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About D-Link Corporation

D-Link Corporation Incorporated in 1986 Headquartered in Taiwan, is a worldwide leading designer, developer and manufacturer of networking and connectivity products for mass consumers, small to medium business and enterprise market segments. D-Link Corporation has grown to gain a strong foothold in over 100 countries.

D-Link Corporation is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange and regulated by the Financial Supervisory Commission. D-Link Corporation has more than 34 subsidiaries worldwide in various jurisdictions including the United States of America, the United Kingdom and Singapore.

D-Link Corporation is a global leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing of advanced networking, broadband, digital, voice and data communications solutions. D-Link continually meets the global networking and connectivity needs of digital home consumers, small office professionals, small- to medium-sized businesses, and enterprise environments.

GLOBAL PRESENCE

D-Link's international headquarters are located in Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China. More than 90 global offices serve North America, Asia and Europe, including the North American headquarters in Fountain Valley, California. D-Link maintains strategic operations in Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Russia, Israel, the Middle East, South Africa, Chile, Australia, Japan, Vietnam, Singapore, China, India and other countries on five continents.

INNOVATION LEADER

Our engineers have been key contributors to the development of the rapidly expanding home and business networking environment we take for granted today. D-Link has been awarded patents and copyrights on a variety of technology platforms - including Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) computer chips, hardware technology designs, software applications and other intellectual properties. D-Link product solutions are high-performance and feature-rich by design.

As a key contributor to the Digital Home Working Group (DHWG), D-Link embraces industry standards as criterion for the development of new and innovative connectivity and communications solutions for home and business. D-Link products are certified by the FCC, the Wi-Fi Alliance and CableLabs.

Global Operations

Global Headquarter

D-Link Global Headquarter, Taipei, Taiwan

No. 289, Sinhu 3rd Rd.,
Neihu District, Taipei City 114,
Taiwan
Tel: 886-2-6600-0123
Fax: 886-2-6600-9898

Regional Headquarters

D-Link North America: Fountain Valley, U.S.A.

17595 Mt. Herrmann Street
Fountain Valley, CA 92708, USA
TeL: (714) 885-6000
URL: www.dlink.com

D-Link International: Singapore

1 International Business Park
#03-12 The Synergy
Singapore 609917
Tel: +65-6774-6233
Fax: +65-6774-6322
URL: www.dlink-intl.com

D-Link Europe: London U.K.

D-Link House, 1 Abbey Road
Park Royal, London, NW10 7BX,
UK
Tel: +44-20-8955-9000
Fax: +44-20-8955-9002
URL: www.dlink.co.uk

D-Link Greater China: Beijing, China

Room02-05, Floor 26, Building B,
Global trade center, 36 north third
ring road east, Dongcheng District,
Beijing 100013, China
Tel: +86-10-58257789
Fax: +86-10-58257792
URL: www.dlink.com.cn
Milestones By Year

1986

  • D-Link was founded in 1986
  • D-Link started with only 7 engineers led by our founder Chairman Late Mr. Ken Kao, initially known as Datex Systems Inc

1987

  • D-Link relocated its office from Taipei to the new headquarters in Taiwan Hsinchu Science-Based Park, capitalized at NTD 30 million
  • D-Link released its first Ethernet adapter for the PC, the DE-001

1988

  • D-Link released industry’s first peer-to-peer LANSmart Network Operating System, which won Taiwan’s Hsinchu Science Based Park’s Award in the same year

1989

  • D-Link set up its Europe subsidiary, firmly establishing its foothold in the advanced North America and Europe markets
  • D-Link successfully designed and mass produced its own Ethernet controller chips, cutting down the cost of key components of its networking products

1990

  • D-Link released its DE-600 Pocket LAN Adapter, bringing great convenience for the mobile notebook PC users
  • D-Link introduced its first 10BASE-T Ethernet hub, one of the earliest devices to adopt of the now commonly used twisted-pair network cable
  • D-Link established a Canadian branch office to expand its North America operation

1991

  • LANSmart Network Operating System version 2.0 won PC World Magazine’s Product of the Year 1990
  • D-Link established Germany branch office
  • D-Link invested NTD200 million to construct 6,600 m2 factory in Taiwan Hsinchu Science-Based Park
  • D-Link Pocket LAN Adapter received PC Magazine’s Editor’s Choice and Product of the Year Award
  • D-Link’s CEO Ken Kao received the Youth Entrepreneur Model Award from the Republic of China government

