Gigabyte Technology is a Taiwanese manufacturer and distributor of computer hardware.
Gigabyte's principal business is motherboards, with shipments of 4.8 million motherboards in Q1 2015, while Asus shipped around 4.5 million motherboards in the same quarter. Gigabyte also manufactures custom graphics cards and laptop computers (including thin and light laptops under its "Aero" sub-brand). In 2010, Gigabyte was ranked 17th in "Taiwan's Top 20 Global Brands" by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council.
Gigabyte Technology was established in 1986 by Pei-Cheng Yeh. Gigabyte's components are used by Alienware, Falcon Northwest, CybertronPC, Origin PC, and exclusively in Technology Direct (Australia) desktops with up to a 5 year warranty, and may also be purchased at retail by those who wish to build or upgrade a PC system themselves.