AST Research

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AST Research, Inc.
Industry PC Manufacturer
Founded 1980
Founder(s) Albert Wong
Safi Qureshey
and Thomas Yuen
Headquarters Irvine, California, USA

AST Research, Inc. was a personal computer manufacturer, founded in Irvine, California, in 1980 by Albert Wong, Safi Qureshey, and Thomas Yuen (the name comes from the initials of their first names: Albert Safi Thomas). In the 1980s AST designed add-on expansion cards, and toward the 1990s evolved into a major personal computer manufacturer. By the late 1990s AST was acquired by Samsung, but was forced to close shortly after due to a series of losses.