PRINCO was founded in September 1983 and
specialized in the development of thin-film technology.
With minimal external technical assistance or
additional support the dedicated and innovative PRINCO
engineering team has built its technical reputation as a
leader in thin-film technology. Through the years, this
research and development oriented company has achieved
one success after another.
Founded in the Science-Based Industrial Park, Hsin-Chu,
Tooling & Decorating Divisions begin operations
implementing TiN film technology and
applying the technique of thin-film coating.
A R&D team is formed to begin PRINCO's exploration into
the field of optical storage. The first optical storage
product, the Compact Disc (CD), goes into mass
CD Mastering begins to supply stampers for CD
production. Construction for a new factory begins.
Laser Disc (LD) Mastering begins to supply stampers for
LD production. The Laser Disc Division begins mass
production of its LD.
The Magneto Optical (MO) disc goes into mass
production. Construction of the factory is completed.
Each Division's production section moves into the new
Mass production of the Digital Optical Division's latest
product, the Compact Disc Recordable (CD-R) begins. The
Data Storage Division, PRINCO Hong Kong Limited and
PRINCO Asia Enterprises Limited are formed to launch
the company's international marketing campaign.
All Division move into the new building.
PRINCO DIGITAL DISC GmbH is formed to launch the
company's Europe marketing campaign. PRINCO American
Corp. is formed to launch the company's AMERICA
The CD-RW goes into mass production. PRINCO SWITZERLAND
AG is formed to launch the company's Europe marketing
PRINCO Japan Service Center is formed to launch the
company's Japanese marketing campaign.
PRINCO MIDDLE-EAST FZE
is formed to launch
the company's Middle-East marketing campaign.
PRINCO realizes that to maintain its
competitive advantage in thin-film technology it must
continue to aggressively pursue new applications and
markets. Future success in market that is characterized
by rapid technological change is predicted on being able
to lead the way with new and innovative ideas.
Therefore the company will continue to invest a
substantial amount of its resources into research and
development aimed at meeting the challenges of a market
that is technology driven.
PRINCO will also continue to expand its
operations to reinforce its position in global markets.
This global expansion will ensure that the company is
positioned to profit form the vast opportunities that
these world-wide markets represent and will continue to
strengthen and grow.