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1995
Started as a business unit in Lite-On Technology Corporation
1998
Taiwan's Largest and the world's 4th largest CD-ROM manufacturer
1999
Monthly production quantity exceeded 1M units
 
Spin off from Lite-On Technology Corporation
 
Lite-On IT Corporation Founded
 
Became the world's 3rd largest CD-ROM manufacturer
2001
Became a Publicly Listed Company
 
Monthly production quantity exceeded 2M units
2002
Monthly production quantity exceeded 3M units
 
Became the world's 2nd largest ODD manufacturer
 
Digital Consumer business unit established
2003
Manufacturing site moved from SJP to GZP (Lite-On Science Park)
 
Started to manufacture DVD Rewriters (DVD-RW)
2004
IPO in Taiwan
2005
Monthly production quantity exceeded 5M units
2006
Automotive Electronics business unit established
 
Acquired BENQ's ODD Business
2007
Formed the joint venture Philips & Lite-On Digital Solutions Corporation (PLDS) with the Dutch conglomerate Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
 
Entered the international automotive electronics market by acquiring Philips' automotive ODD division
 
The company's Blu-ray disc drive models LBR-MD3 and LBR-MD5 received the German Red Dot Design Award
 
Established Lite-On Opto Technology (Guangzhou) Ltd.
2008
Launched eSAU108 ultra-slender external DVD writer with a USB interface
 
Industry leader in the new generation of Blu-ray products
2009
Established Lite-On Opto Technology (Beihai) Ltd.
2010
Opening ceremony to commemorate the launch of Lite-On Opto Beihai Factory
 
Established Lite-On IT Singapore Pte. Ltd.
 
Subsidiary PLDS obtained global distribution and operational rights for Plextor products
 
First to introduce high-speed SATA III interface for SSDs (solid-state drives)
2011
Established biotechnology and biomedical division; began development of micro blood biochemical detection systems and products
 
Announced the latest in SSD technology - True Speed
2012
Plextor M3 Pro and Lite-On-branded SSD solid-state drives officially launched
2013
Lite-On Technology Corporation held 93% of the company's shares through public tender offer
2014
Merged into Lite-On Technology Corporation.