Gigabyte Technology

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Gigabyte Technology
Traded asTWSE: 2376
IndustryComputer hardware
FounderPei-Chen Yeh
HeadquartersXindian District, New Taipei City, Taiwan
City of Industry, California
United States
Area served
Key people
Pei-Chen Yeh (Chairman)
Ming-Hsiung Liu (CEO)
ProductsAir cooling
Computer cases
Computer peripherals
Graphics cards
Power supplies
Server hardware
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]

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 is a motherboard vendor, with shipments of 4.8 million motherboards in Q1 2015, while ASUS shipped around 4.5 million motherboards in the same quarter.[3] Gigabyte was ranked 17th in "Taiwan's 2010 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.


Gigabyte Technology headquarters

Gigabyte Technology was established in 1986 by Pei-Cheng Yeh.[6] Gigabyte's components are used in Alienware, Falcon Northwest, CybertronPC, Origin PC[7] and exclusively in Technology Direct (Australia) Desktops with up to a 5 year warranty.[8]

A key feature of the Gigabyte dating back to 2006 were its ultra-durable motherboards, 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]


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 1080 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]


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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  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), 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". 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". 31 May 2011. Retrieved 14 November 2012.
  14. ^ "Gigabyte Installs 60A Power ICs onto Motherboards". 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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