ASRock Inc. (Chinese: 華擎科技股份有限公司) is a manufacturer of motherboards, industrial PCs and home theater PCs (HTPC) based in Taiwan. It is led by Ted Hsu, was founded in 2002 and is currently owned by Pegatron.
ASRock Inc. is a Taiwan-based electronics manufacturer which focuses on the development of motherboards, industrial PCs, and HTPCs.
ASRock was originally spun off from Asus in 2002 in order to compete with companies like Foxconn for the commodity OEM market. Since then, ASRock has also gained momentum in the DIY sector and plans for moving the company upstream began in 2007 following a successful IPO on the Taiwan Stock Exchange.
In 2010 it became part of Pegatron. Asrock currently produces consumer, server, workstation and HTPC motherboards.
ASRock has distributors in over 90 countries around the world and branches in Europe, US and China. ASRock established itself as a server motherboard affiliate in April 2013, having received orders from 10 mid-size clients for server and industrial PC motherboards and forming partnerships with system integrators.
ASRock is the world’s third largest motherboard manufacturer, having cooperated with Johnathan Wendel - 12 times FPS World Games championship record holder - in the development of a gaming-oriented enthusiast motherboard in 2011. Additionally, in early 2012 ASRock enlisted the help of HWBOT world overclocking champion, Nick Shih