Foxconn was established in 1974 beginning as a company called Hon Mei making plastic products. Today, Foxconn is a large corporation making computer components connectors and cables. It has a market capitalization of over $6 billion USD, which is larger in size than the market caps of ATI and NVIDIA today. Honestly, I haven't heard much about Foxconn before a few months ago when their first motherboard came into our test labs.
Last year Intel really changed virtually every facet of computing with the launch of their 925 and 915 platforms. Items introduced at the same time included PCI Express, the LGA-775 (Socket T), DDR2 memory, the BTX form factor. The computer from a year ago is virtually totally different than the one today. Late last year, Intel introduced a new chipset with a 1066MHz FSB and a new CPU as well, the 3.46GHz Pentium 4. Foxconn released motherboards based upon the 925 and 915 chipsets. Recently, Foxconn has also released a motherboard based upon the 925XE chipset, which I'm reviewing here.