Industry sector: Consumer electronics
TCL is one of the world’s leading television and consumer electronics producers. Founded in 1981, it initially focused on the domestic market, but hit the international big league in the 2000s thanks to shrewd joint ventures with French companies Thomson and Alcatel. The company has won admiration for its continued efforts top shore up its dominant brand presence on the domestic market, with enforcement and anti-counterfeiting key areas of focus. Its recent unveiling of the world’s highest-standard high-definition LCD screen exemplifies the ground-breaking innovations emanating from the TCL research labs.