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2017

January
  • Etron Participated in 2016CES, demonstrating full range of high-performance low-power dedicated buffer memory products, fully into the 30-nanometer generation replacement, the future is more developed for the Internet of Things forward image processing and virtual Reality.
  • eCapture Technologies a wholly owned subsidiary launched 360-degree camera LyfieEyeTM, officially selled in the United States and Taiwan.
March
  • Dr. Nicky Lu was elected as Taiwan Science and Technology Industrial Park Industrial Association of the executive director.

2016

January
  • Etron participate in 2016 CES, demonstrating niche-type buffer memory products to consolidate consumer "Smart Home" and "Smart Car" applications.
February
  • More niche-type buffer memory products are able to be mass produced.
March
  • President Tsia attend the semiconductor industry tour of the innovation products, Etron demonstrating eYsGlobeTM and USB Type-C Controller Chips.
  • USB Display Alternate Mode Micro-Controller IC-EJ898A into the Intel system recommended platform, has been widely used in Notebooks and Tablet such as the international recognized Type-C in the brand.
May
  • Dr. Nicky Lu was elected Director of Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Industry Association (TEEMA).
  • eYs3D Joins HIWIN and Etron to Develop "Robot Eye Solutions for Industry 4.0"Bring IC Design into Industrialization, Raise Added-Value, and Optimize Manufacturing.
  • eYs3D Microelectronics and Etron Technology Jointly Promote “Real Reality” (RR) / “Virtual Reality” (VR) 3D NeoEyeTM – the Best Mobile Compatible Device for Spherical 360°x3D Video Capture for RR / VR.
  • eYs3D Joins Etron to Develop the World Fastest 3D Depth-Map Capturing Controller Chipset: the eSP876 720p Resolution Level Up to 60 Frames per Second.
  • Etron Demonstrates Automotive “Smart Car” Applications Enabled By Its Innovative Automotive Known-Good-Dies (KGD) Memory, USB Type-C Controller, Spherical 360°x3D Controller, and automotive.
  • Etron and eEver Technology participate 2016 USB-IF Community,demonstrating USB Type-C multi-products, the implementation system customers lunch their products,taking off forward USB Type-C business.
June
  • eYs3D and Etron Participated the TechCrunch 2016 International Innovation Summit Shanghai, demonstrating NR / VR 3D NeoEyeTM.
August
  • Taiwan Semiconductor Industry Association (TSIA), International Semiconductor Industry Association (SEMI), Taiwan Intelligent Automation and Robot Association (TAIROA) and Taiwan Machine Tool and Components Industry Association (TMBA) four associations signed a memorandum, the case for Taiwan Semiconductor for the first time in the field of manufacturing, joint development of industrial IC used in mechanical equipment, motor control, visual and other key components, even the layout of intelligent manufacturing, intelligent machinery, intelligent components, and jointly promote the Industry 4.0.
October
  • eCapture Technologies a wholly owned subsidiary announced a Kickstarter campaign for its LyfieEye device,raised over 200% of its funding target.
December
  • eEver and Etron Launch USB Type-C PD3.0 Solution-EJ899 Controller IC Performance Fully Upgrade.
  • LyfieView™ Announces New Functions on its LyfieView™ App: Augmenting Spherical 360 Videos to Create「VR-3D Scenery」Designed for AR/VR Content Creators.
  • eYs3D Microelectronics and Etron Technology Jointly Launch 3D Real-Time Depth-Map Camera Module & IC Platform ─ eSP876 Complete Solutions that Enable Further Growth in Trending Applications like VR / AR, Drone and People Counting.

