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First post, by pc-sound-legacy

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Hello Friends, I just stumbled upon an old Motherboard box and learned the abbreviation I never was thinking of. Quite interesting, isn't it?

QDI -> Quality, Design, Innovation

Feel invited to add more!

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Reply 2 of 27, by kaputnik

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A few from mind, might not be 100% correct:

MSI, Micro Star International
IBM, International Business Machines
DFI, Diamond Flower Incorporated
ALi, Acer Labs incorporated
AMD, Advanced Micro Devices
NEC, Nippon Electric Company

Reply 8 of 27, by davidrg

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red-ray wrote on 2022-07-19, 19:39:

A company that never really got the hang of naming things so they often sold products with names like <acronym for what it is> or DEC<what it is> or, the most lazy, <5 character middle bit of the part number>

Examples:
VAX - Virtual Address Extension (to the PDP-11), DELNI - Digital Ethernet Local Network Interconnect (kind of like a hub but not really)
DECserver - a terminal server, DECstation - a workstation, DEChub - a network hub, DECpc - a line of PCs, DECmq - message queue software, DECdocument - a document processing system, DECnet - a network protocol

Reply 9 of 27, by creepingnet

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ALR - Advanced Logic Research - (PC maker from 80's/90's)
AMT - American MicroTech - (smaller PC Maker from the 80's/90's)
AMT - American Megatrends - (BIOS Manufacturer)
AT&T - American Telephone & Telegraph - (Phone Company, sold computers from Samsung/NEC)
BSi - Broadax Systems inc - (Computer Maker from 80's/90's)
MEC - Micro Equipment Corporation - (Norcross Georgia PC maker, owned GEM and C.MORE)
NCR - National Cash Register - (P.O.S. Maker, also sold laptops and desktops in the 80's/90's, bought AT&T in 93')
NTC - Nan Tan Computer - (Baretop Laptop maker from Taiwan)

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Reply 11 of 27, by Horun

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few more
ASI: Aquarius Systems, Inc.
BTC: Behavior Tech Computer Company
DTC: Data Technology Corp

Hate posting a reply and then have to edit it because it made no sense 😁 First computer was an IBM 3270 workstation with CGA monitor.

Reply 13 of 27, by Meatball

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TEAC: Tokyo Electro-Acoustic Company

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Reply 14 of 27, by darry

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Meatball wrote on 2022-07-20, 04:17:

TEAC: Tokyo Electro-Acoustic Company

Wow, I never imagined that it was an acronym .

Back in the early 90s I always heard pronounce it as "teak" (like the plant) whereas everyone on Youtube seems to pronounce it "tee-ak" and that's what Google says too https://www.google.com/search?q=teac+pronunciation

Reply 15 of 27, by Meatball

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darry wrote on 2022-07-20, 06:07:
Meatball wrote on 2022-07-20, 04:17:

TEAC: Tokyo Electro-Acoustic Company

Wow, I never imagined that it was an acronym .

Back in the early 90s I always heard pronounce it as "teak" (like the plant) whereas everyone on Youtube seems to pronounce it "tee-ak" and that's what Google says too https://www.google.com/search?q=teac+pronunciation

I pronounce TEAC the same as you, but I'm not sure I remember hearing anyone say TEAC out loud - I sort of pronounced it in my head, heh...

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Reply 17 of 27, by SSTV2

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leileilol wrote on 2022-07-19, 23:04:

UMC - United Microelectronics Corporation

Original abbreviation for UMC used to be "Unicorn Microelectronics".

AST or AST Research, Inc. - first letters of the company's founders names, Albert Wong, Safi Qureshey, Thomas Yuen.

Reply 18 of 27, by Meatball

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TDK: Tokyo Denki Kagaku

I don't know if these count, but they are interesting...

NVidia: NV = Next Version + invidia (envy) = NVidia
3M: Minnestota Mining Manufacturing
S3: 3rd Startup

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