ZOTAC

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Zotac International (Macao Commercial Offshore) Limited
Private
Founded September 20, 2006 (2006-09-20)
Headquarters Rm L 16/F Macau Finance Ctr, Macau
Number of locations
4 offices worldwide
Key people
  • Tony Wong (CEO)
  • Carsten Berger (Marketing Director)
Revenue
  • Increase HK$917.0 million(2015)[1]
  • HK$612.8 million (2014)
Website zotac.com

ZOTAC is a computer hardware manufacturer based in Macau. The company specializes in producing video cards, Mini PCs, Solid State Drives,[2][3] Motherboards, and other computer accessories. All its products are manufactured in the PC Partner factories in Dongguan City, China.[4]

Aside from its international headquarters in Macau, it also has three offices overseas in Korea, the US.,[5] and Germany.[1]

A ZOTAC ZBOX Mini PC.

History[edit]

ZOTAC was established in 2006 under the umbrella company of PC Partner. Its name was derived from the words "zone" and "tact". A year later, ZOTAC created its first ever video card, the ZOTAC GeForce 7300 GT.

In 2008, ZOTAC became the first hardware company to ship video cards with a factory overclock.[2] It also created the first Mini PC, called the MAG ND01.[6] The MAG ND01 officially debuted in 2009. It featured 2GB of DDR2 memory, an Intel Atom 230 or 330 depending on the model, and a 160GB HDD.[7]

In 2012, ZOTAC began to offer extended warranty for all graphics cards and Mini PC products.[2]

In 2015, ZOTAC created a Steam Machine called the NEN.[8] It featured a Nvidia GeForce 960 and a Intel Core i5-6400T Processor[9]

In 2016, The MAGNUS EN980 debuted at Computex Taipei.[10] It was the first ever Mini PC that was considered "VR ready" by Nvidia,[11] and it featured a Nvidia GTX 980 and an i5 Processor.[12][13]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "PCPartner Annual Report 2015" (PDF). PCPartner. Retrieved 2016-06-18. 
  2. ^ a b c "About ZOTAC". ZOTAC INTERNATIONAL. 
  3. ^ Hellstrom, Jeremy (July 11, 2016). "A brand new PCIe NVMe SSD from ... Zotac". Retrieved 2016-07-12 – via PC Perspective. 
  4. ^ "Manufacturing". www.pcpartner.com. Retrieved 2016-08-19. 
  5. ^ "PCPartner 2014 annual report" (PDF). PCPartner. 23 March 2015. Retrieved 2016-08-18. 
  6. ^ "The Original Mini PC (a brief history) | ZOTAC". 2015-09-10. Retrieved 2016-07-29. 
  7. ^ Parm, Mann (6 October 2009). "ZOTAC dives into nettop market with MAG mini PC - Systems - News - HEXUS.net". hexus.net. Retrieved 2016-07-29. 
  8. ^ Brad, Bourque (November 2, 2015). "ZOTAC DIVES HEAD FIRST INTO THE STEAM MACHINE BATTLE WITH A PINT-SIZED GAMING RIG". Retrieved 2016-07-08 – via Digital Trends. 
  9. ^ "NEN Steam Machine | ZOTAC". Retrieved 2016-07-08. 
  10. ^ Low, Aloysius (May 31, 2016). "Zotac's water-cooled mini PC is ready for VR and surprisingly affordable". Retrieved 2016-07-10 – via CNET. 
  11. ^ Matthews, Lee (April 8, 2016). "Zotac crammed a discrete GPU and water cooling into their new mini PC". Retrieved 2016-07-12 – via GEEK.com. 
  12. ^ "MAGNUS EN980 Plus | ZOTAC". ZOTAC International. Retrieved 2016-07-10. 
  13. ^ Mah, Gordon (Mar 16, 2016). "Hands-on with Zotac's tiny VR-ready PC". Retrieved 2016-07-10 – via PCWorld. 

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