>> About MiTAC > History and Glory
2014
Won iF Product Design Award 2014 with MioCARE/ MioWORK L135 professional tablet, Cyclo 500 bicycle navigation device, MiVue 568 in-vehicle digital video recorder and MiVue M350 digital video recorder for outdoor user.
Won 2014 CES Innovations, Design and Engineering Award with Magellan Echo, smart running watch.
Mio was elected again as the No. 1 brand of GPS products in the 2014 Ideal Brand in Consumers organized by Management Magazine, Taiwan.
2013
Mio MiVue R25 back-view mirror digital video recorder got “Gold Award of IT Month” , and MiVue M300 digital video recorder for motors got “Innovative Products of IT Month” as well.
Magellan Echo, the smart running watch, was selected as “Best of Outdoor Retailer Summer 2013” and “Best-in-Show” awards.
MiTAC Holdings Corporation was established on September 12 and listed and traded on Taiwan Stock Exchange under stock code 3706.
Mio was elected as the No. 1 brand of GPS products in the 2013 Ideal Brand in Consumers organized by Management Magazine, Taiwan.
Won iF Product Design Award 2013 with MioCARE A100 professional tablet.
Won 2013 CES Innovations, Design and Engineering Award with Magellan SmartGPS
Magellan SmartGPS was awarded by AOL Autos as Best Gadget of CES.
2012
Magellan Wireless Back-up Camera Receives 2012 CES Innovations Award
Mio was elected as the No. 1 brand of GPS products in the 2012 Ideal Brand in Consumers organized by Management Magazine, Taiwan.
Won the「2012 Computex Best-Choice」 with the MioCARE 6290 professional tablet.
Unveiled its First ARM® Processor-Based Servers
Launched Mio Cyclo Series for cycling and fitness user
Won iF Product Design Award 2012 with Magellan Switch
2011
Won the iF Design Award 2011 with the Magellan ToughCase rugged iPhone case and Magellan eXplorist 710 outdoor GPS.
Won the 19th Taiwan Excellence Award with the multimedia tablet PC-Valinor.
Won the CES Innovations 2011 with the Magellan RoadMate 3065 PND.
Mio was elected for three consecutive years as the No. 1 brand of GPS products in the Ideal Brand in Consumers organized by Management Magazine, Taiwan.
2010
Purchased the system integration and assembly businesses from Synnex Corporation.
Magellan launched the first outdoor GPS equipped with treasure finding games.
MiTAC servers and storage devices were used at the World Expo 2010 Shanghai China.
The TYAN FT72 was ranked the 19th in the Supercomputer Institute Top 500 and the 3rd in China.
The first manufacturer to pass the ISO/IEC 20000 IT service process certification.
Completed the world’s first PND PCR (Personal Navigation Device Product Category Rule).
Won the iF Design Award 2010 with the multimedia tablet PC Valinor and outdoor GPS-Compass.
Won the iF Communication Design Award 2010 with the online game - I Love Green City
Mio was elected as the No. 1 brand of GPS products in the Ideal Brand in Consumers organized by Management Magazine.
Won the Best Support Award 2009 from Inspur.
Won the Best Supplier of 2009 from Dawning.
2009
Established US subsidiary MiTAC Digital Corporation to expand the handheld GPS business to North America.
Awarded the Green Partner Certificate from Sony
Won the Best Supplier of Year 2009 from Riverbed
Won the contract from international renowned websites MSN and Amazon with the TYAN S8208 and S5376.
Won the iF Product Design Award 2009 with the Mio Moov 380 Connected PND and Mio Leap K1 dual-face mobile phone.
Won the iF Product Design Award China 2009 with the Mio Moov S700 and S401 PND.
Won the Best Choice of Computex with the Mio K75 GPS phone.
Invested in Loyalty Founder Enterprise to enhance vertical integration capacity.
2008
Signs on to be the Exclusive Global Positioning Equipment Senior Sponsor of the World Expo 2010.
