VR-Zone was invited to a tour of ECS' headquarters in Taipei and an interview with ECS vice-president David Chien. Read on for pictures and an interesting Q&A session!

One rainy morning in Taipei, I got into a taxi and headed for the Neihu district of Taipei, where many technology firms are headquartered. One of the tallest buildings in this area is none other than ECS' headquarters, which we had been invited to tour.

Above: The lobby of ECS' headquarters.

Properly known as Elitegroup Computer Systems, ECS was founded in 1987 and went public in 1994.

Above: A map showing the locations of ECS' offices and factories.

Allyson Wang, Regional Marketing Manager, was our guide for the day.

Above: Wang explains the meaning of the Chinese poem displayed in the lobby.

Above: A gallery of ECS' latest products.

Above: ECS' cafeteria, where employees can enjoy free meals.

Above: ECS' auditorium.

Above and top: ECS' recreation room on the 20th storey is replete with table tennis, pool tables, a KTV room and a library.

Above: Posters showing the three ECS company values.

Above: From ECS' roof garden, one can see the Keelung river, Taipei Songshan Airport and even Taipei 101 on a clear day (this was not a clear day).

Having seen the lighter side of ECS, it was time for something more serious…

Above and top: The motherboard R&D department.

Above: A graphics designer working on a motherboard box design.

Above: The photography studio.

Above: A library of motherboards at an engineer's desk.

Above: A collection of ECS motherboard boxes.

Above: A Cedar Trail test platform.

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