|Traded as||TWSE: 2399|
|Headquarters||New Taipei, Taiwan|
Home theater PCs
Small form factor
|Revenue||NT$4.608 Billion / $147 Million (2013)|
|NT$54.6 Million / $1.7 Million (2013)|
|NT$122.6 Million / $3.9Million (2013)|
Number of employees
Biostar Microtech International Corp (Biostar; Chinese: 映泰股份有限公司; pinyin: Yìngtài Gǔfèn Yǒuxiàn Gōngsī) is a Taiwanese company which designs and manufactures computer hardware products such as motherboards, video cards, expansion cards, thermal grease, headphones, home theater PCs, remote controls, desktops, barebone computers, system-on-chip solutions and industrial PCs.
Awarded Taiwan's Top 20 Global Brand in 2008, Biostar, with an estimated brand value of US$46 million, was ranked #1 as the top motherboard brand for iCafe in China. Biostar is an independent company listed on the main floor of Taiwan Stock Market, stock ID number TWSE: 2399.
The company was founded in 1986, manufacturing XT form factor mainboards and in later years add-on cards. In 1999 Biostar was listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange & also certified ISO 9001 standard within the same year. Biostar has shifted from the SI/OEM market to the channel market with the portion of branded products closer to 100 percent.
Biostar was the first manufacturer to launch a motherboard with built-in Wireless LAN back in May 2003, the P4TCA, which is based on at the time Intel’s flagship i875P “Canterwood” chipset. Biostar introduced the first AM2/AM2+ motherboard in the world (TF560 A2+) in June 2007, which was able to host Socket AM2 Athlon 64 and AM2+ AMD Phenom processors.
Biostar was awarded “Top 20 Taiwan Global Brand” in 2008 conducted by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) with an estimate brand value of US$46 million. Only three companies had a chance to crack the Top 20 list for the first time – and Biostar was among them.
Biostar was also the first manufacturer in the world to launch a motherboard readily available with integrated USB 3.1 in February 2015, the Gaming Z97X, which is based on Intel's Z97 “Wildcat Point” chipset.
Biostar has the distinction of being the first to allow end-users to modify voltages and frequencies of the video card's GPU and memory to boost performance to extreme limits (overclocking). Those cards are either called "V-Ranger" or "V-Series".
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