Dr. K. Philip Hwang founded TeleVideo in 1975 after holding senior engineering and management positions with General Instruments, NCR, Burroughs and the Ford Motor Company. With over 25 years of high technology experience, Dr. Hwang is responsible for the overall direction and performance of TeleVideo, and oversees product research and development, marketing, sales, investor relations and finance. Dr. Hwang holds BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Utah State and Wayne State Universities as well an honorary doctorate degree from Utah State University. Dr Hwang was appointed by former President Bush Sr.'s administration to a membership on the High Resolution Information Systems Advisory Board where he continues to hold membership today.
TeleVideo, Inc. of San Jose, California is a private company specializing in the development and manufacturing of computer terminals. Founded in 1975, TeleVideo established itself as a leading supplier in the video display terminal industry. The company pioneered a new generation of computer terminals with the introduction of its first “smart” terminals, based on the Intel microprocessor, at a time when dumb terminals were the industry standard.
In the early 1990’s, the company capitalized on emerging trends in multimedia and produced a complete line of leading-edge 2D and 3D graphic accelerators, 3D soundcards and multimedia upgrade kits. TeleVideo’s move into multimedia allowed the company to pioneer a second market that became a building block for their video display products, launched in 1996.
In 1996, TeleVideo expanded its line of video display products with a new family of high-end 15”, 17”, 19” and 21” CRT monitors. The monitors provided high resolutions and high-quality performance that created a new standard for CRT display in the business market.