Foxconn 755A01-6EKRS AMD Motherboard ReviewFormer staff writer - May 6, 2004
Price: $85 USD
Introduction: When I was first told I'd be reviewing a motherboard from Foxconn, my first reaction was “that's nice, but who the heck is Foxconn?” I don't think I had ever heard of Foxconn till that day, at least if I had heard of them I didn't give the name much thought. It wasn't just me though, even Matt didn't even have Foxconn on our motherboard manufacturer list, and even many of our site members hadn't heard of the company.
Anyway, today we'll be looking at the Foxconn 755A01-6EKRS AMD Athlon 64 motherboard which uses the SiS755+964 chipset. To see how well it preforms, we'll be putting it up against our ZNF3-150 motherboard from Chaintech.
Foxconn is the registered trade name of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd. Hon Hai is a global leader in providing mechanical and electromechanical solutions to the communications, consumer, and computer industries. The world's largest manufacturer of PC connectors and enclosures, Hon Hai is also one of the world's largest manufacturers of cable assemblies and motherboards - 26 million motherboards having been produced in 2003 (second highest volume in the world).
Founded in 1974, and listed on the Taiwan stock exchange in 1991, Hon Hai has experienced a compound average annual growth rate, over the last 10 years, in excess of 62 percent. The company, which has well in excess for 100,000 employees, is the largest private sector company in Taiwan and the largest exporter from mainland China. It has a market capitalization of over $11 billion USD. Sales in 2003 exceeded $10 billion USD.
The information above was from Foxcon's website. After digging for more information I find out a bit more. Foxconn Electronics, is a top contract electronics manufacturer, some of the company's products include connectors, cable assemblies, enclosures, flat-panel displays, game consoles, mobile phones, and servers. In addition to that, Foxconn also provides design engineering and mechanical tooling services.
A few of Foxconn's customers include big names like Apple, Cisco, Dell, Nokia, Intel HP/Compaq, and Sony.