2015

January
  • Etron Participated in 2015 CES, demonstrating “ThingCapture™” platform and “OK360TM” machine. Besides, Etron launched the three brand new USB products supporting the USB 3.1, USB Type-C and USB Power Delivery specifications.
April
  • Etron Technology exhibits USB Type-C, Power Delivery full range of IC products at Intel IDF Spring Technology Summit on April 8 in Shenzhen, China.
  • Dr. Nicky Lu was elected as Chairman of Taiwan Semiconductor Industry Association (TSIA).
  • Fendi (45mnm 128Mb DDR2/DDR) tape out.
May
  • Etron’s USB Type-C™ Switch and Power Delivery Semiconductor Controller- EJ988 wins COMPUTEX 2015 Best Choice Golden Award.
June
  • Etron’s USB Type-C E-Marker Delivery Control IC-EJ901 has received Certification from the International USB-IF Association.
August
  • Announced the division of the business unit, to transfer its "High-Speed Interface Control Chip division" to Ever Technology a wholly owned subsidiary. In addition,to transfer its "3D Image Control Chip" to eYs3D Microelectronics a wholly owned subsidiary.
October
  • Etron participated in the "Industrial Upgrading and Innovation Platform Tutorial Program", organized by Industrial Development Bureau, MOEA. Etron demonstrated the multi-channel camera single chip for integrating 3D depth-map controllers.
November
  • Etron participated USB Developer Days Forum in Taipei,demonstrating USB Type-C Control Chips.
December
  • In the cloud computing, Internet of Things applications, Etron Technology’s high quality and high reliability KGD DRAM products are widely used and favored by the network communications, mobile IoT and "Smart Home".
  • Etron Technology Unveils its World’s Leading OK363TM Mobile 3D Image Capturing System, a Necessity for the Virtual Reality Era.
  • Etron’s USB Type-C E-Marker Cable IC Controller- EJ901, and its USB Alternate Mode Micro-Controller IC- EJ898, have received USB Type-C Certification from USB-IF Association.
  • Etron rolls out its killer Virtual Reality Product: the "eYsGlobe™".

2014

January
  • Etron Participated in 2014 CES, demonstrating USB Power Delivery IC, EJ888, Gestures / Body Motion Reorganization SOC - eSP870, and Its Friendly Platform.
February
  • Dr. Nicky Lu was invited as speaker to deliver a speech on the Evening Discussion Session, entitled "Perspectives on the future of semiconductor innovation," in the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC).
May
  • Etron’s 3D Stereo Camera and Depth-Map Controller IC — eSP870 Wins COMPUTEX 2014 Best Choice Golden Award.
June
  • Highlights of Smart Technology and Application at 2014 COMPUTEX - Etron’s Innovative Buffer DRAMs Enriches the Smart Home Experiences.
  • Bring an Overwhelming Experience for Smart Homes – Etron Exhibits Its USB Power Delivery Platforms and System Applications on SuperSpeed USB Community at Computex 2014.
  • Etron Technology Unveils Its 3D Scanning Platform and 3D Body Motion Game Console Platform at COMPUTEX 2014.
September
  • Etron Technology presents “3D Imaging: Capabilities, Approaches and Future Applications” Talk and Demonstration at Image Sensors Americas 2014 in San Francisco, California.
October
  • Etron Announces World’s Leading USB Type-C Switch IC: The EJ179, Supporting Speeds up to 10 Gbps. Ready for Evaluation Now!
  • Etron exhibits its 3D Scanning Platform and 3D Body Motion Game Console Platform at eMEX 2014 in Suzhou, China.
November
  • Dr. Nicky Lu was honored to be the conference chair of IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference (A-SSCC) 2014, from November 9-12 in Kao-Hsiung, Taiwan.
  • Dr. Nicky Lu represents the board manager of Allied Association for Science Park Industries, and selected to be "Excellent Board Manger", awarded by Chinese National Federation of Industries.
December
  • Etron Technology’s latest “ThingCapture™” platform and eSP870 ICs have opened the door to “OK360TM” machine. You can use “ThingCapture™” to capture impressions of your favorite people and objects, which will then be digitized in 3D and stored in your computer, making your special memories and loves on display in 360 degrees and 3D for you to experience again and again.
  • Etron Technology Takes the Lead in Launching Three New USB IC Products: EJ898 (USB PD 2.0), EJ179V (USB Type-C Switch with Integrated Logic Control), and EJ988 (the World’s First IC that Integrates the USB Type-C Switch and PD 2.0 Function).

