Biostar Microtech International Corp.
Native name
Traded as TWSE: 2399
Industry Computer hardware
Founded 1986
Headquarters New Taipei City, Taiwan
Area served
Key people
Products Barebone Computers
Expansion cards
Graphics Cards
Home Theater PC
Industrial PCs
Remote Controls
Server Hardware
Small Form Factor
System-On-Chip Solutions[1]
Thermal Grease
Revenue Increase NT$4.608 Billion / $147 Million (2013)[2]
Increase NT$54.6 Million / $1.7 Million (2013)[2]
Increase NT$122.6 Million / $3.9Million (2013)[2]
Number of employees
553 (2014)[3]

Biostar Microtech International Corp (映泰股份有限公司) or commonly known as Biostar, is a motherboard manufacturer based in Taiwan, designing and manufacturing of computer hardware products such as motherboards, video cards, expansion cards, thermal grease, headphones, home theater PCs, remote controls, desktops, barebone computers, system-on-chip solutions and industrial PCs.[4][5][1]

Biostar was awarded “Top 20 Taiwan Global Brand” in October 2008[6] conducted by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) with an estimate brand value of US$46 million.[7] Only three companies had a chance to crack the Top 20 list for the first time – and Biostar was among them.

Biostar is an independent company listed on the main floor of Taiwan Stock Market, stock id number TWSE: 2399. Biostar caters to the entry-level through mainstream to high-end markets.


The company was founded in 1986, manufacturing XT form factor mainboards and in later years add-on cards. In 1999 Biostar was listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange & also certified ISO 9001 standard within the same year.[4][5] Biostar has shifted from the SI/OEM market to the channel market with the portion of branded products closer to 100 percent.[8]

On 1 August 2004, having already had a successful collaboration of Nvidia nForce based motherboards, Biostar announced it was to become a first tier partner with Nvidia of graphics solutions.[9]

Biostar was the first manufacturer to launch a motherboard with built-in Wireless LAN back in May 2003, the P4TCA, which is based on at the time Intel’s flagship i875P “Canterwood” chipset.[10] Biostar introduced the first motherboard in the world back in June 2007, the TF560 A2+, which was able to host Socket AM2 and AM2+ AMD Phenom processors.[11] Biostar was also the first manufacturer in the world to launch a motherboard readily available with integrated USB 3.1 in February 2015, the Gaming Z97X, which is based on Intel's Z97 “Wildcat Point” chipset.[12][13]

Biostar has the distinction of being the first to allow end-users to modify voltages and frequencies of the video card's GPU and memory to boost performance to extreme limits (overclocking).[14] Those cards are either called "V-Ranger" or "V-Series".[5]

Their mainboards, notably the "T-Power" and "T-Series", have been widely reviewed to be highly overclockable[15] achieving world record FSB overclocks.[16]


Biostar is located in New Taipei City, Taiwan and is represented in many continents throughout the world through its 5 regional headquarters.[5]

See also


  1. 1 2 "Biostar Presents Its System-On-Chip Solutions". TechPowerUp. 16 July 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
  2. 1 2 3 "Financial Statements For Biostar Microtech Intl Corp (2399)". Bloomberg Business. Retrieved 18 June 2011.
  3. "No of Employees for Biostar Microtech Intl Corp (2399)". Google Finance. Retrieved 27 February 2015.
  4. 1 2 "Company Profile". Biostar. Retrieved 27 February 2015.
  5. 1 2 3 4 "Exclusive interview with Biostar's Head of European Sales". KitGuru. 18 January 2013. Retrieved 27 February 2015.
  6. "BIOSTAR awarded TOP20 Taiwan Global Brand in 2008". Biostar. 4 October 2009. Archived from the original on October 5, 2008.
  7. "2008 Top Taiwan Global Brands announced today". Branding Taiwan. 23 October 2008. Archived from the original on October 4, 2011.
  8. "Biostar: More profitable clone market helping sales". DIGITIMES. 28 June 2002. Archived from the original on July 3, 2002.
  9. "Biostar Announces to Join NVIDIA's First Tier Partnership of Visual Graphics Solutions". HEXUS. 27 September 2005. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
  10. "i875P Mainboard From Biostar: The First Ever Desktop Mainboard With WLAN Capabilities". X-bit labs. 22 March 2003. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  11. "Biostar first to market with Phenom motherboard". The Inquirer. 26 June 2007. Retrieved 3 March 2015.
  12. "Biostar Gaming Z97X - Price Comparison EU". Skinflint. 2 March 2015. Archived from the original on 3 March 2015.
  13. "Biostar Announces the GAMING Z97X and Z97W Motherboards". TechPowerUp. 6 February 2015. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  14. "Biostar V-Ranger Assists 8600GTS Gain Highest 3DMark06 In Class". 19 August 2007. Retrieved 29 September 2009.
  15. "Biostar T5 XE cheap and powerful 5GHz+". 10 September 2009. Retrieved 3 October 2009.
  16. "Biostar TPower I45 Set 725MHz FSB Record". VR-ZONE. 25 June 2008. Archived from the original on 3 July 2008.

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