AST Computer

Updated: 02/01/2021 by Computer Hope
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Founded in 1980 by Albert Wong, Safi Qureshey, and Thomas Yuen, AST Research was originally a manufacturer of expansion cards and other computer peripherals. It later began developing its own line of PCs. After suffering a series of financial losses, AST Research was acquired by Samsung on August 11, 1996. The company later ceased operation.

Later, in January 1999 AST Research was acquired by Beny Alagem, the founder of Packard Bell who created AST Computer.

Contact information

AST Research and AST Computer is no longer in business and has no e-mail or phone support options. Computer Hope may still be able to assist you with any technical support related questions, but cannot help with any part replacements, warranty, or other company specific related questions.

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Company news

2001 - AST Computers went out of business and stops selling computers.

1999 - AST Research was dissolved and AST Computers was formed.

May 1993 - Tandy sold its computer business to AST Research.