American Megatrends Inc. (AMI) knows PCs inside and out. The company provides core computer technologies, including basic input/output systems (AMIBIOS) for conveying information between a computer's hardware and operating systems; USB drivers and firmware; storage systems; and diagnostic software. Founded in 1985, the engineering-dominated company (more than 60% of its employees are engineers) sells its products to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), such as Intel and Renesas, and to resellers and systems integrators. American Megatrends has offices in China, India, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and the US. Co-founder and CEO Subramonian Shankar owns most of AMI.