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 Dec 21, 2008 - 09:33 AM - by Michael
* Abit's Obit

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Abit, the old "standby" for a value motherboard, will officially cease to be as of Dec. 31, 2008.

Abit was once known as a supplier of the world?s best motherboards. The company?s products were praised by enthusiasts and overclockers due to their excellent quality as well as precise tweaking capabilities. Due to the dramatic popularity rise of high-end hardware early this decade, Abit became a very serious player on the motherboard market; however, questionable management practices have caused the company to leave graphics cards business first and then to sell the vast majority of assets as well as Abit brand name to Universal Scientific Industrial in 2006.

USI, which originally specialized on mainboard manufacturing for branded PC makers, could not eventually resurrect Abit brand that began to lose popularity back in 2004 ? 2005 and this year Universal Scientific decided to shut down the legendary Abit motherboard business.
Aaaand another one goes. This may continue for a while, folks.
 

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