IT Management, January 4, 2008 - By Mike Elgan:
Who in the hell is Asustek, and why does Microsoft hate them more than any other company in the industry? Why does Apple, Dell and Palm Computing hate them?
And why does Intel love them?
Taiwan's Asustek - better known as ASUS - is one of the most interesting, innovative and fastest-growing companies in technology.
At its core, Asustek makes motherboards - more than any other company. Asustek motherboards are the heart of Sony's PlayStation 2 consoles, Apple MacBooks, Alienware PCs, and some HP computers.
So why is Asustek the most hated company in the industry?