Milestones

2017

• Awarded“Corporate Citizenship”by Common Wealth Magazine for 11 consecutive years
• Selected as a member of "Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI)" for 7 consecutive years

• LITE-ON breaks ground on Kaohsiung Operation Center

 

2016
• Donated NT$10 million for earthquake disaster relief in South Taiwan
• Established Biomedical Research and Development Centre in Singapore
• Ranked Top 5% listed companies in the 2nd Corporate Governance Evaluation held by Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE)
• Established Operation Center in Kaohsiung, opening new facility in the Nanzih Export Processing Zone
• Awarded“Corporate Citizenship” by Common Wealth Magazine for 10 consecutive years
• Selected as a member of "Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI)” for 6 consecutive years
• Ranked Top 1 in Taiwan and Top 3 in Asia by Channel NewsAsia Sustainability Ranking

 

2015
• A total of 12 plants have received Product Liability Insurance AAA Certification from ACE Group for 5 consecutive years from 2010 to 2015
• Awarded grade A++ by the Securities and Futures Institute during its 12th Information Disclosure Evaluation for two years in a row
• Received “Corporate Social Responsibility Award” by Global Views Monthly Magazine in Taiwan for the 8th time
• Awarded “Corporate Citizenship” by Common Wealth Magazine for 9 consecutive years
• Established joint R&D Center with NTHU
• Selected as part of the Climate Disclosure Leadership Index in the Carbon Disclosure Project for two years in a row
• Selected as a member of "Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for 5 consecutive years
• Received "Taiwan Corporate Sustainability Report Awards" by Taiwan Institute for Sustainable Energy (TAISE) for 5 consecutive years
• Ranked Asia Top 20 in Channel NewsAsia Sustainability Ranking

 

2014
• Lite-On Technology Co., Ltd. announces to commence a cash tender offer to acquire Lite-On IT Co., Ltd.
• Ranked No.1 in the “Computer Component” Category by Common Wealth Magazine’s survey of Top 1,000 manufacturing companies in Taiwan for 5 consecutive years
• Received “Corporate Social Responsibility Award” by Global Views Monthly Magazine in Taiwan
• The annual general meeting of Lite-On Technology approved the distribution of a NT$2.4 dividend per common share
• Lite-On Technology announces to acquires Power Innovations in US
• Ranked No.3 in the “Corporate Citizenship” awarded by Common Wealth Magazine for 7 consecutive years
• Selected as a Member of 2013 DJSI for 3 consecutive years, Ranked as the Industry Leader of Computer Hardware
• Ranked No.2 for the “Taiwan Most Admired Entrepreneurs” in “Electronic Components” for 5 consecutive tears
• Won The 2nd place of 2013 Taiwan Corporate Sustainability Report Award

 

2013
• Lite-On Technology Co., Ltd. announces to commence a cash tender offer to acquire Lite-On IT Co., Ltd.
• Ranked No.1 in the “Computer Component” Category by Common Wealth Magazine’s survey of Top 1,000 manufacturing companies in Taiwan for 5 consecutive years
• Received “Corporate Social Responsibility Award” by Global Views Monthly Magazine in Taiwan
• The annual general meeting of Lite-On Technology approved the distribution of a NT$2.4 dividend per common share
• Lite-On Technology announces to acquires Power Innovations in US
• Ranked No.3 in the “Corporate Citizenship” awarded by Common Wealth Magazine for 7 consecutive years
• Selected as a Member of 2013 DJSI for 3 consecutive years, Ranked as the Industry Leader of Computer Hardware
• Ranked No.2 for the “Taiwan Most Admired Entrepreneurs” in “Electronic Components” for 5 consecutive tears
• Won The 2nd place of 2013 Taiwan Corporate Sustainability Report Award

 

2012
• Ranked No.1 in the “Computer Component” Category by Common Wealth Magazine’s survey of Top 1,000 manufacturing companies in Taiwan for 4 consecutive years
• Received “Corporate Social Responsibility Award” by Global Views Monthly Magazine in Taiwan
• Ranked No.3 in the “Corporate Citizenship” awarded by Common Wealth Magazine for 6 consecutive years
• Selected as a Member of DJSI for 2 consecutive years, Ranked as the Industry Leader
• Ranked No.2 for the “Taiwan Most Admired Entrepreneurs” in “Electronic Components” for 4 consecutive tears
• Won The Taiwan Corporate Sustainability Report Award 

 

