Gigabyte Technology

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Gigabyte Technology
Type Public
Traded as TWSE: 2376
Industry Computer hardware
Electronics
Founded 1986
Founders 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]
Operating income Increase US$ 60.4 Million (2013)[1]
Profit Increase US$ 78.9 Million (2013)[1]
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, best known for its award-winning motherboards. The company is publicly held and traded on the Taiwan Stock Exchange.

History[edit]

Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. was established in 1986 by Pei-Cheng Yeh.[3] Gigabyte's components are used in Alienware, Falcon Northwest, and Origin PC.[4]

Timeline[edit]

2006

  • Gigabyte unveils its first Ultra-Durable motherboards.[5]
  • Gigabyte announces a joint venture with ASUS.[6]

2007

  • Gigabyte develops the world's first software-controlled power supply.[7]

2010

  • Gigabyte develops an innovative method to charge the iPad and iPhone on the computer.[9]

2011

  • Gigabyte launches the world’s first Z68 motherboard with Onboard mSATA for Intel® SSDs and Smart Response Technology.[10]

2012

2013

  • Gigabyte ships 21 million motherboards worldwide.[12][13]

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.[14][15]

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 "Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd.". Bloomberg Business Week. Retrieved 29 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd.". Bloomberg Business Week. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Pei-Chen Yeh: Executive Profile". Bloomberg Business Week. Retrieved 31 December 2011. 
  4. ^ Genesis Gaming Desktop, Origin PC, 30 August 2014
  5. ^ "Gigabyte Announces Ultra-Durable "All-Solid Capacitor" Motherboard". PCSTATS. 5 June 2006. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "ASUS and Gigabyte Form Joint Venture". Digitimes.com. 8 August 2006. Retrieved 14 November 2012. 
  7. ^ "Gigabyte's New Odin GT 800W Power Supply". AnandTech. 24 July 2007. Retrieved 14 November 2012. 
  8. ^ "Gigabyte Ranked Top 20 in Taiwan's Global Brands". TAITRA. 4 November 2010. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  9. ^ "Gigabyte Launches Charge for Apple Products". SemiAccurate. 23 April 2010. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
  10. ^ "Gigabyte Showcases Z68 Motherboards". Digitimes.com. 31 May 2011. Retrieved 14 November 2012. 
  11. ^ "Gigabyte Installs 60A Power ICs onto Motherboards". Xbitlabs.com. 4 June 2012. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
  12. ^ "Gigabyte to Perform Exceptionally Well in 2013". TechPowerUp. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  13. ^ "Gigabyte Expected to Post 28-year High". Digitimes.com. 28 November 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  14. ^ "Gigabyte Announces U2442N and U2442V Ultrabooks". Maximum PC. Retrieved 10 April 2012. 
  15. ^ Windows 7: Hybrid Computer from Gigabyte (German), Netzwelt, Retrieved 15 March 2012.

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