2013

January
  • Etron participated in 2013 CES, demonstrating a new USB3.0 single-channel flash drive accelerator IC, EV1669, and a new USB3.0 dual-channel flash drive controller chip, EV2669. Also, Etron launched an innovative USB3.0 depth-map controller platform to enable gesture/skeleton control and 3D-video/image capture at the 2013 CES.
March
  • Dr. Nicky Lu was elected as Chairman of Taiwan Semiconductor Industry Association (TSIA).
April
  • Etron participated in Intel Developer Forum, demonstrating comprehensive USB3.0 solutions: USB3.0 host controllers, flash drive controllers and 3D depth-map controllers.
June
  • Etron participated in Computex Taipei,2014, demonstrating USB3.0 depth-map controllers. Besides, Etron demonstrated comprehensive solutions of USB3.0 at SuperSpeed USB Community.
October
  • Etron shipped several cost-efficient specialty DRAM products.
December
  • USB Power Delivery EJ888 was in volume production.
  • Etron Technology acquired 2013 Outstanding Environment Maintenance Award by Science Park Administration.

2012

January
  • Etron participated in 2012 CES, demonstrating EJ188 USB3.0 four-port HC with both speed and cost efficiency, EJ198 USB3.0 four-port HC with fastest transmission rate, and EV268 USB3.0 dual-channel flash memory controller IC.
February
  • Dr. Lu received ISSCC 2011 Outstading Evening Session Award.
  • Etron EV166 USB 3.0 flash memory controller IC has received SuperSpeed USB Certification from the USB-IF.
March
  • Etron participated in Digitimes' High Speed Interface 3.0 Tech Forum, demonstrating the future development of USB3.0 host controllers and flash drive controllers.
May
  • Etron EJ188 USB 3.0 Host Controller has received SuperSpeed USB Certification from the USB-IF, and Etron is the first Taiwan company to received xHCI1 .0 certification by USB-IF.
November
  • Dr. Lu received 2012 Scientific Management Award by the Chinese Society for Management of Technology.
December
  • Etron eSP868 3D Webcam Controller receives “2012 Best Innovation Award” from the Hsinchu Science Park Administration.
  • Etron Technology acquired the 2012 Distinguished Landscape Award and the Environmental Maintenance Award by Science Park Administration.

2011

January
  • Etron unveiled its new inspiration - vision, memory, connectivity, - in conjunction with the USB TechZone presented by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) at International CES 2011.
March
  • Etron participated in Digitimes’ High Speed Interface 3.0 Tech Forum, steering USB 3.0 products booms in 3C industry.
  • Etron shipped over 1 million chips of USB 3.0 Host Controller IC- EJ168.
April
  • 6X-nm 512Mb DDR and DDR2 DRAM entered mass production.
  • Etron’s DRAM products received “ The Best Quality Award” by Arcadyan Technology Corp.
May
  • Etron has expanded its new product portfolio with (1)the eSP668 (for HD webcams), the eSP768 (for 3D image/video capturing and conferencing) and the eSP868 (for 3D image/motion recognition and interactive games) (2)USB 3.0 4- and 8-port host controllers with speed and cost efficiency (3) full line of SDRAM chips applied on car navigation and driving recorders during Computex.
  • Etron received “ The Best Supplier Award” by its DRAM clients.
  • EJ168 USB 3.0 host controller has received Super Speed USB certification from the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF).
July
  • Etron shipped over 1 million chips of 72nm 2M×16 PSRAM, moving to the mass production stage.
October
  • Etron eV268 USB3.0 flash disc controller has received Super Speed USB certification from the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF).
November
  • Dr. Nicky Lu was honored to be an outstanding alumnus of National Taiwan University in 2011.
December
  • Etron eSP 868 3D image capturing and motion recognition webcam controller receives “2011 Outstanding IT Applications/ Products Award” from R.O.C. Information Month Committee
  • Etron EJ168 USB3.0 host controller receives “2011 Best Innovation Award” from the Hsinchu Science Park Administration.
  • Received “The 2011 Top 10 Best Operating Performance Corporation Award” by the Hsinchu Science Park.
  • Received “2011 Green and Beautify Award” and “2011 Factory Building Environment Award” by the Hsinchu Science Park.
  • Awarded by the Council of Labor Affairs, Executive Yuan Taiwan R.O.C. for providing Employee Assistance Program.

