards. For example, using the GA-P35-DS3R, the first segment, GA, indicates that it is manufactured by Gigabyte. The second segment indicates the chipset, the Intel P35. The third segment indicates the model and what features the motherboard has.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Financial Statements For Gigabyte Technology Co Ltd (2376)". Bloomberg Business. Retrieved 29 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Gigabyte Technology Co Ltd (2376) Snapshot". Bloomberg Business. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Gigabyte to Perform Exceptionally Well in 2013". TechPowerUp. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Gigabyte Expected to Post 28-year High". Digitimes.com. 28 November 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Gigabyte Ranked Top 20 in Taiwan's Global Brands". TAITRA. 4 November 2010. Retrieved 5 November 2012. [dead link]
  6. ^ "2010 Top Taiwan Global Brands Unveiled". European Business Review. 4 November 2010. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  7. ^ "Pei-Chen Yeh: Executive Profile". Bloomberg Business Week. Retrieved 31 December 2011. 
  8. ^ Genesis Gaming Desktop, Origin PC, 30 August 2014
  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. 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.

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