1992

  • D-Link released its first enterprise-class chassis-based network switch code named DE-5000
  • D-Link released its first SNMP standard management software called D-View Network Management Program
  • D-Link was among the industry’s first to introduce a zero-configuration ichjumper less network adapter code named DE-220CT

1993

  • D-Link ranked the highest among all recipients of the Quality Product Award of Taiwan
  • D-Link’s industry’s first PCMCIA Ethernet adapter for laptop PC won the Quality and Innovative Product Award from the Taiwan Hsinchu Science-Based Park

1994

  • D-Link set up branch offices in France, Sweden, Japan, Singapore and Australia
  • D-Link became Taiwan’s first networking company with a Taiwan Stock Exchange IPO (TAIEX code 2332)
  • Dataquest ranked D-Link the global leader in unmanaged Ethernet hubs in terms of port shipments for the entire year 1994

1995

  • D-Link set up its India subsidiary
  • D-Link released its first dual-speed 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet adapter
  • D-Link’s 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet hub won U.S. Bytes Magazine’s Best of Connectivity Award and Editor’s Choice
  • D-Link’s best selling DE-805TP Ethernet hub (Hubby) received Germany Cebit’s Best Product Award and Taiwan’s CETRA Quality Design Award
  • D-Link released its first Ethernet switches code named DES-604 and DES-608

1996

  • D-Link released its first router code named DE-1150
  • D-Link released its first managed Ethernet switch code named DES-3205

1997

  • D-Link adopted the marketing slogan “Building Network for People” and embarked on the strategy to mass produce and market affordable and easy-to-use network products

1998

  • D-Link set up branch offices in Italy, South Africa, Egypt and Dubai
  • D-Link’s factory in Dongguan, China, was built and started operation

1999

  • D-Link established Chile and Russia branch office
  • D-Link was listed among U.S. Forbes Magazines’ global top 200 companies

2000

  • D-Link invested NTD200 million to construct a new factory in Taiwan Hsinchu Science-Based Park

2001

  • D-Link set up Brazil branch office
  • D-Link India went IPO at Bombay Stock Exchange
  • D-Link launched its third-generation Ethernet switches
  • D-Link released its first Wi-Fi and Bluetooth products
  • D-Link’s worldwide revenue reached the milestone of USD 500 million

2002

  • D-Link was listed among the Annual Global Top 100 Information Tech Companies by U.S. Business Week Magazine
  • U.S. PC Magazine awarded D-Link DI-604 network adapter the Editor’s Choice

2003

  • D-Link set up branches in Turkey and Israel
  • D-Link Wi-Fi access point DWL-6000AP received Taiwan’s National Gold Award
  • D-Link Internet video phone i2ye DVC-1000 received U.S. Tech-Edge’s Best of Year 2000 Award and Editor’s Choice
  • D-Link’s R&D and manufacturing arm spun off as an independent company named Alpha Network

2004

  • D-Link ranked No. 1 in SMB networking connectivity, according to The Synergy Research Group, occupying 25% of the global market share in Q4Y04
  • D-Link was listed among Taiwan’s top 10 international brands, with a product brand value worth NTD 720 million

2005

  • D-Link’s spin-off Alpha Network went IPO at TAIEX
  • D-Link global consolidated revenues hit the USD 1 billion mark
  • D-Link moved headquarters to new premises in Taipei Neihu Science Park
  • D-Link CEO Ken Kao received Technology Management Award from Taiwan’s Technology Management Council

2006

  • D-Link received the International Achievement Award from Taiwan’s leading newspaper The China Times

2007

  • Branding revenue in access of USD 1 billion
  • Ranked in The INFOTECH 100 in 2007 and named one of the Top 10 companies for The Best Returns (BusinessWeek)
  • Ranked 6th most valuable Top Taiwan Global Brand, with brand value of USD 347 million

2008

  • John Lee appointed as Chairman of D-Link Corporation
  • Tony Tsao named as CEO and President of D-Link Corporation

2009

  • Demerger of D-Link India from Venture between D-Link India & Smartlink Network Systems