Company Profile
Elitegroup Computer Systems Co., Ltd.
Sep. 2008
Table of Contents

Overview

– ECS Fact Sheet
– Milestones
– Mission & Strategy
– Professional IT Supplier
– Revenue Growth
– ECS Headquarters
– Worldwide Branches
– Global Manufacturing Networks
– Golden Elite Profile
– ECSM Profile
– ESZ Profile
– EMX Profile
ECS Competitive Advantages

– Our strengths
– Innovative Product Design
– Worldwide RMA & Logistics Support
– Complete Vertical Integration
– Environmental Protection
– ECS Green Assurance System
– Possessing the Best Partner Services
– Developing Convenient Communication
Worldwide recognitions
Corporate Overview
ECS Fact Sheet
 Founded in May 1987 in Taipei, Taiwan
 Became the first motherboard maker to list on the Taiwan Stock
Exchange in September 1994
 Chairman: W. Y. Lin
 President: Thomas Ni
 Employees: 20,000+ worldwide
 HQ Location: Taipei, Taiwan
 Major products:
– PC/Server Motherboards; VGA Cards
– Notebook/Tablet PCs; Personal Multimedia Player
– Desktop PCs/Bare bone
ECS Organization
Chairman
W.Y. Lin
Auditing
Committee
President
Thomas Ni
President office
BU1: Mainboard,
Add-on card and
System Product B.U.
BU2: Notebook
Product B.U.
Robert Tsay
Kevin Yang
BU3: Intelligent
Communication
Product B.U.
BU4: PCB &
Manufacturing B.U.
KJ Liu
Quality Assurance
Division
General
Administration
MP Tsai
Rex Chang
BU2: Notebook
Manufacturing B.U.
Resource
& Service
Jerry Kuo
Finance
MIS
Legal Room
Michael Chen
Milestones
2008
Headquarters new building completion
Established Intelligent Communication Product Business Unit for advanced
communication product development.
2007
Headquarters moved to ECS owned new building
Extended new notebook manufacturing site in China (Suzhou)
2006
Acquired Tatung Desktop PC BU & Uniwill computer Corp.
Added new manufacturing sites in China (Shenzhen and Suzhou), Mexico, and
Czech Republic to complete ECS global manufacturing networks
2005
Established new offices in China, Korea and Russia.
2003
Added ECSM Plant II to production facility lineup to produce NB and DT systems.
2002
Achieved 2 Million units/month in MB sales.
Ranked #8 in the BusinessWeek InfoTech 100
2001
Created the DeskNote PC, completely change the NB market segmentations.
2000
Achieved MB sales record of 1 Million units/month.
1998
Established ECSM in Shenzhen, China starting with a capacity of 0.6M MB
1994
Listed on Taiwan’s Stock Exchange. (Code 2331)
1987
Founded as a professional MB company in Taiwan.
Mission & Strategy
 Deliver affordable personal computing
solutions for global markets
 To be the best supplier of desktop and
notebook PC building blocks to OEM/ ODM
brand owners
 Drive the new PC Era through innovation
and integration of state-of-the-art
technologies
Professional IT Supplier
Worldwide Top 3
Motherboard Supplier
Worldwide Top 6
Notebook Supplier
Target MB Shipment
35 Million pcs
Target VGA Shipment
2.5 Million pcs
Target NB Shipment
4.5 Million units
MB
VGA
NB
Worldwide Top 3
Desktop Supplier
Target Shipment
3 Million units
DT
Professional PCB
Supplier
Target Output
2.1 Million Ft2
PCB
Revenue Growth
Year
2004
2005
2006
2007
1,860,290
2,876,248
Revenue
(Thousand USD)
537,377
743,892
3,000,000
2,000,000
1,000,000
2004
2005
2006
2007
ECS Headquarters, Taipei
Building a New Headquarters and Our Future
Worldwide Branches
ECS Russia
*Moscow
ECS China ECS Korea
*Beijing
*Seoul ECS Japan
ECS Netherlands
*Tokyo
*Amsterdam
ECS Taiwan
*Taipei
ECS USA
* Fremont
ECS Brazil
* Sao Paulo
Sales/ Marketing Offices:
Headquarters (Taipei)
Beijing, China
Tokyo, Japan
Seoul, Korea
Wijchen, The Netherlands
Fremont, USA
Moscow, Russia
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Global Manufacturing Networks
 ECS Manufacturing sites
– ECSM (Shenzhen), China
– Golden Elite Technology
(Shenzhen), China
– ESZ(Suzhou), China
– EMX, Mexico
EMX Plant
(Juarez, Mexico)
Golden Elite
Technology
(Shenzhen, China)
ECSM Plants
(Shenzhen, China)
ESZ Plant
(Suzhou, China)
Golden Elite Profile
 Location: Shenzhen, China
 Total Acreage: 372,720 m2 (land area)
 ISO9001, ISO14001 , OHSAS18001, QC080000
accreditation
 Employees: 6500
 Key Facility:
Golden Elite Technology
(Shenzhen, China)
– 32 RoHS Lines (PCBA)
 Capacity:
– PCB: 1 Million feet / month
– PCBA (M/B): 1.6 Million pcs / month
 Main Products:
–
–
–
–
2-10 Layers PCB
Motherboards
VGA Cards
Desktop PCs and Servers
ECSM Profile
 Location: Shenzhen, China
 Total Acreage: 114,000m2 factory area
 ISO9002&14001 accreditation