2011
• Ranked No.1 in the “Computer Component” Category by Common Wealth Magazine’s survey of Top 1,000 manufacturing companies in Taiwan for 3 consecutive years
• Ranked No.2 in the “Corporate Citizenship” awarded by Common Wealth Magazine for 5 consecutive years
• Selected as a Member of DJSI and ranked as the Industry Leader
• Ranked No.2 for the “Taiwan Most Admired Entrepreneurs” in “Electronic Components” for 3 consecutive tears
• Won The 2nd place of Taiwan Corporate Sustainability Report Award

 

2010
• Lite-On Holds Opening Ceremony for the Fritz Walter World Cup Football Stadium 1.35 MWp PV Solar Power Plant Project in Kaiserslautern, Germany
• Lite-On Technology Corp Announces Worldwide First Optoelectronic Semiconductor Product Carbon Footprint Declaration and Environmental Product Declaration Type III
• Received “Corporate Social Responsibility Award” for 5 years in 2005~ 2009 by Global Views Monthly Magazine in Taiwan
• Ranked No.4 in the “Corporate Citizenship” awarded by Common Wealth Magazine 
• Ranked No.1 in the “Computer Component” Category by Common Wealth Magazine’s survey of Top 1,000 manufacturing companies in Taiwan
• Lite-On Technology Recognized by 2Built the first environmental-friendly high-power commercial sightseeing solar-electric boat in Asia for the Love River Sightseeing
• Lite-On Mobile Pte. Ltd./Perlos and Young Fast Optoelectronics Co., Ltd. to form a joint venture for touch panel modules

 

2009
• Lite-On Technology officially opens the East China Regional Headquarters in Wujin, Changzhou, which will serve as the company’s first Green Energy base.
• Ranked by Forbes as the “Global 2000”
• Received “Corporate Social Responsibility Award” for 5 years in 2005~ 2009 by Global Views Monthly Magazine in Taiwan
• Ranked No.4 in the “Corporate Citizenship” awarded by Common Wealth Magazine 
• Ranked No.1 in the “Computer Component” Category by Common Wealth Magazine’s survey of Top 1,000 manufacturing companies in Taiwan
• Ranked No.1 in the “Electronic Component” category by Business Weekly’s survey of Top 1,000 companies in Greater China
• Lite-On Technology Recognized by 2009 National Invention and Creation Award for the excellent value-oriented patent strategy and the concept design of thin MFP.
• Received the 8th National Civic Service Award

 

2008
• Lite-On Technology disposes DDBU to Wistron Corporation and keeps on Opto-Electronic and green technology industry.
• Ranked by Forbes as the “Global 2000”
• Received “Corporate Social Responsibility Award” for 4 years in 2005~ 2008 by Global Views Monthly Magazine in Taiwan
• Ranked No.4 in the “Corporate Citizenship” awarded by Common Wealth Magazine 
• Ranked No.1 in the “Computer Component” Category by Common Wealth Magazine’s survey of Top 1,000 manufacturing companies in Taiwan
• Ranked No.50 by Business Weekly’s survey of Top 1,000 companies in Greater China

 

2007
• Lite-On successfully completed a tender offer for the world's largest handset casing company, Perlos Corporation.
• Lite-On Technology received the "Quality Performance Award" from Dell Inc. for maintaining consistently high ratings for a range of criteria including quality, reliability, and service.

 

2006
• The Board of Directors approved investment in Li Shin International Enterprise Corporation (LSE) to intensively and extensively develop power supply product lines.
• The Board of Directors approved investment in Logah Technology, crossing into the field of LCD TV inverters. 
• Lite-On IT Corporation acquired BenQ Corporation's Optical Disk Drive Business to become one of the top 3 ODD manufacturers in the world. 
• Lite-On Technology acquired a 100% stake in Lite-On Automotive Corporation, a subsidiary of Lite-On Technology.
• Foreign institutional investor shareholdings surpassed 50%.
• Lite-On's Innocell Creativity Center, the industrial design team of the company, won 12 global and Taiwan design awards including the iF Awards (Germany), Red Dot Awards (Germany), IDEA Awards (USA), Taiwan International Design Competition Awards, and Taiwan Excellence Awards.
• The 2006 Lite-On Awards received nearly 1700 entries, hitting a historical record-high, and attracting overseas Chinese design talent from USA, Germany, France, Sweden, Korea, and Singapore. The Lite-On Awards have earned a leading position becoming the largest industrial design competition in the global Chinese community.

 

2005
• Lite-On Technology announced the indefinite suspension of the handset assembly business in line with its Profitable Growth strategy. 
• The affiliate company, Lite-On IT Corporation, was approved by the SFC as a listed company (Stock Code: 8008) from a Class-B over-the-counter listed company.
• Lite-On Technology invested in DragonJet Corporation to strengthen product development capabilities in plastic injection molding. 
• The Board of Directors approved the investment of a 100% stake in Lite-On Automotive International Co., Ltd.

