QNAP Systems, Inc. is a Taiwanese corporation that specializes in providing networked solutions for file sharing, virtualization, storage management and surveillance applications to address corporate, SMB, SOHO and home user needs.Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Xizhi District, New Taipei City, Taiwan; QNAP has offices located in Pomona, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, the United Kingdom, Netherlands, and Germany. Since July 2011, QNAP has been an Associate Member of Intel’s Intelligent Systems Alliance. QNAP is one of the global NAS vendors and ranked 2nd with its market share of 13.8% by units shipped out in 2011.Currently QNAP has more than 700 employees around the world.
QNAP, standing for “Quality Network Appliance Provider” was founded in 2004 as a subsidiary of IEI Integration Corporation, an industrial computing service provider in Taiwan. QNAP was formerly Internet Appliance Department under IEI Group focusing on Network Storage, Digital Surveillance, and Message Communication. In 2004, the department was spun off into QNAP System Inc. and became a wholly owned subsidiary under IEI Group. In 2006, QNAP launched its Turbo NAS TS-101, which is the first NAS with SATA interface in the world.