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Asustek Computer

(TSEC: 2357)

Taiwan

The world's biggest producer of motherboards for PCs, Asustek is looking to jazz up its image. The company has teamed up with Italian race car specialist Lamborghini to create a new line of notebook PCs, featuring the Lamborghini logo, black and gold colors, and other special features. Other nifty designs include a laptop encased in leather and a small computer that uses Microsoft's new Origami operating system. But revenues are falling because new environmental regulations in Europe due to take effect in July have forced Asustek and rivals to slash prices in order to dump inventory that won't be up to code.

Company Info

2005 Rank

29

Sales*
($ Millions)

11,161.7

Sales Growth
(over prev. year)

43 %

Profits*
($ Millions)

538.8

Return on Equity

16.6 %

Total Return on Sales (12-mo.)

-1.9

Share Price
As of 5/31/06

2.36

CURRENT
MARKET INFO

TSEC: 2357

No. of Employees

Industry Computers & Peripherals
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*Trailing 12 months
Stock price data as of 5/31/06
DATA: Standard & Poor's Compustat

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Company Snapshot

Asustek Computer manufactures motherboards, notebooks, VGA cards, servers, broadband modems, and optical storage devices. It provides technology solutions to consumer, corporate, and original equipment manufacturing customers. Asustek is based in Taipei, Taiwan.


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Jonney Shih

Jonney Shih

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Jonney Shih serves as a director, chairman of the board, general manager, and chief executive officer of Asustek Computer.



Executive Data provided by Capital IQ