2010

April
  • Dr. Nicky Lu, along with Dr. Hsing Chien Tuan (CEO/ Chairman, Innolux Corporation) and Tzu-Fei Shiao (Executive Vice Presdent, Eternal Chemical Co., Ltd), was given the honor receiving the "2010 ERSO Award" by Pan Wen Yuan Foundation to cite for his contribution to the Memory IC Design Industry.
October
  • Received "the Most Outstanding Landscape Award in 2010" from Hsinchu Science Park
December
  • Etron's USB3.0 Host controller received “2010 Outstanding IT Applications/ Products Award” from R.O.C. Information Month Committee and was listed the only winner of USB3.0 host controller among the Taiwan's outstanding IT products. Etron's Chairman & CEO, Dr. Nicky Lu gets national recognition form Vise President at the Presidential Office Building for the company's achievement.

2009

January
  • Launched 70nm DDR and SDR product lines.
September
  • Received the ISO/TS 16949 Quality Management System Certification
December
  • Received "the Most Outstanding Landscape Award in 2009" from Hsinchu Science Park

2008

March
  • Received the 2008 Best Green Award from the Hsinchu Science Park Administration.
June
  • Received the OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health and Safety Management Standard Certification.
July
  • The Board of Directors appointed Dr. Nicky Lu to be the CEO, and Dr. James Sung to be the President.
August
  • Launched 90nm DDR and SDR product lines, including 256Mb DRAM.
November
  • Received the 2008 National "Friendly Workplace" Certification from the Council of Labor Affairs of the Executive Yuan.

2007

March
  • Etron invested in TMTech through private placement, and Dr. Lu was elected to be the Chairman of the TMTech.
September
  • Etron established a Chair Professor in National Chiao Tung University to honor Dr. Simon Sze.
October
  • Etron and National Taiwan University signed a memorandum to cooperate in cutting-edge research development in a 10-year term to further elevate company competitiveness in technology and talent cultivation.
  • Etron was honored to be a role model in honest tax-paying by the Hsinchu City Government's Revenue Service Office.
November
  • Dr. Nicky Lu was selected to be an "Outstanding Entrepreneur of R.O.C." by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, received an honorable visit to the President, and was presented with the "Golden Merchant Award" by the General Chamber of Commerce of the Republic of China.
December
  • Received the 2007 Environmental Maintenance Award from the Hsinchu Science Park Administration.
  • 2007 revenues break NT$1.3 billion, marking the 6th consecutive annual growth and a historic record high. Both of the company's income before tax and net income in 2007 are also the highest in history.

2006

January
  • Monthly revenues reach NT$870 million, the 14th consecutive monthly growth and historic record high.
  • Received a certificate of appreciation from World Vision Taiwan for participating in the "Foreign Children Sponsorship Program" to support 61 international orphans for a minimum of two years.
March
  • Launched three new x32 SDR and DDR memories, including next-generation 4Mbx32 DDR, 4Mbx32 SDR, and 2Mbx32 1.8V SDR products. With a complete x32 memory product line, Etron provides the best solutions for various consumer electronics products.
  • Received the 2006 Best Green Award from the Hsinchu Science Park Administration.
August
  • Dr. Nicky Lu was invited to serve as Board Director of the FSA (Fabless Semiconductor Association).
October
  • Monthly revenues reach NT$1,154 million, a historic record high.
December
  • 2006 revenues exceed NT$10,481 million, up 56.3% YoY. The record marks the 5th consecutive annual growth and a historic record high.
  • Received the 2006 Research and Development Accomplishment Award from the Hsinchu Science Park Administration.
  • Received the 2006 Environmental Maintenance Award from the Hsinchu Science Park Administration.

