Micro-Star International Co., Ltd (MSI) is a Taiwan-based electronics company and one of the world's largest motherboard and video card manufacturers.
MSI is one of the top three motherboard and video card manufacturers worldwide. In addition, MSI also manufactures a wide range of products including expansion cards, servers, barebone computers, notebooks, car infotainment products, and All-in-One PCs.
MSI was established in August 1986 in Jhonghe, Taipei by 5 founders – Xu Xiang (a.k.a. Joseph Hsu), Huang Jinqing (a.k.a. Jeans Huang), Lin Wentong (a.k.a. Frank Lin), You Xian'neng (a.k.a. Kenny Yu), and Lu Qilong (a.k.a. Henry Lu). MSI concentrated on developing and manufacturing computer mainboards and graphics cards in the beginning. In 1987, the company produced the world's first overclocking motherboard.
MSI has also expanded into mainland China, opening its Baoan Plant in Shenzhen in 2000 and establishing research and development facilities Kunshan in 2001. Its annual motherboard and video card production reached 20.8 million units and 11.8 million units, respectively. In 2005, it had worldwide sales of US$2.4 billion.