Won the iF Design Award China 2008 with the Mio C230 PND.
TYAN motherboards TN28 and B4988 were ranked the 16th and 20th in the Supercomputer Institute Top 500.
Won the USA’s NASA contract with the TYAN THUNDER N6650W s2915.
Won the Supplier Meritorious Performance Award from leading server supplier SUN.
Won the Outstanding Supplier Award from HP.
Purchased Magellan Navigation Inc. and the Consumer Satellite Navigator BU of its subsidiary to make Magellan one of satellite navigator brands of MiTAC.
2007
Acquired the Navman trademark from the Brunswick Corporation, the related operating assets and liabilities (excluding cash) and the equipment of Navman Europe Ltd., Naviart Ltd., and Naviart Information Technology (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
Incorporated Navman Technology Australia PTY LTD. in Sydney, Australia and Navman Technology NZ LTD. in Auckland, New Zealand.
MiTAC acquired Tyan Computer Corporation
Won the Supplier Meritorious Performance Award from SUN.
Won the 4th Taiwan Superior Brand with Mio from Taiwan External Trade Development Council
Won the Best Choice of Computex 2007 with the Mio C720t PND.
Won the iF Design Award China 2007 with the Mio A702 GPS phone and P560 PDA navigation.
Rated as one of the Potential 99 Businesses in Taiwan by ET Today.
Mio was in the Top Three Handheld and Mobile GPS Navigation Devices in Q3 2007 (According to Canalys and IDC).
High-level server products passed the Intel Qualified Server Board (IQSB) certification.
2006
Ranked 71st in the World Top 100 High-tech Enterprises by Business Week.
Won the Preferred Quality Supplier Award from Intel.
Won the Supplier Meritorious Performance Award from SUN.
Incorporated Mio Technology Korea.
Won the iF Design Award China 2006 with the H610 portable navigation device; rated as one of the Best 20 Products of 2006 by Business Week US and recommended in the Cool Gear 2006 Tech Buyer’s Guide by Time Magazine US.
2005
Ranked 67th in the World Top 100 High-tech Enterprises by Business Week.
Won the Best Quality Supplier of the Year from Dell.
Won the Best Supplier Performance from Fujitsu Siemens.
Won the Supplier Excellence Award from NEC.
2004
“The 98/2 MiTAC Vitamin Plan” published by Commonwealth Publishing Co., Ltd. won the Golden Book Award from SMEA of the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
Won the Service Excellence Award 2004 organized by Accenture and CommonWealth Magazine.
Won the 13th Taiwan Excellence Award with the smartphone.
Mio announced the first portable navigation product with built-in e-travel book.
The shipping volume of navigation products commanded the world’s third largest.
2003
Synnex Corporation of the MiTAC Group listed on New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: SNX).
Won the 12th Taiwan Excellence Award with the Mio DigiWalker Series, including the Mio 339 PDA, Mio 558 PDA, Mio 336 PDA, Mio 168 GPS and Mio 8390 smartphone.
Won the Product of the Year 2003 with the Mio 168 GPS from The Korea Times.
Mio, a MiTAC independent brand, announced the world’s first dual-band, dual-card PDA and smartphone; and the world’s first PDA with built-in GPS: Mio 168.
2002
MiTAC International Group celebrated the 20th anniversary of establishing its business operations headquarters in Taiwan.
Became the first domestic vendor in Taiwan to apply for and complete certification of the government's B Plan and in doing so received an award from the Ministry of Economic Affairs' Department of Industrial Technology.
Bought Tyan Computer, a specialist in the design of high end motherboards.
Jointly established Y.S. Educational Foundation with member companies in the MiTAC-Synnex Group.
Won the Supplier Meritorious Performance Award from SUN for the second time.
Selected by the Institute for Information Industry as one of six companies in 2002 with the richest portfolios of intellectual property assets, and was ranked #7 for the number of patent approvals.
