Famous Chinese electronics manufacturers

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Acer. Large Taiwanese company founded in 1976 by Chinese businessman Stan Shih. At first it was called Multitech, and it has been called Acer since 1989. At first, Acer was engaged in copying American technology (in particular, it produced clones of the first Apple computers), but gradually it “matured” and became a large and highly respected manufacturer of computer equipment. Today, Acer’s share of the global PC market is around 10.5%, behind only HP, Lenovo and Dell. The assortment of Acer includes desktops, laptops, netbooks, monitors, tablets, smartphones, projectors, as well as other computer equipment and accessories.

Aiptek. Taiwanese brand of portable devices: mini speakers, pocket projectors, players, DVRs, digital cameras, camcorders, and accessories. Founded in 1997. Aiptek devices are sold in many countries around the world: not only in China and Russia, but also in the USA, Brazil, Japan, Turkey, etc.

Apacer. A Taiwanese company that was founded in 1997 and initially was engaged in the production of RAM modules. In 1999, she began to produce USB flash drives (flash drives), in 2006 she brought to the market some new products (the world’s first 2.5 ″ SATA RAID Flash Drive and SSD + Optimizer). Currently Apacer manufactures not only memory modules, flash drives, HDD and SSD disks, but also digital devices: MP3 players, media players, webcams; in addition – various accessories. Apacer devices are sold not only in Taiwan and Russia, but also in India, Bangladesh, Japan, the USA and other countries.

Asus. Another Taiwanese brand of computer technology; is owned by ASUSTeK Computer Inc., founded in 1990 by four former Acer electronics engineers. Today Asus occupies the fifth place in the PC market, noticeably lagging behind Acer in terms of sales (Asus’s share is about 7%). The assortment of Asus includes desktops, monoblocks, computer components (motherboards, cases, etc.), laptops, netbooks, tablets, monitors, smartphones, peripherals, accessories.

BBK. Chinese brand of video and audio equipment owned by BBK Electronics Group, founded in 1995 by Duan Yongping. At first, BBK produced equipment under OEM contracts, but then entered the market with its own brand, as well as with Vivo and Oppo brands. Devices of these brands are supplied to many countries of the world, including the USA. But BBK is a brand focused mainly on Russia and other CIS countries. BBK’s assortment includes TVs, DVD / Blu-ray players, home theaters, stereos, and other similar equipment; accessories. Good value for money, but there are also very mediocre models.

BenQ. Taiwanese company founded in 2001 (actually – “spin off” from Acer). It is engaged in the production of monitors, projectors, cameras, televisions, camcorders. BenQ devices are sold in most countries around the world, including South Korea, USA, Canada, Australia, Russia, Italy and other countries.

CoolerMaster. Taiwanese manufacturer of computer electronics and accessories. The company was founded in 1992. The main office is located in Taipei, Taiwan. Manufacturing facilities in Taiwan and China. Computer components are produced under the CoolerMaster brand: power supplies, cooling systems, computer cases and accessories. The company also owns several trademarks: CM Choiix – devices unusual in design and execution; CM Storm – products for gamers; CM Black Label Limited Edition – exclusive computer cases.

D-Link. Founded in 1986 in Shinchu Park (Taiwan), the company is a world renowned designer and manufacturer of networking and telecommunications equipment and offers a wide range of solutions for home users, the corporate segment, and Internet service providers. D-Link’s 127 regional offices sell and support equipment in more than 100 countries around the world. The company employs over 2000 people. Since 2005, the company’s annual turnover has exceeded $ 1 billion. According to research conducted by analyst firm Synergy Research Group, D-Link is ranked first in the world in terms of equipment sales in the consumer sector of the network equipment market.

Foxconn. A Taiwanese company that has existed since 1974 and produces a huge number of devices for customers such as Apple, Amazon, Blackberry and several others. It produces desktop computers under its own brand, as well as a variety of components: cases, video cards, motherboards, and so on.

Gigabyte. A Taiwanese company that produces motherboards, smartphones, video cards, keyboards, mice and other computer accessories, network devices, as well as computers: laptops, netbooks, desktop PCs. The company was founded in 1986 and has now become one of the top three motherboard manufacturers; in 2010, the Taiwan Foreign Trade Development Council ranked Gigabyte in the top twenty “global” Taiwanese brands. Gigabyte products are sold in many countries around the world; the company’s annual turnover exceeds USD 1.5 billion.

