Asus’ four founders previously worked at Acer as hardware engineers and during the time that Asus was established, Taiwan had not yet established a leading position in the global computer-hardware business.
The first PhysX accelerator card was released by Asus in September 2005 and by December of the same year, Asus entered the LCD TV market with its TLW32001 model. In March 2006, it was announced that Asus would be one of the manufacturers of the first Microsoft Origami models and in August of the same year, Asus announced a joint venture with Gigabyte Technology.
January 2008 saw a significant restructure in Asus operations, with it splitting into three independent companies.
In December 2010, Asus launched the thinnest notebook in the world, the Asus U36, which hosted an Intel processor voltage standard Intel Core i3, or i5, with the laptop being only 19mm thick.
In 2019, Asus celebrated its 30th birthday, and since its inception until today, it has earned 1796 rewards for its design, innovation, and performance.