Giga-Byte Technology, a Taiwanese manufacturer of computer parts, has launched motherboards containing a micro-programme with views of St. Isaac's Cathedral. The company's Russian office told Rosbalt that the Giga-Byte 8PE800-RS (Intel 845PE processor) and 8ST800-RS (SiS645 processor) motherboards have a Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) with views of St. Isaac's Cathedral, which can be seen when the computer is switched on. A hologram of the cathedral is also included in the motherboards' BIOS.
This is the Taiwanese company's contribution to St. Petersburg's 300th anniversary celebrations. The company's office said that the motherboards would be on sale throughout Russia.
Giga-Byte Technology was founded in 1986 and is currently the third largest producer of motherboards. It has sales of USD 350 million and offices in Hamburg, Los Angeles and Osaka.
News source: www.rosbaltnews.com
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