ASRock is a public company that was founded in 2002 and is based in Taipei in Taiwan. It is mainly into manufacturing motherboards, home theater PCs and industrial PCs. The company is headed by Ted Hsu, who is also the chairman of the company. Presently, the firm is owned by Pegatron.
Initially, the IT hardware field was highly monopolized by well known Chinese companies like Foxconn etc. It is then that the Taiwanese government thought of launching their own company that would manufacture essential hardware for the IT industry like motherboard and PCs. They came up with a plan of spinning off an organization from their renowned hardware manufactures ASUS. So, in 2002, they launched AS Rock as competition to other well known Original Equipment Manufacturers in the world. Ever since its launch, the company has become quite popular which encouraged it to make its venture into the DIY market as well. In 2010, ASRock moved on to become a part of Pegatron Corporation with deals in all things related to computer and the IT sector.