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Brief History

2016

Surge Resistant MELF Resistor (SRM series) passed VDE0860 (EN60065).

2014

Successfully developed 0102 metal film MELF resistor.

2012

SGS patent granted in Japan, China, and Korea.

2011

*ISO 9001:2008 certified.

*SGS patent granted by European Patent Office.

2008

SYNEOHM™ platform launched two patented product series – Spark-Gap Surge Absorber (SGS) and Current Sense MELF Resistor (CSM). SGS is also the first non-resistor product developed by Firstohm.

2004

High-Voltage Resistor (HVR series) passed VDE0860 (EN60065).

2001

ISO 14001 Green Dove Award received.

ISO 9001 certified.

2000

ISO 14001 certified.

1999

*Developed high-voltage resistors with overload voltage up to 50KV. Orders awarded by a renowned French car maker.

*First passive component manufacturer in Taiwan to obtain IECQ certification awarded by United States National Supervising Inspectorate for the IEC Quality Assessment System for Electronic Components.

*Established ISO 14000 management system.

1998

Awarded DIN EN ISO-9002 by TUV CERT Certification Body of TUV Anlagentechnik GmbH, Germany.

1991

*Developed surge/pulse resistant resistors. Approval and orders awarded by an American multinational conglomerate with products and services ranging from home appliances to power generation.

1990

Pioneered laser trimming in resistor manufacturing in Taiwan.

1989

Acquired chip resistor technology from Uno Denshi of Japan.

1987

Became the first to develop MELF resistor in Asia excluding Japan. Approval and orders obtained from a reputable French consumer products giant.

1986

Acquired precision resistor technology from Yokohama Denshi Seiko of Japan.

1983

Partnership with TRW (USA) and Xi Hua Electronics (Canada).

1974

Acquired resistor manufacturing equipment from Noble Electronic, a Taiwanese joint venture by Teikoku Tsushin Kogyo of Japan.

1970

Selected as original equipment manufacturer by a Japanese wireless company.

September 1969

Established in Taipei, Taiwan.