Asustek Computer Inc., commonly known as Asus, is a Taiwanese computer manufacturer headquartered in Taipei. Asus manufactures, among other things, notebooks, monitors, computer cases, graphics cards, sound cards, network components, PDAs and servers. Asus was founded in Taipei in 1989 by four former Acer employees. The short form Asus was chosen as the brand name in order to achieve the highest possible position in the mostly alphabetically sorted order lists. Asus is also said to be reminiscent of the winged horse from Greek mythology - Pegasus.