MiTAC Computer (Shunde) Ltd. was ranked the top fifth exporter in Guangdong and the top 18th exported in China.
Established the consumer brand Mio DigiWalker and announced the first ultra-slim PDA products.
Won the 11th Taiwan Excellence Award with the Mio DigiWalker Series, including Pocket PC Mio 338 and Mio 728.
Selected by the Institute for Information Industry as one of six companies in 2002 with the richest portfolios of intellectual property assets, and was ranked #7 for the number of patent approvals
2001
Received a silver medal at the tenth annual National Invention Awards.
Ranked #7 among corporate entities in Taiwan for patent applications in 2001, a large advance from its #14 ranking in 2000. It was ranked #8 in terms of patent approvals.
MiTAC International's US subsidiary Synnex USA completed acquisition of all shares of Merisel Canada, Inc.
Won the Taiwan Excellence Award with the server, router and CF card.
2000
Established MiTAC Computer (Shanghai) Ltd., MiTAC Computer (Kunshan) Ltd., and Shanghai MiTAC Research Ltd. to expand production and respond to strategic deployments.
Won the Taiwan Excellence Award with the LCD monitor, web PDA, PDA and router products.
1999
Announced the taking of a stake in well-known American computer motherboard design house Tyan, thereby entering the market for high-end motherboards.
Won the Taiwan Excellence Award with the notebook PC.
1998
Won the Taiwan Excellence Award with the LCD PC, LCD monitor and notebook PC products.
Listed by the Ministry of Economic Affairs' Bureau of Foreign Trade as #10 for import/export performance, and ranked #17 among the Top 20 Private Sector Manufacturers for 1998, as published in the Ministry of Economic Affair's yearbook.
1997
MiTAC International's US subsidiary Synnex successfully acquired well-known American distribution channel vendor Computer-Land.
Won the Bronze Prize at the 6th National Invention Award, an approval of MiTAC’s R&D capacity.
Won Best Choice of Computex with the notebook PC
Monitor won a Taiwan Symbol of Excellence award.
1996
Won the Taiwan Excellence Award with MiTAC notebook PCs, desktop PCs and monitors.
Won the Gold Prize for the Enterprise EDI Application Model Business from the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
Won the Award for International Trade 1996 from the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
1995
MiTAC International signed a formal agreement with Compaq to establish a strategic alliance.
Won the Taiwan Excellence Award with the notebook PC 4023 and the monitor 1766PD.
Won the Outstanding Science Park Enterprise Award 1995 (3rd prize in productivity and 5th prize in the number of patents awarded).
1994
Won the Export Market Distribution Award (Japan) and Director’s Award.
Won the Taiwan Excellence Logo with the green computer SUPERGREEN 4068.
1993
Acquired American subsidiary and Compac (now Synnex Corporation) thereby increasing MiTAC International's competitiveness in the US market.
Established subsidiaries in Mexico and New Zealand.
MiTAC Shunde in China officially commenced operations.
1992
Quickened the pace of internationalization, expanding its production facilities in the UK, in order meet demand in the European market
Listed as a Level-A vendor for environmental protection in an assessment of Taiwan's 500 largest manufacturers by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Received award for outstanding import/export performance from the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
1990
Officially listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2315).
Established GETAC through strategic alliance with GE of the USA to specialize in the national defense and industrial notebook PCs.
Won the Outstanding Exporter and Market Distribution Excellence Award from the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
1989
The first Taiwanese manufacturer to adopt SMT technology, raising product quality and reducing product sizes.
Developed the world's fastest 80386-based personal computer.
Was the only vendor, other than IBM, able to field a complete PC product line with 286,386, and 486-based products
Selected as an Outstanding Vendor by the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
1988
Won four iF Design Awards with the Paragon Series PCs.
1985
Began promoting independent computer brand MiTAC.
1982
Founded in Hsinchu Science Park on December 8.