Micro-Star International

Micro-Star International Co., Ltd.
Native name
Company typePublic
TWSE: 2377
ISINTW0002377009 Edit this on Wikidata
IndustryComputer hardware
Founded4 August 1986 (1986-08-04)
FoundersJoseph Hsu
Jeans Huang
Frank Lin
Kenny Yu
Henry Lu
HeadquartersZhonghe, New Taipei, Taiwan
Area served
Key people
Jeans Huang, President
RevenueIncrease NT$180.4 billion (2022)[1]
Increase NT$10.69 billion (2022)[1]
Increase NT$9.96 billion (2022)[1]
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Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. (commonly known as MSI; Chinese: 微星科技股份有限公司) is a Taiwanese multinational information technology corporation headquartered in New Taipei City, Taiwan. It designs, develops and provides computer hardware, related products and services, including laptops, desktops, motherboards, graphics cards, all-in-one PCs, servers, industrial computers, PC peripherals, car infotainment products, among other products.

The company has a primary listing on the Taiwan Stock Exchange[2] and was established on August 4, 1986[3] by 5 founders – Hsu Xiang (a.k.a. Joseph Hsu),[citation needed] Huang Jinqing (a.k.a. Jeans Huang),[4][5] Lin Wentong (a.k.a. Frank Lin),[6] Yu Xian'nengyu (a.k.a. Kenny Yu),[citation needed] and Lu Qilong (a.k.a. Henry Lu).[citation needed] First starting its business in New Taipei City, Taiwan, MSI later expanded into China, setting up its Bao'an plant in Shenzhen in 2000 and establishing research and development facilities in Kunshan in 2001. It also provides global warranty service in North America, Central/South America, Asia, Australia and Europe. For example in Iran Matrix works with them.[7]

The company has been a sponsor for a number of eSports teams[8] and is also the host of the international gaming event MSI Masters Gaming Arena (formerly known as MSI Beat IT).[9][10] The earliest Beat IT tournament can be traced back to 2010, featuring Evil Geniuses winning the championship.[11]

  1. ^ a b c "Micro-Star International Co., Ltd Annual Report". Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Retrieved 4 Dec 2023.
  2. ^ "Micro-Star International Co (2377:Taiwan Stock Exchange)". Bloomberg News. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Micro-Star International Co Ltd". Bloomberg.
  4. ^ "Jin Qing Huang, Senior Vice President of Research and Development Headquarter and Director, Micro-Star International Co., Ltd". Bloomberg News. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  5. ^ "The Distro Interview: MSI Senior Vice President and co-founder, Jeans Huang". Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Wen Tong Lin, Senior Vice President of Materials and Director, Micro-Star International Co., Ltd". Bloomberg News. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  7. ^ "GLOBAL WARRANTY SERVICE LOCATIONS". Archived from the original on 28 December 2015. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  8. ^ "MSI Gaming teams". Archived from the original on 12 January 2016. Retrieved 21 October 2015.
  9. ^ "Coverage: MSI Beat IT Global 2014". Retrieved 4 March 2015.
  10. ^ "MSI Beat IT 2014: Global Gaming Competition a Spectacular Festival That Leaves All Longing For More". Retrieved 4 March 2015.
  11. ^ "Evil Geniuses win MSI BEAT IT 2010". Retrieved 4 March 2015.

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