Everex (“Ever for Excellence”) is a manufacturer of desktop and laptop personal computers. It was established in 1983 and headquartered in Fremont, California. The company was founded by Steve Hui, John Lee and Wayne Cheung. The Personal Computer Division of Everex was founded by Bruce Dunlevie, currently of Benchmark Capital. In 1988, Everex was the leader in tape backup sales with half the world market. By 1993, the company had slipped into bankruptcy and was acquired by the Formosa Plastics Group.
In 2007-08, Everex launched a series of low cost “green” systems, the CloudBook UMPC, the gBook laptop and the gPC mini Mac mini like mini desktop system, all running the Ubuntu based gOS Linux that focused on cloud based applications, primarily those from Google.