ELITEGROUP COMPUTER SYSTEMS CO., LTD.

ELITEGROUP COMPUTER SYSTEMS CO., LTD.

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Company Overview
Elitegroup Computer Systems Co., Ltd. (ECS), founded 1987, is engaged in design and manufacture of computer motherboard, barebone and complete systems, such as notebook computers and high-end servers. The company’s headquarters is located in Taipei, Taiwan.
Elitegroup Computer Systems has been a pioneer in designing and manufacturing computer motherboards since 1987. The company’s product include motherboard, graphics card, notebook, server, ultra mobile personal computer (UMPC) and portable media player. Its motherboard products including Socket 775, Socket 478, Socket AM2+ and Socket 939. Additionally, it offers a wide range of graphics card distributed under the brand names NVIDIA, GeForce, GigaThread, Luminex, Purevideo, Quantum Effects and OpenGL.
The company has ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001:2004 certified manufacturing facilities in Guangdong, China, capable of producing over 2.5 million motherboards and 200,000 notebook computers every month.
ECS has worldwide distributors in America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Middle East and Oceania.
Elitegroup Computer Systems is a publicly quoted company, traded on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under the ticker code “2331”.
Business Summary
The Company’s principal activities are designing and manufacturing computer motherboards, barebone and complete systems, such as notebook computers and high-end servers.
Description and history
The Company has been a pioneer in designing and manufacturing Computer motherboards since 1987. It was the first motherboard maker in Taiwan to be listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange in 1994. Today, the Company also designs and manufactures barebone and complete systems, such as notebook computers and high-end servers, for distributors worldwide.

Headquartered in Taiwan with business partners and distributors in over 60 countries, the Company has ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001:2004 certified manufacturing facilities in China, capable of producing over 2.5 million motherboards and 200,000 notebook computers every month. The Company currently has branch offices throughout the world in Americas, Europe and the Pacific Rim. To further extend its quality products and services, the Company plans to open additional branch offices in the new emerging markets including Brazil, India and Russia.

With its 18 years of experience in designing and manufacturing motherboards, the building block of many of today’s personal computers, the Company is expected to remain as one of the major contributors in the IT industry. The Company is very fortunate to work very closely with many major chip designers in the PC industry on the design, development and manufacture of future IT innovations. Together with its business partners and its team members around the world, the Company is ready to provide a rich variety of new products and great services to its customers in the years to come.

Milestone of the Company are as followed:

2008
Headquarters new building completion
Established Intelligent Communication Product Business Unit for advanced communication product development.

2007
Headquarters moved to ECS owned new building.Extended new notebook manufacturing site in China (Suzhou)

2006
Acquired Tatung Desktop PC BU & Uniwill computer Corp.
Added new manufacturing sites in China (Shenzhen and Suzhou), Mexico, and Czech Republic to complete ECS global manufacturing networks

2005
Established its new EU headquarters in Holland
Updated its environmental management system to ISO 14001:2004 for its factories in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

2004
Began construction with its new 20-story ECS headquarters in Taiwan

2003
Upgraded its quality management system to ISO 9001:2000
Listed in the BusinessWeek IT100 for the second consecutive year
Purchased a factory in Shenzhen, Guang Dong, China for production increase
Introduced EZ-Buddie, a Small Form Factor Entertainment PC

2002
Achieved 2,000,000 unit-per-month motherboard sales
Placed 8th in BusinessWeek’s Info Tech 100 as one of the top performers in the IT industry

2001
Achieved 1,500,000 unit-per-month motherboard sales
First to deliver an affordable portable computer known as the DeskNote PC Certified with ISO 14001:1996 for the environmental management system of its factory in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

2000
Achieved 1,000,000 unit-per-month motherboard sales
Certified with ISO 9001:1994 for the quality management system of its factory in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

1999
Introduced barebone and compact complete system products
Updated its quality management system to ISO 9001:1994

1998
First to deliver a Socket 7 motherboard with 100MHz system-bus
Mr Johnson Chiang became the chairman of the board of directors
Pou Chen Industrial Co. became one of its largest shareholders

1997
Upgraded its quality management system to ISO 9001:1987

1996
First motherboard maker in Taiwan to introduce a dual processor Intel Pentium motherboard, P6FX2-A

1994
First computer motherboard maker to go public in Taiwan (TSE: 2331)

1993
Certified with ISO 9002:1987 for its quality management system

1992
First to introduce a 64-bit motherboard
Established a new branch office in Hong Kong
Implemented the Green PC standards into its products

1989 – 1990
Established branch offices throughout the world in UK, USA, Germany and Japan

1988
First to introduce a 32-bit motherboard
Won its first CeBit Best Product Design Award for its NEAT All-in-one motherboard

1987
Founded as a computer motherboard manufacturer in Taiwan

Business Line
Engaged in design and manufacture of computer motherboard, barebone and complete systems, such as notebook computers and high-end servers
Subsidiary
AFA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Advisor
DELOITTE TOUCHE TOHMATSU
IPO date
9/21/1994
US SIC Code
3571
Company Address
Section 2
239, Diding Road
City province or state postal code
TAIPEI
Phone: +886 2 21621177
Fax: +886 2 27971167
Country address: TAIWAN
Website url: www.ecs.com.tw