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The CEO of MSI dies aged 56

MSI alters its logo to commemorate its CEO. (Source: MSI)
MSI alters its logo to commemorate its CEO. (Source: MSI)
Shengchang Chiang - also often known as Charles Chiang - has been reported dead. He had taken over as the chief executive officer (CEO) of MSI in January 2019, having served as the company's head of its desktop division prior to that. Chiang reportedly fell to his untimely demise at the OEM's Taipei headquarters.

Shengchang Chiang has passed away at the age of 56. The executive had served as the head of MSI's Desktop Platform Division and in its development arm for approximately 20 years before taking the reins as CEO in early 2019. According to a report from the Taiwanese media outlet ETtoday, Chiang died following a fall from the roof of one of MSI's buildings in South New Taipei.

Chiang had also studied at Jiaotong University's Institute of Electronics prior to starting the career that would eventually find him at the head of one of the PC market's best-known companies. His short tenure as its CEO had seen the development of RTX-, Ryzen 3000- and Ryzen 4000-based devices and motherboards, not the least of which was the desktop-replacement GT76 Titan.

He also steered MSI as it released the first mobile workstations to be powered by NVIDIA Quadro graphics. Due to the circumstances of his death, the event is currently being investigated by national authorities. ETtoday appears to conclude that it had been intentional, but that is far from certain at this point.

Shengchang Chiang in official MSI photos. (Source: MSI)
Shengchang Chiang in official MSI photos. (Source: MSI)


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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-07- 8 (Update: 2020-07- 8)