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Gainward

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Also known as CardExpert Technology in North America.

Brief History

1984

  • Gainward Co., Ltd. was founded in Taipei to run PC video enhancement components business

1988

  • Construction of first Enhanced Graphics Adaptor plant and began the production

1989

  • Started the production of VGA, responding to Tseng Labs ET3000, and became the major developer of Tseng Labs ASIC in Taiwan
  • Moved to new plant of 10,000 sq.ft at Nan-Kang, Taipei

1990

  • Started ET4000 mass production and succeeded in volume shipment

1991

  • Intensified R&D laboratory by merging an VGA engineering team
  • Exceeding the target of NT$60,000,000 in sales revenue
  • Establishment of Cardexpert Technology Inc. in California, U.S.A.

1992

  • Ranked the Top 1000 industries on Common Wealth Taiwan

1993

  • Ranked the Top 600 industries on Common Wealth Taiwan
  • Exceeding the sales revenue of NT$100,000,000
  • Establishment of Caster International Ltd. as sales office of Hong Kong
  • Cardexpert Warenhandels GmbH inaugurated at Koln, Germany

1994

  • Sisterhood factory between Mainland China linked
  • Construction of new 15,000 sq.ft Hsi-Chih plant in Taipei Hsien

1995

  • Awarded the most excellent VGA product prize of PC Week magazine
  • Began the production of Multimedia products

1996

  • Cooperated with the top second Video Adaptor plant in Japan and top
    third plant in Europe for custom-design graphic cards production
  • Merged with MediNet Inc. and set up the product line of Multimedia
    products such as MPEG-1 playback, Capture, TV-Tuner, and point devices
  • Re-built the corporation computerized management system
  • Ranked the Top 6th Video Card of the world evaluated by PC magazine in USA

Products