 Employee: 7620
 Key Facilities:
ECSM Plants
(Shenzhen, China)
– 73 SMT Lines
– 32 Manual Insertion Lines
– 32 Testing/Packing Lines
– 2 Pilot Run Lines
 Capacity:
– 2.5 million Main Board per month
– 1.5 million Add-on Cards per month
– 250K Notebook/System per month
 Main Products:
– Motherboards
– VGA cards
– Desktop PCs and servers
ESZ Profile
 Location: Suzhou, China
 Total Acreage: 154,460.41 m2
factory area
 ISO9002&14001 accreditation
 Employee: 3800
 Facility:
ESZ Plant
(Suzhou, China)
– 7 SMT lines
– 4 DIP lines
– 20 notebook assembly lines
 Capacity:
– 500K notebook per month
 Main Products:
– Notebook PCs
EMX Profile
Location: Juarez, Maxico
Total Acreage:30,555 m2 factory area
ISO 9001 and 14001 certified
Employee: 250
Capacity: 200K desktop PC/month
Facility: 5 assembly lines
VAT: C-TPAT
EMX Plant
(Juarez, Mexico)
Integration Capability: BTO/CTO
Main Products: Desktop PCs
ECS Competitive
Advantages
Our Strengths
Completed vertical integration
for PC production
Dominated economy of scale
Quality
Cost
Leadership
ISO 9001, 14001 and QC080000 certified
Advanced manufacturing technology
(ATE, AOI, Cross-section exam, thermal
shock test, etc.)
Recognized by major OEM/ODM clients
Global
Logistics
ECS
Creative and experienced
R&D teams for MB, NB, DT,
IA and CE products
400+ MB R&D engineers
500+ NB R&D engineers
Product
Design
Well positioned
production sites in China
(Shenzhen & Suzhou)
and Mexico
IT
infrastructures
Advanced ERP, PLM,
and CRM systems
Innovated Product Design
Creative and experienced design and R&D teams develop
cutting-edge MB, NB, DT, IA and CE solutions
Worldwide RMA & Logistic Support
ECS BV
*Netherlands
ECS USA
* Fremont
ECS USA
* Miami
ECS MEXi
ECSM
ECS CZH *
ShenZhen
RMA & Logistics support center
Factory / Logistics support/RMA center
ECS Taiwan
*Taipei
The Best Service
Our manufacturer assures an optimum processing period for the repair of
motherboards with a legal and unequivocal contract. This ensures that ECS
processing service is superior to the competition.
Complete Vertical Integration
Supply chain integration and strategic relationships with key
partners help ECS reach economical production scale
Environmental Protection
ECS’s Green Competitive Advantage includes engineering and product
designs featuring non-toxic materials, eco-designs, and easier
disassembly and recycling
ECS Green Assurance System
Possessing the Best Partner Services
Our CRM system is a fully integrated website covering all ECS
resources from every department, and offers product and
marketing resources on-line. http://partner.ecs.com.tw
Developing Convenient Communication
Our website has more than twenty languages, and offers
the functions of searching engine and information.
Please visit ECS at www.ecs.com.tw.
Recognitions and
Awards
Recognitions from Customers
Recognitions from Global Media
Awards from Worldwide Medias
“Editor’s Choice Award”
HKEPC (Hong Kong), January 28th, 2008
http://www.hkepc.com/?id=734&page=4&fs=idn#view
“……when it’s compared to previous RS690 chipset
based motherboards, being the first IGP which
supports DirectX 10 and Shader Model 4.0, the great
performance increase of the integrated graphics core,
the powerful Unified Video Decoder for HD Video, the
HDMI connector, and the support for HDCP, have
made this board be the best choice for HTPC……”
“Best Buy Award”
ComputerDIY (Taiwan), March 1st, 2008
“……obviously, the A780GM-A motherboard shows us
ECS’s efforts in providing not only a product with great
price/performance ration, but also a product with good
quality and nice overclocking capability……”
Awards from Worldwide Medias
“OC Recommended Award”
OC Heaven (Taiwan), April 8th, 2008
http://www.oc.com.tw/article/0804/readarticle.asp?id=6363
“……besides the great support for HD video decoding, featuring
Hybrid Graphics Technology is obviously an additional benefit
for users. With the great price/performance ration, there is no
concern for those certain users who might have a bit budget
limitation. This is definitely the best offering for users who are
looking for a board that is helpful to HD video decoding ……”
“Best Value Award”
OCWorkbench (Singapore), April 13th, 2008
http://my.ocworkbench.com/2008/ecs/A780GM-A/g1.htm
“……ECS has put up a good challenge to the other players with
this ECS A780GM-A……For those who intend to build a HTPC,
a full fledge board might be a bit big for a small box. On the
other hand, the chipset gives you a cheaper alternative over the
