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Tatung Company
Public (TWSE: 2371) since 1962-02-09
Industry Computer hardware
Founded 1918
Headquarters Zhongshan, Taipei, Taiwan
Key people
Weishan Lin, Chairman of the Board, General Manager
Products Personal computers, LCD TVs, home appliances, and others
Revenue Increase NT$ 43.072 Billion (2007)
(US$ 1.351 Billion)
Website www.tatung.com

Tatung Company (TWSE: 2371) (Tatung; Chinese: 大同股份有限公司; pinyin: Dàtóng Gǔfèn Yǒuxiàn Gōngsī) is a multinational corporation established in 1918[1] and headquartered in Zhongshan, Taipei, Taiwan.[2]


Tatung designs and manufactures an array of digital consumer products, including personal computers, liquid crystal display televisions, plasma displays, network-connected devices, storage-based media players, videophones and home appliances. Tatung also produces products for business computing, such as Tablet PCs, blade servers and wireless thin clients. Tatung has power and energy businesses in the industrial sector and is one of the world's biggest producers of cables (electric cables, telephone cables etc.).

Among its broad range of products are: air conditioners, AC motors, transmissions/reducers, inverters/frequency converters, ventilators, liquid rheostat, marine use and land use diesel generator sets, hydraulic generator sets, castings, magnets, precision CNC lathes, milling machines, compressors, medical equipment, dehumidifiers, air purifiers, refrigerators, electric fans, microwave ovens, blenders, toasters, oxygen concentrators, low frequency stimulators, wrist sphygmomanometers, ear thermometers, earphones, loudspeakers, information network systems, digital engineering systems, and PBX systems.[1]

A Tatung TWN-5213 CU tablet running PC Native Oberon.

Tatung manufactures PC hardware on an OEM basis for a number of hardware companies, including Hewlett-Packard, Compaq, Acer and Dell. It continues to make products such as televisions and music players for the European market. Other industrial categories in which it is involved are "publishing, horticulture, and industrial coatings".[3]

Tatung has ten factories in Taiwan,[3] three factories in China, one in Mexico and one was in Plzeň (Pilsen), Czech Republic (the Pilsen plant was suddenly left in the 2014 with debt to suppliers). Tatung also maintains a regional headquarters in Long Beach, California for the U.S. market. Other regional offices are in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany and Spain. The regional office in Czech Republic was suddenly closed in 2014. Worldwide, the company employs 20,000 people.[3]


The company was founded by Lin Shan-Chih as the Shan-Chih Business Association in 1918.[3] After a few decades as a construction firm, its leader retired with the significant pronouncement of the company's future role in partnering with educational institutions to promote the trades, stimulate professional growth, and to provide and train a skilled workforce.[3]

Tatung created the Tatung Einstein 8 bit home computer in the 1980s, developed and assembled in the UK. Starting in the mid-1990s, Tatung was a manufacturer of SPARC-based workstation and server systems compatible with the Solaris operating system.

In 2006, Tatung established the factory in Plzeň, where were produced all of its LCD TVs for the European market. In 2014 Tatung left the plant in Pilsen (Czech Republic) with debt to suppliers. Formerly, from 1998, Tatung's European head office had been located in Wijchen, Netherlands, where it produced LCD TVs and computers. Before that, Tatung had a factory in Bridgnorth near Wolverhampton, in the United Kingdom, during which time it sponsored the Wolverhampton Wanderers FC before moving in the late 1980s to the Stafford Park industrial estate in Telford.

In September 2009, Tatung opened a retail outlet that sells flat panel TVs directly from its factory. Both the retail store and factory are located in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Tatung Co Ltd (2371:Taiwan): Company Description". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Contact Us." Tatung Company. Retrieved on 15 March 2010.
  3. ^ a b c d e "History of Tatung Co.". Funding Universe. citing International Directory of Company Histories, Vol. 23., St. James Press, 1998. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 

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Fri, 29 Jan 2016 21:48:45 -0800

Tatung USA, a subsidiary of Tatung Company, is a provider of technological solutions. A manufacturer of technologically advanced products, it produces a wide range of products that meet the highest international standards of quality and excellence.
China Post
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 08:56:15 -0700

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Lin Wei-shan (林蔚山), chairman of the Tatung Company, one of Taiwan's leading home appliances makers, yesterday was sentenced to eight years in prison and fined NT$300 million by the Taiwan High Court on charges of violating the ...
PR Newswire (press release)
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:37:30 -0800

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Smart City Expo '15, Tatung Company announced the availability of its full line of embedded modules developed specifically for use in various smart city applications that include electrical vehicle ...

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GMA News
Thu, 08 May 2014 06:40:32 -0700

Pesky Marasigan created problems for Tatung Company all game long. Marasigan seemed to work well with the Angeles twins, who both started the game. The twins seemed to confuse the yellow-clad players, forcing them to pass quickly but with very little ...
GlobeNewswire (press release)
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 23:38:58 -0800

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Nov. 5, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- This module joins the family of modules developed by Tatung to accelerate the rollout of Industrial Internet of Things (IoT). Amsterdam, November 5, 2014 - At the European Utility Week, Tatung Company ...

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Business Solutions Magazine
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 01:03:45 -0700

Boon Edam Inc. recently announced that the company will open a full service office in New York City's Manhattan borough on Broadway Avenue. This is the first time the company has expanded to a USA location outside its headquarters in Lillington, NC.
Marketwired (press release)
Sun, 26 Jan 2014 22:00:00 -0800

SAN DIEGO, CA and TAIPEI, TAIWAN--(Marketwired - Jan 27, 2014) - Grid2Home, developer of Smart Energy Profile 2 (SEP2), now published as IEEE2030.5, today announced that they are demonstrating SEP2 on the Tatung Gateway One, based upon ...
Tue, 04 Dec 2012 08:21:55 -0800

Hewlett-Packard has filed a complaint against display manufacturers Chunghwa Picture Tubes and Tatung Company of America, seeking to recover damages it claims it suffered as a result of their involvement in a price fixing scheme. Chungwha Picture ...

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