ASUS announced today that it has sold over 500-million motherboards since the company’s inception in 1989. This significant milestone will be celebrated with a global competition, giving ASUS fans and followers around the world the chance to learn more about the history of ASUS and to win some amazing prizes, including a Z97 PC in a unique ASUS TUF case mod.
Did you know that ASUS was started by four engineers in a small Taiwan apartment?
ASUS was founded in Taipei in 1989 by T.H. Tung, Ted Hsu, Wayne Hsieh and M.T. Liao, and all four were previously working at another tech company, Acer as computer engineers.
Announcing the milestone, ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih said: “I want to thank all of our customers for their support throughout the past 25 years. We share a common passion for technology and their inputs have enabled us to grow on this journey in search of incredible. We are committed to delivering more innovation to market and we aim to bring a seamless and joyful digital life for everyone to enjoy.”
To celebrate this quarter-century effort and 500 million motherboards sold milestone, ASUS fans worldwide would be conducting a ‘500-million motherboards’ competition. Participate in two methods, sharing the site on your Facebook or answering a short quiz relating to the history of ASUS. The competition would run from now to to 12th February, 2015, and can be accessed at the ASUS 500 Million MB Microsite.
The grand prize is one-of-a-kind PC based on a limited-edition Sabertooth Mark S motherboard and encased in a unique ASUS TUF case mod. Weekly prizes include RT-AC87U dual-band AC2400 routers, S1 Mobile LED projectors, and the ultra-compact VivoPC VM40B.