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  • 2010s
  • 2017

    Achieve record revenue, surpassing the US$2 billion mark

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

  • 2016

    Celebrate our 40th anniversary

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

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

  • 2015

    Our Sustainability Report 2015 receives the “Sustainability Excellence Award” from the Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies, and the “Best Corporate Governance Disclosure Award 2015” in the category of Sustainability and Social Responsibility Reporting presented by the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants

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

    Wireless monitoring solutions for the connected home unveiled at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

    A new factory building is built for CMS. It commences operations in July 2015, adding 25% to manufacturing capacity

  • 2014

    Become the No. 1 manufacturer in the Infant and Preschool Electronic Learning category in the US. Gain No. 1 infant toy manufacturer position in Spain and further strengthen our leadership in France, UK and Germany

    Introduce ErisStation, our first conference phone with four wireless microphones

  • 2013

    Become the No. 1 market player in the overall infant toy category in France, UK and Germany

  • 2012

    Become a constituent stock of two indexes: the Hang Seng HK 35 and the Hang Seng High Dividend Yield Index

    Maintain our No. 1 position as manufacturer in the global consumer cordless telephony market and become the largest infant toy manufacturer in our main European markets

  • 2011

    Celebrate our 35th anniversary

    Ship our first hotel phones to major hotel chains

  • 2010

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

    Introduce a new logo for electronic learning products

  • 2000s
  • 2009

    Launch Jungle Gym products, giving VTech a new avenue of growth outside the learning aisle

    Introduce enterprise phones for small and medium sized business in the US

  • 2008

    Delisted from London, maintaining our primary listing in Hong Kong

    Report third consecutive year of record revenue and profit

  • 2007

    BusinessWeek ranks VTech among the top 100 information technology companies worldwide for the second consecutive year

  • 2006

    Celebrate our 30th anniversary

  • 2005

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

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

  • 2004

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

  • 2003

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

  • 2002

    Launch a new corporate identity system as part of a wider strategy to strengthen marketing

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

  • 2001

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

  • 2000

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

  • 1990s
  • 1999

    Complete development of a 2.4GHz global cordless phone platform

  • 1998

    Attain the leadership position in North American and European markets in electronic learning products

  • 1997

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

    Divest the personal computer manufacturing business

  • 1996

    Become the first in the world to introduce 900MHz cordless phones priced below US$100 in the US

    Launch our first 1.8GHz (DECT) cordless phone for the European market

  • 1995

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

  • 1994

    Launch our first electronic dictionary organiser, CV6880

  • 1993

    Establish an American Depositary Receipt programme

    Acquire the Capsela brand of scientific and building toys

  • 1992

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

  • 1991

    Renamed "VTech Holdings Limited" and listed on the London Stock Exchange

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

  • 1990

    Video Technology International (Holdings) Limited privatised

    Expand the distribution of our Laser PCs to the US

  • 1980s
  • 1989

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

  • 1988

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

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

  • 1987

    Establish our first European sales subsidiary in the UK

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

  • 1986

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

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

  • 1985

    Introduce our first PC, Laser 310, to the China market

    Launch our first Apple II compatible computer, Laser 3000

  • 1984

    Manufacture satellite receivers on a contract manufacturing basis for the US market

  • 1983

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

  • 1982

    Establish our first overseas sales subsidiary in the US

  • 1981

    Introduce table-top version of Lesson One, which becomes a very successful first generation electronic learning product

    Launch our first hybrid computer, CreatiVision, a PC and video game console

  • 1980

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

  • 1970s
  • 1979

    Launch our first portable LCD game

  • 1978

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

  • 1977

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

    Develop our first generation of home TV games

  • 1976

    Video Technology Limited founded by Allan Wong and Stephen Leung