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  • 2010s
  • 2017

    Achieved record revenue, surpassing the US$2 billion mark

    CMS established its own facilities in Liaobu town, Dongguan city for manufacturing high precision metal tooling and parts

  • 2016

    Celebrated our 40th anniversary

    Acquired LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc., a leading developer of educational entertainment for children

    Acquired Snom Technology GmbH, a pioneer and a leading brand of professional and enterprise VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) telephones

  • 2015

    Go! Go! Smart Animals Zoo Explorers Playset won the "2015 Infant/Toddler Toy of the Year Award" in the US

    Unveiled wireless monitoring solutions for the connected home at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

    A new factory building built for CMS commenced operations in July, adding 25% to manufacturing capacity

  • 2014

    Became the No. 1 manufacturer in the Infant and Preschool Electronic Learning category in the US

    Introduced ErisStation, our first conference phone, with four wireless microphones

  • 2013

    Became the No. 1 market player in the overall Infant Toys category in France, the UK and Germany

    Expanded to the playset category with the introduction of Go! Go! Smart Wheels

  • 2012

    Expanded into the hospitality industry and completed installation of SIP phones in the Octavius Tower at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas in March

  • 2011

    Launched our first educational tablet for children, InnoTab

    Introduced the world's first CAT-iq 2.0 certified handset, Avant 5000

  • 2010

    Named "Overall Best Managed Company in Hong Kong – Medium Cap" in the AsiaMoney Awards 2009

    Introduced a new logo for electronic learning products to strengthen our brand

    Became the world's largest manufacturer of cordless telephones

  • 2000s
  • 2009

    BusinessWeek ranked VTech 54th globally, and first among Hong Kong companies, in its InfoTech 100 list

    Introduced enterprise phones for small and medium sized businesses in the US

  • 2008

    Delisted from London, maintaining our primary listing in Hong Kong

    Reported our third consecutive year of record revenue and profit

  • 2007

    For the second consecutive year, BusinessWeek ranked VTech among the top 100 information technology companies worldwide

  • 2006

    Celebrated our 30th anniversary

    BusinessWeek named VTech among the InfoTech 100

  • 2005

    Opened our third manufacturing facility in mainland China, in Qingyuan city, Guangdong province

    V.Smile was named the "Best Overall Toy of the Year" in the US and won other top global awards

  • 2004

    Launched the V.Smile TV Learning System, one of the most successful electronic learning products in our history

  • 2003

    Launched the world's most advanced 5.8GHz cordless phone handset with full colour LCD display

  • 2002

    Launched a new corporate identity as part of a strategic plan to strengthen our marketing

    Introduced the world's first 5.8GHz cordless phone to the US market

  • 2001

    Achieved a turnaround in profitability within months, following a successful restructuring

  • 2000

    Acquired Lucent Technologies' consumer phone business, with the right to use the AT&T brand in connection with the manufacture and sale of wireline telephones and accessories

  • 1990s
  • 1999

    Completed the development of a 2.4GHz global cordless phone platform

  • 1998

    Became the market leader in North America and Europe for ELPs. The ten best-selling electronic learning aids in the UK and the five best-selling ELPs in the US were all VTech products

    Established a R&D centre in Calgary, Canada

  • 1997

    Opened our second manufacturing site in mainland China, in Liaobu town, Dongguan city, Guangdong province

    Divested our PC manufacturing business in Hong Kong and PC distribution network in Europe

  • 1996

    Became the first in the industry to introduce 900MHz cordless phones at a retail price below US$100 in the US

    Launched our first 1.8GHz (DECT) cordless phone in Europe

  • 1995

    LT84X Series Subnotebook won the grand prize in the Machinery and Equipment Design category at the Hong Kong Awards for Industry

  • 1994

    Launched our first electronic dictionary organiser, the CV6880

  • 1993

    Established an American Depositary Receipt programme

    Acquired the Capsela brand of scientific and construction toys

  • 1992

    Re-listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, establishing a dual primary listing with London

  • 1991

    Changed our name to "VTech Holdings Limited" and listed on the London Stock Exchange

    Introduced the world's first fully digital 900MHz cordless telephone in the US

  • 1990

    Privatised "Video Technology International (Holdings) Limited" in October

    Expanded the distribution of our Laser PCs to the US

  • 1980s
  • 1989

    Entered the preschool market with two very successful products, Small Talk and Little Smart Driver

  • 1988

    Opened our first manufacturing facilities in mainland China, in Houjie town, Dongguan city, Guangdong province

    Established a R&D centre in Vancouver, Canada

    Launched Socrates, our first educational video system with wireless remote control

  • 1987

    Established our first European sales subsidiary in the UK

    Introduced our first electronic learning aid using a laptop design, Talking Whiz Kid

  • 1986

    Listed in Hong Kong in June under the name "Video Technology International (Holdings) Limited" by way of introduction

    Became the largest manufacturer of electronic learning aids sold in the US

  • 1985

    Launched our first Apple II compatible computer, the Laser 3000

    Introduced one of our PCs, the Laser 310, to the China market for the first time

  • 1984

    Began to manufacture satellite receivers on a contract manufacturing basis for the US market

  • 1983

    Introduced our first PC range, the Laser 100, based on custom integrated circuit (ASIC) chips designed in-house

  • 1982

    Established our first overseas sales subsidiary in the US

  • 1981

    Introduced a tabletop version of Lesson One, which became a very successful first generation electronic learning product

    Launched our first hybrid computer, CreatiVision, featuring an integrated PC and video game console

  • 1980

    Launched our first electronic learning product, Lesson One (book type version)

  • 1970s
  • 1979

    Launched our first portable LCD game

  • 1978

    Launched our first portable LED game based on a single-chip microprocessor

  • 1977

    Developed our first product, a home TV game console

    Started operations, with turnover of less than US$1 million in the first year

  • 1976

    Video Technology Limited founded by Allan Wong and Stephen Leung