Research and development has been the heart and soul of Leadtek corporate
policy and vision from the start. Credence to this is born out in the fact that
annually 30% of the employees are engaged in, and 5% of the revenue is invested
in, R&D. Furthermore, the effort Leadtek has put into reinforcing copyright
protection and a well-established copyright management system has reaped a just
In 1998 the Corporate IPR Management System Award sent to Leadtek.
In 1994 Leadtek cooperated with the Ministry of Economy in the Leading Product
Development to develop a true color 3D graphics card. And in 1997 the company
involved itself in the 3D/VR PC Technology Project and Advanced Graphics technologies.
In 1996, to establish an efficient quality control system, Leadtek
restructured the company to meet ISO9001 standards and was certified in October
the same year – thus ensuring the quality of Leadtek products.
And to further strengthen our foundation we strove to build and grow
beyond our accomplishments. We realized that to effectively achieve this Leadtek
would have to go public. It goes without saying that a well managed financial
and accounting system is the lifeblood of any public company. Moreover, the
public also needs to be kept well informed of how the company operates. Leadtek
set its sight on these goals in 1997 and officially went public in June 1999.
By doing so, Leadtek became the first public listed graphics card
manufacturer in Taiwan. Meanwhile, our products go from strength to strength
and world acclaim comes pouring in. Our sales network grows apace and has already
traversed national frontiers to penetrate new markets on five continents.
Our ODM and OEM products are much sought after by leading multinationals,
matching the international quality criteria and standards of market leaders
such as Philips, NTT DoCoMo, etc.