Globalsat. Taiwanese brand of GPS navigators, receivers, trackers; founded in 2000. The prices are not high, the reviews are mostly positive, although there is also a negative one.

Haier. Large Chinese manufacturer of home appliances and electronics. The history of Haier began in the 1920s, but as such the company was founded only in 1984, and it took the name Haier even later – in 1992. Thanks to active cooperation with well-known European companies (in particular, Liebherr), Haier managed to quickly increase production volumes, and not just any production, but high-quality and up-to-date equipment. Notably, as of 2011, Haier had the largest share of the global large home appliance market: 7.8%. Haier’s assortment includes refrigerators, mobile phones, TVs, air conditioners, and other large household appliances.

HTC. Major Taiwanese smartphone and tablet brand owned by HTC Corporation. The company was founded in 1997, initially made laptops, but rather quickly switched to PDAs and communicators. It is noteworthy that already in the early 2000s, HTC began to develop devices for many well-known companies, including HP (iPAQ) and Palm (Treo 650). In the late 2000s, HTC began an active expansion into the market with devices under its own eponymous brand. In 2011, Interbrand included this brand in the list of the 100 best global brands (Best Global Brands) at number 98. HTC devices have gained popularity in many countries around the world, including the United States: HTC’s share of the American smartphone market is just over 9% , but tends to decrease – due to increasing competition from Samsung and Apple. HTC’s assortment includes smartphones, tablets, headphones, wireless headsets.

Huawei. A large Chinese manufacturer of telecommunications equipment and consumer electronics: smartphones, tablets. It is also engaged in the provision of services in the field of telecommunications. The company was founded in 1987 and has now become the largest manufacturer of telecommunications equipment in the world (bypassed Swedish Ericsson in 2012). Huawei equipment is exported to many countries of the world, including Russia, USA, Great Britain. The range of Huawei consumer electronics includes smartphones, tablets, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth adapters, routers, hubs.

Lenovo. Chinese manufacturer of computer equipment under the same brand name. Initially the company was called Legend, the year of its foundation – 1984. The company took the name Lenovo in 2004. And the following year, it acquired the IBM personal computer division. Lenovo has now become the second largest personal computer supplier in the world. Lenovo’s assortment includes laptops, netbooks, tablets, monitors, desktop computers and components (video cards, memory modules, etc.), network equipment, and various accessories. Lenovo appliances are sold in 160 countries around the world.

MSI. Taiwanese computer hardware brand founded in 1986. MSI products are exported to most countries in the world. The range includes laptops, tablets, computer components (motherboards, video cards), wi-fi access points, laptop accessories.

TP-Link. Chinese networking equipment manufacturer. The company was founded in 1996, and by now has become the leader in network equipment sales in China and is now actively developing worldwide sales. TP-Link devices are sold in the US, India, UK, Russia and many other countries around the world.

Transcend. World famous Taiwanese manufacturer of flash drives, memory cards, memory modules, external hard drives, players and various accessories. The company was founded in 1988, its first product was a driver for a laser printer; The company began producing memory modules in 1989, and by 2007 Transcend had become the world’s largest manufacturer of flash drives. Devices under the Transcend brand are sold all over the world, and the company has offices in South Korea, the USA, Germany and other countries. In 2006, the Transcend brand was recognized as one of the top 20 global brands based in Taiwan.

Xiaomi. The history of the company began quite recently – in 2010. The key figures that stood at the origins of the company were: Lei Jun – a Chinese entrepreneur and his friend Lin Bing, a former engineer at Microsoft and Google. At the dawn of its existence, the company was not engaged in smartphones. When AOSP Android was at its peak, Xiaomi decided to create its own version of Android – MIUI. It’s no secret that the creators drew inspiration from iOs. And many Android users liked it. Well, a start was made, and what a start! And here begins the next stage in the history of Xiaomi – the release of its own smartphone! The starting point in the creation of smartphones was that Lei Jun wanted to see a device that would be based on valid reviews and fully satisfy the needs of customers, without imposing his own opinion. From this moment, full-scale work on the release of smartphones begins. The results of which we can now appreciate! Xiaomi is Ios on Android – stylish and functional!

Zyxel. The Taiwanese company, founded in 1989, is a major manufacturer of modems, routers, network cards and other networking equipment. Zyxel devices are sold in America, Asia, Europe.