21 Facts About Asus


Since then, Asus was receiving Intel engineering samples ahead of its competitors.

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In January 2006, Asus announced that it would cooperate with Lamborghini to develop the VX laptop series.

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On 9 March 2006, Asus was confirmed as one of the manufacturers of the first Microsoft Origami models, together with Samsung and Founder Technology.

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On 8 August 2006, Asus announced a joint venture with Gigabyte Technology.

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In January 2008, Asus began a major restructuring of its operations, splitting into three independent companies: Asus; Pegatron (focused on OEM manufacturing of motherboards and components); and Unihan Corporation (focused on non-PC manufacturing such as cases and molding).

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On 9 December 2008, the Open Handset Alliance announced that Asus had become one of 14 new members of the organization.

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Additionally, Asus produced some hybrid devices with smartphones that can be docked in a tablet screen, known as Padfone series.

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In 2013, Asus revealed an Android-based tablet computer that, when attached to a keyboard, becomes a Windows 8 device, which it called the Transformer Book Trio.

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At Computex 2018, Asus unveiled and announced ROG-branded gaming smartphone to compete against ZTE's nubia Red Magic, Xiaomi's Black Shark, and the Razer Phone.

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In March 2021 Asus Launched the ASUS ROG PHONE 5 Series based on Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888, Octa-core processor.

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In January 2022, Asus announced the ROG Flow Z13 during the ROG's CES 2022 launch event.

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In May 2009, Asus launched the Essence ST sound card, targeted at high-end audiophiles, and featuring 124dB SNR rating and precision audio clock tuning.

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In 2006, Asus obtained IECQ HSPM (Hazardous Substance Process Management) certification for its headquarters and for all of its manufacturing sites.

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In October 2008, Asus received 11 Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool Gold Awards for its products, including four of its N-Series notebooks, namely the N10, N20, N50, and N80.

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In September 2008, PC Pro discovered through a reader that Asus had accidentally shipped laptops that contained cracked and unlicensed software.

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In February 2014, a security vulnerability in the AiCloud functions on a number of Asus routers was compromised to distribute a text file warning of a vulnerability, disclosed in June 2013, allowing the ability to "traverse to any external storage plugged in through the USB ports on the back of the router" via the open internet.

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The U S Federal Trade Commission issued a complaint about the breach for the company's "failure to employ reasonable security practices has subjected consumers to substantial injury", alleging that Asus had failed to perform basic penetration tests, allowed users to maintain a default admin password for the AiDisk feature and failed to notify users of security updates in a timely fashion.

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In February 2016, Asus settled the complaint, agreeing to implement a "comprehensive security program", including independent audits every two years for the next 20 years.

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Kaspersky stated that between June and November 2018, Asus servers had been compromised to distribute a modified version of Live Update, signed with an Asus signature, that contained a backdoor.

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Kaspersky and Symantec estimated that between 500, 000 and 1 million devices were infected with the backdoor, although Asus attempted to downplay the severity of the breach by noting the extremely targeted nature of the attack.

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In January 2022, Asus recalled some of its Z690 Maximus Hero motherboards due to a manufacturing flaw, where a RAM capacitor was installed backwards—causing them to burn out associated MOSFETs and prevent the motherboard from detecting memory.

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