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FIC was established in 1980 as a manufacturer of motherboards.
Dr Ming J. Chien's (Chairman) vision was "...At FIC we strive to meet the challenges of this new era. In short, it is our goal to provide Internet solutions for the Internet age...". How can a motherboard maker, provide Internet solutions?
The answer is pretty simple. One of FIC's main products was the Spectra Entertaiment PC, a co-operation with Intel and Microsoft to develop a Consumer Electronic Solution.
According to FIC, "...Spectra addresses the need for an end user consumer electronics level of functionality, ease of use, and instant availability to a complete assortment of media functions on Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005..."
The Spectra CE device, is based on Intel's 915G and Microsoft's XP Media 2005 edition. The device offers AV playback, recording along with Broadband gateway and on-line gaming. Stay tuned for an upcoming review...In addition, FIC demonstrated the CE PC which is a PC housed in a 17" Wide FTF screen, the Piston a "portable" gaming PC with innovative design and is easily transported, as well as several other case solutions:
With motherboards, FIC showed the P4M-945G based on Intel's 945G Express chipset with 1066 MHz FSB and PCI-Express video card support.