 

2004
• Lite-On Technology acquired Lite-On Enclosure Inc.
• Lite-On Technology signed a white LED patent cross-licensing agreement with Osram.
• The affiliate company, Silitech, was approved by the SFC for listing on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE). (Stock Code: 3311)

 

2003
• Lite-On Technology Global Headquarters is officially launched in Neihu Science Park.

 

2002
• Lite-On Electronics, Silitek, Lite-On Technology and GVC merged and became known as Lite-On Technology Corporation. The stock code "2301" represents Lite-On Technology as the leader of the domestic IT Industry.
• Lite-On invited domestic and overseas Chinese to participate in the 2003 Lite-On Awards.

 

2001
• Lite-On Electronics received Golden Award of Global Excellent Business Model from the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
• Lite-On Technology Corp. acquired Lite-On Communications Corp. and formed the System Business Unit and Networking Business Unit.
• Silitek successfully developed the 3-in-1 multi-function printer (MFP).

 

2000
• With government approval, Lite-On Electronics, Silitek, Lite-On IT, and Lite-On Enclosure formed a joint-venture to build the 1.6 square kilometer Guangzhou Science Park in China. 
• Lite-On Group donated NT$24 million dollars to establish a Taiwanese elementary school in Dongguan, China that provides a good learning environment for the children of Lite-On employees from Taiwan. 
• Lite-On launched the first Lite-On Awards, attracting more than 500 young designers from colleges and stimulating new innovation and research.

 

1999
• The Optoelectronics business unit of Lite-On Technology Corp., spun off as a separate entity known as the Lite-On IT Corp.
• Lite-On Group acquired GVC Corporation.
• Obtained a construction license form the government for a new global headquarters and broke ground on September 22nd.
• LiteOn Group donated a total of NT31 million dollars to the victims of the 921 earthquake.

 

1998
• Lite-On Electronics Tianjin plant and Lite-On Technology Corp. Shijie plant began operations in June.

 

1997
• Silitek's "wireless keyboard" won the 5th Golden Award of National Excellent Awards.
• Lite-On Group further expanded its manufacturing and customer service capabilities through five new construction projects and existing-plant expansions in several parts of the world, bringing the total number of Lite-On Group manufacturing facilities to 38 locations.
• Lite-On Electronics Inc., Lite-On Technology Corp., and Lite-On Electronics Inc of England, all obtained ISO-14000 certification.

 

1996
• Lite-On IT Technology set up a Holding Company and a Product Development Center in Singapore, and broke ground for plants in China.

 

1995
• Lite-On Electronics Inc. Thailand plant obtained ISO-9002 certification.
• Silitek Corp. rubber plant in Malaysia obtained ISO-9002 certification.
• Lite-On Technology Corp. is publicly listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange with Stock Code: 2346.

 

1994
• Lite-On Electronics Inc. Optoelectronic Business Unit and Lite-On Technology Keelung plant both obtained ISO-9001 certification.
• Silitek Corp. Information Business Unit Keelung plant, Malaysia plant and Tamsui plant were all ISO-9002 certified.
• Lite-On Technology Corp. established the subsidiary company Lite-On Technology International Inc. in California, USA.

 

1993
• Seven plants of the Lite-On Group obtained ISO-9000 certification.

 

1992
• Lite-On Electronics Inc. earned IECQ/ISO 9000 certifications.
• Lite-On Technology established a subsidiary company, Lite-On GMBH, in Kiel City, Germany.
• Silitek Corp. established Lite-On Peripherals Ireland, Ltd., in Limerick City, as a new operation center to improve services for European customers.

 

1991
• Lite-On Electronics Inc. acquired the switching power supply plant of NPE company in Britain which began operating under the name of Lite-On Ltd.

 

1990
• Lite-On Electronics Inc. established a plant in Penang, Malaysia to manufacture switching power supplies.
• Silitek Corp acquired Maxi Switch, the No.3 keyboard manufacturer in the US, to improve added value for product lines.

 

1989
• Lite-On Corporate Identify System (CIS) introduced.
• Lite-On Electronics Inc. established its first overseas production facility in Bangkok, Thailand to manufacture optoelectronic products.
• Lite-On Technology Corp established with NT110 million dollars in capital to manufacture color CRT monitors.

 

1983
• Lite-On Electronics issued initial public offering as the first technology company listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange with Stock Code 2301 .

 

1975
• Lite-On Electronics was established and initiated Taiwan's first LED production with NT$1M paid-in-capital.

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