790X as this full board has 3 PCI slots and 2 PCIe x1 slot for
future expansion use.……”
Awards from Worldwide Medias
“Great Value Award”
Guru3D (Netherland), April 3rd,
http://www.guru3d.com/article/processor/520/1
“……The ECS "Black Series" A780GM-A mainboard is a good example of what
the 780G chipset can do for you when properly implemented. It comes in an
aesthetically pleasing way, easy to use BIOS and at a very fair price. I'm seriously considering building
a Full HD HTPC out of the platform we showed you today……This week we'll receive a AMD revision
B3 Phenom processor, I can't wait to see how well it will perform on that. So yeah, I'm impressed by this
mainboard, and I don't say that very often, especially in this price range……”
“Recommended Product Award”
t-break (Middle East), April 2nd, 2008
http://www.tbreak.com/reviews/article.php?cat=mobos&id=597&pagen
umber=1
“……ECS A780GM-A motherboard impressed us with the on-board features. Hybrid support and overall
a great layout is something that will please most users……”
Awards from Worldwide Medias
“Approved Award”
Phoronix (USA), April 14th, 2008
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=ecs_a780gm&num=1
“While the AMD 790FX Chipset is the big brother to the 780G, the ECS
A780GM-A v1.0 was able to stand its ground against the flagship Gigabyte
MA790FX-DS5 in the tests we had conducted...The layout of this
motherboard is fine by our standards and shouldn't pose any problem
whether it's used for an HTPC/media setup or a mainstream gaming PC.”
“Price Performance Award”
Noticias3D (Spain), April 14th, 2008
http://www.noticias3d.com/articulo.asp?idarticulo=841&pag=1
“……Pros: Efficient consumption of energy, Correct yield
Contained price, Possibility of hybrid CrossFire, Good
connectivity (HDMI, VGA…) ……”
Awards from Worldwide Medias
“Silver Award”
HWM Magazine (Malaysia),
April 1st, 2008
“……If you’re getting this board just for HD home
theater purpose, then it serves this purpose well
enough……A HDMI enabled motherboard for a
decent HD home theater experience……”
Awards – ECS N8800GT-512MX-DT
“Recommended Award”
Guru3D (Netherlands) Jan. 30th, 2008
http://www.guru3d.com/article/ecs-geforce-8800-gtdual-turbo-512mb/
“…It's an aesthetically pleasing to look at product and you are
bound to have a lot of fun and it'll offer you a really nice gaming
experience up-to 1600x1200 with all eye-candy enabled, that's a
Guru3D assurance.…”
“Editor’s Choice Award”
OCER.net (China) Feb. 5th, 2008
http://www.ocer.net/article/a_show.php?id=13540
“…For users who are interested in overclocking, the dual turbo
fans bundled with ECS N8800GT-512MX-DT is capable to
provide better stability while overclocking.…”
Awards – ECS N8800GT-512MX-DT
“iXBT Original Design Award”
iXBT.com (Russia) March 2008
http://www.ixbt.com/video3/g92-2.shtml
“… ECS GeForce 8800 GT Accelero S1 512MB PCI-E is an
excellent graphics card, and it is the best offering among all
GeForce 8800GT based graphics cards I have ever seen …”
“Recommended Product Award”
t-break (ME) Jan 27th 2008
http://www.tbreak.com/reviews/article.php?cat=grfx&id
=575&pagenumber=1
“… we installed the two fans bundled with the unit which brought
the temperatures down to 45ºC-……it’s definitely lower than the
stock HSF that nVidia uses…”
Awards – ECS N8800GT-512MX-DT
“Editor’s Choice Award”
OCWorkbench (Singapore) Jan. 2008
http://www.ocworkbench.com/2008/ecs/N8800GT512X-with-Accelero-S1/b9.htm
“… In conclusion, the card is superb in 3D performance. This
card is best if you can't stand the noise coming from those
reference design 8800GT cards out. It is also best for use with
playing back HD-DVD or Blu-ray…”
“Editor’s Choice Award”
PCPOP (China) Dec. 2007
http://www.pcpop.com/doc/0/252/252043.shtml
“…Providing the amazing cooling efficiency, this graphics card
is the excellent choice for enthusiasts…”
Awards – ECS N8800GT-512MX-DT
“Top Award”
MaximoPC (Argentina) March 2008
http://www.maximopc.org/articulos/ecs_geforce_8800
gt_acceleros1_p0.html
“…an excellent product that until the moment competitors do
not have and that is without doubt “the best” GeForce 8800GT,
so we give it TOP Award …”
“Editor’s Choice Award”
ComputerDIY Magazine (Taiwan) Feb.2007
“…with four cooper heat pipes and a great number of fins, the
cooling performance is excellent, and it will be even better
when you put on two turbo fans…”
Awards – ECS N8800GT-512MX-DT
More Awards @ www.ecs.com.tw
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