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MSI
Micro-Star International Co., Ltd
Public
Traded as TWSE: 2377
Industry Computer hardware
Electronics
Founded 1986
Founder Joseph Hsu
Jeans Huang
Frank Lin
Kenny Yu
Henry Lu
Headquarters Zhonghe District, New Taipei City, Taiwan
Key people
Joseph Hsu (Chairman)
Products Notebooks, Motherboards, Video Cards, Barebone, Consumer Electronics, Servers, Industrial Computing, All-in-One PC
Revenue TW$73.95 billion / $2.465 billion (2013)
Number of employees
13,500
Website http://www.msi.com

Micro-Star International Co., Ltd or MSI (Chinese: 微星科技股份有限公司) is a Taiwanese multinational information technology corporation headquartered in New Taipei City, Taiwan. It designs, develops and provides computer hardware, related products and services, including laptops, motherboards, graphics cards, All-in-One PCs, servers, industrial computers, PC peripherals, car infotainment products, etc. After its GT780DXR gaming notebook was awarded the International CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Awards, its best-known products remain to be the GAMING Series ever since.[1]

The company has a primary listing on the Taiwan Stock Exchange [2] and was established in August 1986 by 5 founders – Hsu Xiang (a.k.a. Joseph Hsu),[3] Huang Jinqing (a.k.a. Jeans Huang),[4] Lin Wentong (a.k.a. Frank Lin),[5] Yu Xian'neng (a.k.a. Kenny Yu), and Lu Qilong (a.k.a. Henry Lu). First starting its business in New Taipei City, Taiwan, MSI later expanded into Mainland China, setting up its Baoan Plant in Shenzhen in 2000 and establishing research and development facilities in Kunshan in 2001. It also provides global warranty service in North America, Central/South America, Asia, Australia and Europe.[6]

Products[edit]

The company first built its reputation on developing and manufacturing quality computer motherboards and graphics cards. It established its subsidiary FUNTORO in 2008 to provide comprehensive IT solutions for vehicle infotainment. Now it provides a variety of products ranging from laptops, gaming laptops,[7] motherboards, graphics cards, all-in-one PCs, mobile workstations, barebone computers, servers, IPCs, multimedia peripherals to vehicle infotainment solutions, smart cleaning robots, panoramic Wi-Fi cameras, etc.

MSI GAMING Series[edit]

According to information on MSI official website, its GAMING series features laptops, motherboards, graphic cards, All-in-One PCs and gaming peripherals designed for gamers, power users and all. Said to incorporate high-end, durable components that have passed rigorous military class certification tests, the GAMING series has garnered generally favorable reviews and quite a few awards.[8][9][10][11]

The company has also been a sponsor for eSports teams like Fnatic,[12] HWA Gaming,[13] yoe Flash Wolves,[14] NXA-Ladies,[15] Saigon Fantastic Five,[16] MSI-Evolution,[17] Vox Eminor,[18] DeToNator,[19] Team Infused,[20] etc.

Timelines[edit]

1987

  • MSI introduced the first overclockable 286 motherboard

1991

  • MSI introduced the first 486/586 motherboard

1995

  • MSI introduced Dual Pentium Pro-based motherboard (MS-5129)

1997

  • MSI introduced the Intel Pentium II-based motherboard with Intel MMX Technology built-on board, along with the first graphics card product (MS-4413), and the first barebone product
  • MSI inaugurated its Plant I in Jung-He city

1998

  • MSI became a public company as it went on IPO (Initial Public Offering) on the Taipei Stock Exchange (TAIEX)

1998

  • MSI introduced the first Socket 7 based motherboard (MS-5169)

2000

  • MSI Computer (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. was founded
  • MSI inaugurated its Plant III in Jung-He city
  • MSI introduced the first Set-Top Box product

2001

  • MSI Electronics (Kunshan) Co., Ltd. was founded

2002

  • MSI introduced the first PC2PC Bluetooth & WLAN motherboard

2003

  • MSI introduced the first Pen Tablet PC product (PenNote3100).[21]
  • MSI FX5800 Series graphics card was awarded COMPUTEX Best Choice Award 2003 (the Multimedia Products category)[22]

2004

  • MSI introduced the first Notebook product (M510C) [23]

2005

  • MSI’s annual NB shipment topped 100K

2006

  • MSI K8N Diamond Plus motherboard was awarded COMPUTEX Best Choice Award 2006 (the Motherboards category)[24]

2007

  • MSI PR200 notebook was awarded the “Red Dot Award: Product Design 2007” [25]
  • MSI P35 Platinum Combo motherboard was awarded COMPUTEX Best Choice Award 2007 (the Motherboards category)[26]

