History of D-Link

Datex Systems, Inc. is founded.

Datex releases its first Ethernet Adapter for the PC, the DE-001.

Datex releases the industry's first peer-to-peer LANSmart Network Operating System.

Datex successfully designs and mass produces its own Ethernet controller chips, reducing the cost of key electronic components.

Datex sets up its European subsidiary, firmly establishing its foothold in North American and European markets.

Datex introduces its first 10BASE-T Ethernet Hub.

Datex Systems, Inc. is renamed D-Link Corporation

D-Link International Pte. Ltd. is set up in Singapore to develop worldwide business beyond Europe, U.S.A., and Greater China

D-Link becomes Taiwan's first networking company with a Taiwan Stock Exchange IPO.

Dataquest ranks D-Link the global leader in unmanaged Ethernet hubs in terms of port shipments.

D-Link releases the world's first Fast Ethernet Switch with ISDN Remote Router in stackable box.

D-Link releases its first router, the DE-1150.

D-Link releases its first managed Ethernet Switch, the DES-3205.

D-Link is listed among Forbes's 300 companies.

D-Link sets up R&D center in India to focus on e-commerce, VoIP and future products.

D-Link is among the first to release new standard IEEE 802.11a 5GHz Wireless LAN products.

D-Link and Texas Instruments enter into extensive collaboration for Wireless LAN products.

BusinessWeek Magazine lists D-Link among the Annual Global Top 100 Information Tech companies.

D-Link's First Gigabit Gaming Router is introduced.

D-Link is listed among Taiwan's Top 10 International Brands with a product brand value worth NTD 720 million.

D-Link DI-524, DI-624, and DI-784 home routers receive IPv6 Ready certification from the IPv6 Forum.

D-Link becomes the first company in the networking industry to introduce Green Ethernet technology in its Gigabit switches.

D-Link global consolidated revenues hit USD 1 billion.

D-Link's xStack DGS-3400 series, xStack DES-3528/52 series, DGS-3610 chassis series, and DES-7200 chassis series switches receive IPv6 Ready Certification from the IPv6 Forum.

D-Link receives the Outstanding Innovation Award for Industrial Technology Advancement from the Ministry of Economic Affairs, R.O.C.

D-Link ranks #1 in Small to Large Enterprise WLAN Stand-Alone Access Points by units shipped.

D-Link launches the first Boxee HD Media Player; the Boxee Box by D-Link.

  • Did You Know
    D-Link was the first networking company on the Taiwan Stock Exchange
  • Did You Know

    D-Link was among the first to release IEEE 802.11a 5GHz Wireless LAN products

  • Did You Know
    D-Link was the first company in the networking industry to introduce Green Ethernet technology in its Gigabit switches.