Chairman and CEO of TCL Li Dongsheng Awarded 2021 'David Sarnoff Industry Achievement Award'

SHENZHEN, China, April 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- TCL, a global leading intelligent technology company, announces that Chairman and CEO Li Dongsheng has been awarded the 2021 "David Sarnoff Industry Achievement Award" from the International Society for Information Display ("SID"). The award recognizes Li Dongsheng for his outstanding leadership in the flat–panel display industry and achievements in establishing TCL as a global technology brand.

The David Sarnoff Industrial Achievement Award is conferred for major impact on the business of the electronic display industry. It's designed to honor outstanding recipients who have had a profound, positive effect on the display industry over a period of many years, and are broadly recognized across the industry.

Since the establishment of TCL in 1981 and since entering the Vietnamese market in 1999, Li Dongsheng has led the company to explore globalization for more than 20 years. He has steered the company to become a vertically integrated conglomerate with 28 R&D centers and more than 120,000 employees.

Chairman and CEO of TCL, Li Dongsheng
Chairman and CEO of TCL, Li Dongsheng

TCL CSOT, its display manufacturing subsidiary, has created the world's first Generation 11 (Gen–11) TFT production line in the country. TCL CSOT has Gen–11 and Gen 8.5 fabs for TVs and Gen–6 for mobile displays, including flexible OLED panels on polyimide substrate. TCL invests more than 8 percent of sales revenue in R&D and has created the world's first Mini LED TV with quantum dots and local dimming.

Li Dongsheng said: "I am truly honored to win the 2021 'David Sarnoff Industry Achievement Award'. The award shows that TCL's innovative products and forward-looking ideas have been recognized by our peers."

To honor the aspiring individuals for their contributions to the display sector, SID has featured Li Dongsheng and other winners on the front cover of its magazine and interviewed them for a recent issue online.

About TCL

TCL is a multi-national technology brand, founded in 1981.

In 2019, TCL was restructured into two entities, namely TCL Technology Group Corporation and TCL Industrial Holdings. TCL Technology focuses on the semiconductor display and materials industry (with TCL CSOT being a subsidiary), while TCL Industrials focuses on consumer electronics products, including TVs, mobiles, washing machines, refrigerators, air-conditioners, and small electrical appliances.


TCL CSOT is a subsidiary of TCL Technology, dedicated to driving greater innovations in semiconductor display. TCL CSOT focuses on the display technologies of mini-LED, micro-LED, and OLED/QLED. The products range from large, small and medium display panels, touch modules, interactive white boards, video walls, automotive displays, and gaming monitors.