2005

March
  • Migrated into 0.11-micron processing technology and started volume production of various product lines, including 2Mb x 32 SDRAM. The product line provides one of the best solutions for consumer electronics devices.
  • Received the 2005 Distinguished Landscape Award from the Hsinchu Science Park Administration.
August
  • Received the International Trade Award from the Foreign Trade Bureau of the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
October
  • Launched system chip product, EL8332, for small- to medium-size LCD display applications.
  • Mr. Tah-kang Joseph Ting received the 13th Industrial Technology Advancement Award from the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
November
  • Received ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System Certification.
December
  • Dr. Nicky Lu was honored to be Chair Professor of the National Chiao Tung University.
  • Received the Award of "Benefiting The Youth" from Council for Economic Planning & Development, Council of Labor Affairs, and National Youth Commission, for participating in the government's on-the-job youth training program.

2004

February
  • Dr. Nicky Lu was invited as the first Chinese speaker to deliver a keynote speech, entitled "Emerging Technology and Business Solutions for System Chips," in the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC).
  • Received the "Excellence in Female Resources Development" given by the Executive Yuan of the Republic of China.
March
  • Received the Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) Award from Intel for outstanding performance in providing products and services deemed essential to Intel's success.
  • Received the 2004 Best Green Award from the Hsinchu Science Park Administration.
April
  • Dr. Nicky Lu was invited to serve as the Asia-Pacific Council Chairman of the FSA (Fabless Semiconductor Association).
May
  • Launched 32Mb Page Mode Pseudo SRAM for handheld devices.
June
  • Launched the EL83 LCD controller product line for small- and medium-size flat panel displays.
November
  • Dr. Nicky Lu was horned with the Award of Excellence to Directors from the Chinese National Federation of Industries.
  • Dr. Nicky Lu was elected to be a Fellow of Chinese Society for Management of Technology.
December
  • Employees volunteered to coordinate and sponsor activities from Taiwan Fund for Children and Families, and received the Award of Protecting the Youth & Giving the Warmth.

2003

January
  • Single Chip LCD Controller IC product line won the Symbol of Excellence of the 11th Innovalue Award by the Symbol of Excellence Selection Committee, CETRA
February
  • Introduced 16Mb Pseudo SRAM, which has a world-class low standby current of 45μA and high transmission speed of 55ns, to provide cost-effective RAM solution for electronic handheld devices.
March
  • Introduced one-transistor (1T) 32Mb Pseudo SRAM for mobile devices.
  • Received the 2003 Best Green Award from the Hsinchu Science Park Administration.
June
  • Launched the world's first 8Mb x 32 DDR DRAM product, which provides the best solution to notebook and graphics applications.
October
  • Received the "Certificate of Green Partner" Award from Sony.
November
  • 32Mb Pseudo SRAM product won the "Best Innovative Product Award" from the Hsinchu Science Park Administration.
December
  • Received the Certified Supplier Quality Award from Intel.

2002

January
  • Low Power SRAM product line won the Symbol of Excellence Award from the Ministry of Economics Affairs.
April
  • Started volume production of 4Mbx32 DDR DRAM, which achieved a transmission speed of up to 2.4GB per second.
July
  • Passed the Intel SSQA_Lite Supplier Self Quality Assessment audit.
August
  • Launched 4Mbx32 Low Power SDRAM product for handheld devices.
  • Won the "Best Product Award" by the Ministry of Economic Affairs with the new-generation single-chip LCD Controller IC, EL7301.
October
  • Awarded the Silver Medal in the Corporation Category of the 11th National Invention Award, given by the Bureau of Intellectual Property, Ministry of Economic Affairs
December
  • 8Mb Known-Good-Die (KGD) Ultra-Low-Power SRAM won the "Best Innovative Product Award" from the Hsinchu Science Park Administration.
  • Received the 2002 Green Award from the Hsinchu Science Park Administration
  • Received the "Partners Strengthen the Chain" Award from Seagate

