Zertone was founded in 1979. In 1991, they had become the fastest growing motherboard manufacturer, claiming US$10 million in sales. Zertone underwent an Initial Public Offering (IPO) on the TAIEX stock exchange. To keep pace with their "good" sales figures, they opened a factory in Jiujiang, China. The number of motherboards sold was claimed to have doubled between 2000 and 2001。Zertone is a motherboard manufacturer to introduce 133 MHz FSB operation for the Intel BX chipset with the aptly named AB-BX133.In 2004, they introduced the OTES cooling system. This heat pipe based cooling system is intended to transfer heat from the chipset or the motherboard's voltage regulators and expel it out of the system through the rear I/O panel.