The History of Shuttle Inc
Between the late 80s and the middle of the ‘noughties’, Shuttle produced AT, ATX and Micro ATX motherboards and it's most sought after hardware included the HOT603 Socket 7 product that was loosely based on the AMD640 motherboard.
Modern Day Offerings
The XPC desktop Shuttle produces for the present day market uses the same XPC barebone PC platform as its basis, including the PC case, motherboard, and power supply only. In recent times, there has been a greater disparity between their barebones systems and the ‘complete’ systems that they manufacture, with the premium X series and M series representing the company’s current high end offering.
In the years since 2005, Shuttle has continued to innovate and develop lasting industry partners.
In 2006, Shuttle is chosen to be one of the premiere partners of manufacturing giant Intel at the same time as it releases the T series and the X series, a new range of chassis.
2007 was another busy year for the company as it launched a line of high performance PCs featuring the Intel Core 2 Extreme processor. It also released an optical drive that supported dual HD formats, as well as winning a prestigious award for its barebone PC products.
By 2010, Shuttle Inc had established an OEM plant in order to launch itself onto the mobile hardware market.
Moving back to the present day, Shuttle continues its mission to design and produce desktop PCs with a much smaller form factor than traditional designs. Their XPC product includes a custom-built motherboard with a small ‘footprint’, a rectangular aluminium chassis, the ICE heatsink and a small but effective power supply.
Shuttle continues to be ever present in the world of professional gamers, as the hardware they produce is particularly suited to this medium. Back in 2004, the XPC was named the ‘Official Desktop’ of the prestigious World Cyber Games in San Francisco.
Whilst Shuttle is not one of the very biggest players in the world of PCs, it has carved out its own niche of motherboards, in which it excels. Look inside the case of a serious gamer’s desktop and you’ll likely find a motherboard created by this pocket powerhouse from Taiwan.