We told you to expect this ongoing story would not die down anytime soon.
ASUS made a public statement yesterday stating that it officially filed a lawsuit against GIGABYTE for defamatory acts.
ASUS Public Statement
Taipei, Taiwan, May 23, 2008 - ASUS condemns the defamatory and false accusations raised by our competitor, Gigabyte.
Gigabyte, without a full understanding of ASUS´ engineering design and methods, has made false accusations against ASUS motherboards´ EPU features and the quality of ASUS´ motherboards´ components.
Also, in a press briefing presentation, Gigabyte used a photograph with blown-up (exploded) capacitors and led the audience to believe it was an ASUS product, to support its false allegations that ASUS uses questionable quality components. However, the image was found to be taken from a photograph of a VGA card manufactured by another vendor. The action of misrepresenting a third party product to be an ASUS product is truly defamatory and clearly outside the realm of decent competition.
ASUS takes pride in its innovations, which are measured against the highest standards in the industry at all stages of operation - from project development, engineering, manufacturing to service. Through a combination of the best quality-controlled components and processes, ASUS delivers state-of-the art technology breakthroughs to meet customers´ needs. Every breakthrough is the result of huge R&D engineering efforts.
Hence, while it is common to have competition among companies, the use of the above mentioned methods are defamatory and condemnable. ASUS deeply resents Gigabyte´s action. Yesterday (May 22nd 2008), ASUS has reported such acts to the Fair Trade Commission of Taiwan. Today (May 23rd 2008), ASUS has officially filed a lawsuit against Gigabyte for those defamatory acts.
The public statement can be found over at the ASUS website right here. Computex next month sure is going to be fun!