Lite-On

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Lite-On
TypePublic
IndustryData storage devices
Founded1975
HeadquartersTaipei, Taiwan
Key peopleRaymond Soong (Chairman), David Lin (CEO)
ProductsComputer Components / Consumer Electronics
RevenueNT$ 16.7 Billion
Websitewww.liteon.com
 
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Lite-On
TypePublic
IndustryData storage devices
Founded1975
HeadquartersTaipei, Taiwan
Key peopleRaymond Soong (Chairman), David Lin (CEO)
ProductsComputer Components / Consumer Electronics
RevenueNT$ 16.7 Billion
Websitewww.liteon.com

Lite-On (also known as LiteOn and LiteON) is a computer storage devices company of individual companies (primarily Taiwanese) that primarily manufacture consumer electronics, including LEDs, semiconductors, computer chassis, monitors, motherboards, DVD & CD devices, and other electronic components. The Lite-On group also consists of some non-electronic companies like a finance arm and a cultural company.

Lite-On Group is the parent organization for all individual Lite-On divisions and companies. Each division is independent and made of quasi-independent companies (based on country).

History[edit]

Lite-On was started in 1975 by several Taiwanese ex-Texas Instruments employees. The original line of business was optical products (LEDs). They then branched out into computer power supplies by starting the Power Conversion Division. Other divisions/companies were soon to follow.

In 1983 Lite-On Electronics issued initial public offering as the first technology company listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange with Stock Code 2301.[1]

In 2006 Lite-On IT Corporation acquired BenQ Corporation's Optical Disk Drive Business to become one of the top 3 ODD manufacturers in the world.[2]

On April 29, 2008 the transfer of the Parent Company’s Digital Display Business Unit (DDBU) to Wistron Corporation

Products[edit]

Lite-On, for the most part, manufactures only OEM parts (computer power supplies, CD/DVD drives, chassis, motherboards, LCD monitors, keyboards, modems and networking products). These parts are labeled with the OEM's name and sold by the OEM.

Lite-On does manufacture and retail some products under their own name, LEDs and CD/DVD products.

Lite-On also manufactures the current (2010) Xbox 360 DVD drives.

Divisions/Companies[edit]

Lite-On Technology[edit]

This division of Lite-On manufactures computer components for OEM computer manufacturers. These include chassis, LCD monitors, motherboards, networking devices, keyboards and power supplies.

Lite-On Semiconductor[edit]

Lite-On Automotive[edit]

Actron Technology[edit]

Li Shin International Enterprise[edit]

DragonJet Corporation[edit]

Maxi Switch[edit]

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