2008

  • MSI was ranked among the Top 20 Taiwan Global Brands
  • MSI GX620 notebook was awarded COMPUTEX Best Choice Award 2008 (the PC category)[27]
  • MSI P45 Diamond motherboard was awarded COMPUTEX Best Choice Award 2008 (the Motherboards category)[28]

2009

  • MSI introduced its first Ultra Slim Notebook (X320).[29]
  • MSI introduced its first All-in-One PC (AP1900).[30]
  • MSI Netbook U115 Hybrid was awarded COMPUTEX Media’s Choice Award 2009 (the PC category)[31]
  • MSI Scalable / Manageable Large On-Demand System was awarded COMPUTEX Best Choice Award 2009 (the Car Electronics Products category)[32]

2010

  • MSI X620 notebook and Wind U160 netbook won the iF Product Design Awards.[33]
  • MSI Wind Top AE2220 won the prestigious CeBIT Preview Awards 2010.[34]
  • MSI X-Slim X620 notebook was awarded COMPUTEX d & i Awards 2010[35]
  • MSI X-Slim X360 Notebook was awarded COMPUTEX Best Choice Award 2010[36]
  • MSI Big Bang- Fuzion Gaming Motherboard was awarded COMPUTEX Best Choice Award 2010 (the IC & Components category)[37]
  • MSI Telematics Box BV105 series was awarded COMPUTEX Best Choice Award 2010 (the Communication category)[38]

2011

  • MSI N460GTX Hawk graphics card was awarded CES Innovations Awards 2011.[39]
  • MSI was named one of the Top 100 Taiwan Brands, distinguished among 500 brands.[40]

2012

  • MSI Z68A-GD80(G3) motherboard & GT780DXR notebook were awarded CES Innovations Awards 2012.[41]
  • MSI GT70 gaming Laptop was awarded COMPUTEX Best Choice Award & Media’s Choice Award 2012[42]
  • MSI Z77A-GD65 motherboard won the Tom’s Hardware Awards.[43]

2013

  • MSI GT70 Dragon Edition notebook and the N680GTX Lightning graphics card were awarded CES Innovations Awards 2013.[44]
  • MSI has been awarded from Taiwan Excellence for 15 consecutive years.[45]
  • MSI Z87-GD65 GAMING motherboard was awarded COMPUTEX Best Choice Golden Award 2013 (the IC & Components category)[46]
  • MSI FUNTORO HD + Media On-Demand System was awarded COMPUTEX Best Choice Award 2013 (the Communication category)[47]

2014

  • MSI Z97 XPOWER AC Overclocking motherboard was awarded COMPUTEX d & i Awards 2014 [48]
  • MSI Z97 XPOWER AC Overclocking motherboard was awarded COMPUTEX Best Choice Award 2014 (the Computer & System category)[49]

2015

  • MSI GT72 Dominator Pro, GS30 Shadow, AG240 4K Edition GAMING AIO and X99 GAMING 9 ACK motherboard recognized as CES 2015 innovative gaming hardware [50][51]
  • MSI has been awarded from Taiwan Excellence for 17 consecutive years. Taiwan Excellence 2015 Award winners (GT72 Dominator laptop,[52] X99S GAMING 9 ACK [53] and Z97 GAMING 9 ACK,[54] 980 GAMING 4G [55] and R9 270X GAMING 2G ITX [56] graphics card, AG220 2PE,[57] AG240 2PE [58] and AG270 2PE [59] All-in-One PCs) scheduled for exhibition at the Taiwan Excellence Experiential Showcase at the Asian American Expo 2015 in Pomono, California.[60][61]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  33. ^ "MSI’s Wind U160 and X-Slim X620 Win 2010 iF Design Awards in Germany, January 13, 2010". http://miami.taiwantrade.com.tw. Retrieved February 5, 2015. 
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  42. ^ "MSI GT70 gaming Laptop was awarded COMPUTEX Best Choice Award & Media’s Choice Award 2012". http://www.computex.com.tw. Retrieved February 4, 2015. 
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  46. ^ "MSI Z87-GD65 GAMING motherboard was awarded COMPUTEX Best Choice Golden Award 2013". http://www.computex.com.tw. Retrieved February 3, 2015. 
  47. ^ "MSI FUNTORO HD + Media On-Demand System was awarded COMPUTEX Best Choice Award 2013". http://www.computex.com.tw. Retrieved February 3, 2015. 
  48. ^ "MSI Z97 XPOWER AC Overclocking motherboard was awarded COMPUTEX d & i Awards 2014". http://www.computextaipei.com.tw. Retrieved February 3, 2015. 
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