VTech

VTech Holdings Ltd
Public company
Traded as0303
IndustryElectronics industry
FoundedOctober 1976; 42 years ago (1976-10) (as Video Technology Limited)
Headquarters
Area served
Worldwide
ProductsResidential phones
Educational toys
Electronic manufacturing services
Small to medium sized business phones
Hotel phones
Cordless headsets
Integrated access device
Baby monitor[1]
RevenueUS$1,898.9 million (FY2014)

VTech (Traditional Chinese: 偉易達) (Originally Video Technology Limited) is a Hong Kong-based global supplier of electronic learning products from infancy to preschool and the world's largest manufacturer of cordless phones.[2][3][4] It is also one of the top 50 electronic manufacturing services providers globally.[5]

In November 2015, VTech's learning products app store, "Learning Lodge", was compromised, leading to the exposure of names, addresses, encrypted passwords and personal information of its customers, including photos and chat logs.[6]

Name and listing

The company was originally named "Video Technology Limited" in reference to the company's first product, a home video game console.[7] In 1991, it was renamed "VTech Holdings Limited" to reflect a wider portfolio of products.[8]

The company first listed in Hong Kong in June 1986 under the name "Video Technology International (Holdings) Limited". It was privatised and delisted from The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited in 1990.[9]

VTech obtained a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange in 1991. In 1992, the company relisted on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited,[10] establishing a dual primary listing with London. In 1993, the company established its American depositary receipt programme.

VTech delisted voluntarily from the London Stock Exchange on 7 October 2008.[11] It also terminated its American Depositary Receipt programme with effect from 21 January 2011.

Other Languages
العربية: فيتك
español: VTech
français: VTech
italiano: VTech
ქართული: VTech
português: Vtech
русский: VTech
粵語: 偉易達