Corporate Milestones

2016

February Secured NT$4.2 billion of syndicate loan from a group of banks led by First Commercial Bank

2015

February Our collogues were selected as the national model labor by the Ministry of Labor
February Ranked as 2014 worldwide #8 solar cell manufacturer by IHS
June Established Gintech (Thailand), a solar cell manufacturing base, began mass production in 2015.12
July Raised NT$714 million via a cash offering of 42 million shares
October Passed the inspection of greenhouse gas and carbon footprint by SGS Taiwan
December Introduced self-developed PERC solar cell technology with average conversion efficiency of 21.10% and record conversion efficiency of 21.44%, certified by ITRI

2014

February Ranked as 2013 worldwide #8 solar cell manufacturer by Solarbuzz
June Set up Gintung Energy, a solar module manufacturing facility
September Won the recognition of the Ministry of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Management System for five years
December Awarded as “Excellent Energy Sector Greenhouse Gas Reduction Promotion Companies" by the Ministry of Economic Affairs
December Reached 1.8GW production capacity

2013

February Ranked as 2012 worldwide #7 solar cell manufacturer by Solarbuzz
May Introduced Diamond Series multi-crystalline solar cell products with highest efficiency of 19.5%, and 1 percentage point on average higher than the prevailing products, certified by TUV Rheinland, Germany
June Obtained ISO 14064-1 greenhouse gas certification for Chunan Site B
September Awarded by the Ministry of Labor
September Issued convertible bonds of NT$500 million
September Raised NT$1,153 million via a cash offering of 50 million shares

2012

March Introduced mono-crystalline solar cell products with conversion efficiency of over 18%, enabling more than 255w power output from a module consisting of 60 pieces of solar cells
March Ranked as 2011 worldwide #7 solar cell manufacturer by Solarbuzz
May Introduced PID solution to effectively cope with degradation issue on solar systems
October Won the recognition for ten years by Ministry of Labor, the highest honor

2011

March Ranked as 2009 worldwide #10 solar cell manufacturer by Photon Magazine
March Ranked as 2010 worldwide #9 solar cell manufacturer by Photon Magazine
March Established GDDC, a JV with CTCI, focusing on system project business
March Commercialization of Utech Solar, a subsidiary of Gintech
June Selected as one of the top 100 technology companies, ranked as #5 in Taiwan and as #1 in solar industry, by Business Next Magazine

2010

June Intruded square mono solar cell products
July Break ground of Chunan B Site
July Reached accumulative production output of 1GW
December Set up Utech Solar, together with CTCI and Mitsubishi

2009

January Introduced Phoenix Series solar cell products with colorful appearance
June Honored as Superior 100 by Business Week Magazine and Digitimes
August Awarded by Bureau of Foreign Trade
December Honored as Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific 2009

2008

February Awarded by Taitra for our superior product offerings
March Reached 200MW production capacity in fab 2, began equipment move-in in fab 3
September Recognized as one of the fastest growing export company by Bureau of Foreign Trade in 2008
December Introduced Douro Series solar cell products, reaching multi-crystalline solar cell conversion efficiency of over 16.4%

2007

October Began commercial production for the first 200MW facility in Chunan Site A
December Listed in Taiwan Stock Exchange (Ticker: 3514)

2006

July Break ground of Chunan Site A
November Break ground of Guanyin factory
December Installed fab 1 in Guanyin facility with 60MW capacity

2005

August Establishment