Company Profile

The Journey of Gaaiho

Founded in 1989, ZEON has been in the PDF business for more than 20 years. In the very beginning, we developed electronic publishing and printing solutions, and switched to PDF (Portable Document Format) technology in 1993. There it began the evolution of our robust PDF software, spanning over 13 generations that have been widely adopted by businesses and document professionals around the world. While the journey goes ever onward, we hope you’ll join hands with us and create more amazing possibilities down the road.

2016
May

Gaaiho 4.0 Product Launch

On May 25, business reps and reporters flock to the 5-star Westin Taipei for the official product launch of Gaaiho 4.0. This is the first time ever ZEON hosts a product launch event, and also a big step forward in Gaaiho’s brand recognition.

2016
Apr

Gaaiho 4.0 + OCR

ZEON proudly releases 4.0 for Suite, Driver and TSL. Other than the all-new Excel editing feature, they are also equipped with cutting-edge OCR technology—a perfect match: PDF and OCR.

2015
Dec

Innovative Elite Top 100

Gaaiho celebrates the win at ICT Month Innovative Elite, also the country’s premier tech award, from a pool of 500 contestant products.

2015
Jan

Tech Trend Gold Award

Gaaiho PDF Suite wins the Tech Trend Gold Award hosted by PChome, one of the largest domestic media groups.

2014
Jun

Computex & Gaaiho 3.0 Debut

Hailed as a milestone version, Gaaiho PDF 3.0 makes its debut in Computex Taipei, taking all-in-one PDF software to a new level.

2013
Sep

Into the Mobile World

Gaaiho goes mobile and releases Gaaiho PDF apps on both App Store and Google Play. At this point, Gaaiho PDF solutions are available on PC, server and mobile platforms.

2012
Jul

New Home

We leave the old office near a noisy airport and move to a new location that has a department store, a Carrefour and a MRT station in the vicinity (to the joy of all folks). Gaaiho PDF 2.0 is also released at the time.

2009
Sep

The Era of Gaaiho PDF

15 years after we give birth to the first generation of DocuCom, the Gaaiho era officially begins. This is also the time we introduce the revolutionary concept of “full-scale PDF editing” to the world.

2005
Dec

Birth of Gaaiho

ZEON expands R&D capabilities and begins to develop business collaboration software, codenamed M1. The intriguing brand name “Gaaiho” shows up around this time as well. Here is the Backstory.

2004
Sep

The Dynamic Duo

ZEON launches DocuCom PDF Gold which consists of a converter and an editor program—a unique formation that will be passed on to the future generations. It is also available in English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Japanese, Korean and Portuguese.

1997

First in the Business

We lead the market by releasing the first Asian PDF solution—DocuCom 2.0— in Japan. It is also the first PDF program to incorporate various language applications to be delivered and displayed in PDF documents in Windows environment.

1995
Oct

World is the Stage

This marks the dawn of ZEON’s PDF business—DocuCom 1.0, the first to support DBCS Asian characters in Windows. We fly to San Francisco to showcase the software at the Seybold Seminars, the premier trade show for the desktop publishing and pre-press industry of that time.

1993
Aug

The PDF Pioneer

ZEON establishes the R&D center in Beijing (back then, Peking), China. The first company to set foot on PDF technology in Asia Pacific. (PDF insider: this is also the year PDF specs are first released to the market.)

1989

The Founding

ZEON is founded in Taipei, Taiwan, by T.C. Here the journey begins.