Asus, founded in 1989 is a Taiwanese multinational electronics firm, headquartered in Tapei, Taiwan. Famous for manufacturing motherboards and electronic components for computing equipment, desktops, laptops, netbooks, LCD panels, optical storage, servers, and even mobiles. Asus is the fifth largest PC vendor by sales in the world. Asus is valued at 1.3 billion dollars. Asus manufactured the Google Nexus 7, and announced the next version soon after. They also have been working with Microsoft for the development of Windows 8 tablets. The Zenfone series, and the revolutionary Padfone series have been considerable success in the domestic market, with the Asus Padfone garnering a lot of attention.