AOC International

AOC International (trading as AOC, formerly Admiral Overseas Corporation, Chinese: 冠捷科技有限公司; pinyin: Guānjié kējì yǒuxiàn gōngsī) is a multinational electronics company headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, and a subsidiary of TPV Technology. It designs and produces a full range of LCD TVs and PC monitors, and formerly CRT monitors for PCs which are sold worldwide under the AOC brand.[2]

AOC International
AOC
Founded1934; 88 years ago (1934) (as Admiral Overseas Corporation)
FounderRoss Siragusa
HeadquartersTaipei, Taiwan
Area served
Worldwide
ProductsMonitors, TVs, other displays
Number of employees
569 (as of 2019)[1]
ParentTPV Technology
Websitewww.aoc.com

HistoryEdit

 
AOC flat screen monitor with LED backlight

Admiral Overseas Corporation (AOC) was founded in Chicago, Illinois, by Ross Siragusa as the Asian arm of his Admiral Corporation, and later established in Taiwan in 1967 as the first manufacturer of colour televisions for export. In 1978, Admiral Overseas Corporation was renamed AOC International. Direct marketing under the AOC brand name began in 1979. From 1988 to 1997, AOC established its sales offices in United States, China, Europe, and Brazil. AOC was launched in India and Mexico in 2005 and 2006 respectively. Today,[when?] AOC products including CRT and LCD monitors, LCD television sets, all-in-one units and Android tablets, are available in more than 40 countries worldwide.

TimelineEdit

  • 1934 – Continental Radio and Television Corporation founded in Chicago, Illinois by Ross Siragusa. Name would later be changed to Admiral Corporation.
  • 1947 – Admiral company and brand established in the United States; it is one of the first companies to produce color television sets.
  • 1951 – Admiral sells over 5 million television sets.
  • 1967 – Admiral Overseas Corporation (AOC) established in Taiwan; first manufacturer of color television sets for export.
  • 1978 – Admiral Overseas Corporation renamed to AOC International.
  • 1979 – AOC starts direct marketing under its own brand name.
  • 1982 – AOC brand registered worldwide.
  • 1988 to 1997 – AOC establishes sales offices in the United States, China, Europe, and Brazil; main focus is computer monitors.
  • 1999 to 2001 – AOC enters the display market in New Zealand and Australia.
  • 2005 – AOC launched in India.
  • 2006 – AOC launched in Mexico.
  • 2007 to 2009 – AOC sells in more than 40 countries worldwide; products include CRT and LCD monitors, LCD TVs, and all-in-one PCs.
  • 2016 - AOC launches its AOC AGON premium line of gaming monitors.[3]

AwardsEdit

2005Edit

  • AOC was ranked 82nd in Info 200 Company - Top 200 in the technology category in Brazil.

2006Edit

  • AOC was ranked 59th in Info 200 Company - Top 200 in the technology category in Brazil.

2007Edit

  • AOC ranked Top 3 in monitor category in the "2007 Best Brands Survey" by PC World in Brazil.
  • AOC received the "Fast-growing company in LCD monitors market" award from CCID Consulting in China.
  • Several awards were conferred to AOC products in India by Digit & Chip magazines.[4][failed verification]

2008Edit

  • AOC was ranked 33 of Global Top 50 CE Brands by IDG in CES Daily magazine in 2008.
  • AOC received the Consumers' Brand of Choice from the China Computer Users Association.
  • AOC received Best in Hardware IT Monitors (Top 100 IT & Telecom, IDG ComputerWorld Magazine) in Brazil.
  • AOC has won the Red Dot Design Award.
  • Several awards were conferred to AOC products in India by Digit & Chip magazines.[4][failed verification]

2009Edit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability Report 2019" (PDF). 2019. Retrieved 2021-01-12.
  2. ^ IANS (2016-12-06). "AOC launches new gaming monitors in India". Business Standard India. Retrieved 2018-01-11.
  3. ^ "AOC eyes up players with new gaming monitor range - Gameplanet New Zealand". Gameplanet.
  4. ^ a b "AOC launches new gaming monitors in India". www.punjabtribune.com. Archived from the original on 2018-06-29. Retrieved 2018-01-11.

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