2001

January
  • Dr. Nicky Lu and Mr. Joseph Ting, Senior Vice President of R & D received the 2000 National Medals of Excellence in Science and Technology from the Premier of Republic of China, Taiwan for their contributions and technology breakthroughs in high performance memory integrated circuits design.
July
  • Displayed Etron's new high-performance System-on-a-Chip (SOC) LCD Controller IC, EL7300 at 2001 International Flat Panel Display Exposition in Taiwan. EL7300 claimed the Best Product Award of the 2001 Gold Panel, given by the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
August
  • Developed the most competitive 8Mb LP SRAM Known Good Die (KGD) product in the world with TSMC's most advanced 12-inch wafer and 0.15μm process technologies.
  • Won the "2001 Best Elite Architecture Award" from the Architecture and Building Research Institute, Ministry of Interior Affairs, for Etron's new "intelligent" corporate headquarters.
September
  • Introduced advanced 1.8V 4Mb and 8Mb LP SRAM products for electronic portable devices.
December
  • EL7300 LCD controller IC won the "Best Innovative Product Award" from the Hsinchu Science Park Administration.

2000

February
  • Completed 8Mb Low Power SRAM product design stage and entered pilot run of the product.
December
  • 200MHz 2Mb×32 SDRAM and 4Mb×16 DDR DRAM entered volume production.

1999

February
  • Started volume shipments of 183MHz 1Mb×16 SDRAM.
March
  • Received 1999 Industrial Technology Advancement Award from CAITA, Ministry of Economic Affairs.
August
  • 4Mb×16 and 8Mb×8 SDRAM products obtained product certification and moved into pilot run.
September
  • Completed 2Mbx32 SDR product design and started pilot run of the product.
October
  • Dr. Nicky Lu was honored with the membership by the National Academy of Engineering of the United States.
November
  • Completed 4Mb Ultra-Low Power SRAM product design and entered pilot run of the product.

1998

February
  • Dr. Nicky Lu received the "IEEE Solid-State Circuits Award" with a citation "for pioneering contributions to high speed dynamic memory design and cell technology."
May
  • Etron went public in the over-the-counter market in Taiwan on 15th.
September
  • Started volume production of 32Mb SGRAM product with 0.33μm process technology.
December
  • 16Mb SGRAM product won the "Best Innovative Product Award" from the Hsinchu Science Park Administration.

1997

January
  • Started volume production of 2Mb (64Kbx32) Pipeline Burst SRAM.
  • Developed the world's sixth 8Mb SGRAM product, which is the first by Chinese.
June
  • Started volume production of the world's first 16Mb SGRAM product.

1996

November
  • Dr. Lu was elected to be one of the first board directors of Taiwan Semiconductor Industry Association (TSIA), and is currently serving as a managing board director of the organization.

1995

January
  • 256Kbx16 DRAM product for graphics applications, using 0.6μm process technology, passed verification as the first EDO (Extended Data Output) DRAM developed by Taiwan.
October
  • 3.3V 32Kb×32 Pipeline Burst SRAM passed verification.
December
  • 256KbX16 EDO DRAM product won the "Innovative Product Award" from the Hsinchu Science Park Administration.

1994

March
  • Special Byte-wide 1Mb (64Kbx16) DRAM entered volume production.
July
  • Successfully developed 64Kbx8 SRAM.
August
  • Successfully completed the "National Sub-micron Project" led by the Ministry of Economics Affairs, which enables Taiwan to build self-owned 8-inch wafer technology for design and manufacturing, and facilitate growing investment in the semiconductor industry in Taiwan. Due to its contributions, Etron was given a number of awards by the Electronics Research and Service Organization (ERSO) of Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)

1993

May
  • Developed the first 16Mb DRAM by Chinese.
July
  • Developed the first 4Mb SRAM by Chinese.

1992

October
  • 32Kbx8 SRAM entered volume production.

1991

February
  • Etron was founded in Hsincu Science-based Industrial Park, Taiwan. Pioneering Taiwan's "National Sub-micron Project," the company started developing the first 16Mb DRAM and 4Mb SRAM using 0.5μm process technology by Chinese.
November
  • Developed the first 4Mb DRAM by Chinese.