Asus is a Chinese brand name based out of Taipei, Taiwan, and manufacturing among other things, laptops and photo hardware. Asus has also started producing smartphones. Initially with a collaboration with Garmin until Garmin backed away and close the association.
Other significant products include routers for internet, smart wearables and a range of tablets and workstations. In 2017 Asus achieved the rank of the 5th largest personal computer vendor. Asus also has an LCD TV series which the launched sometime in 2005.
The company also manufactures a wide range of computer accessories and peripherals including and not limited to CD/DVD drives, graphics cards, monitors, cooling systems for computers and servers.
The name Asus is actually taken as an abbreviated form for the mythical winged horse of Zeus – the Pegasus. The company was established in 1989 by a group of engineers who left Acer to form their own destiny.