DDD was founded in Perth in 1993 and listed in 1994 on the Alberta Stock Exchange, which later became the Canadian Venture Exchange, and raised US$22 million between 1994 and 2001.
In January 2002, DDD migrated its listing to the United Kingdom and simultaneously completed an IPO on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market (“AIM”), raising an additional US$10 million.
It was focused on research and development until commercialization occurred in 2003, when DDD licensed its TriDef 3D suite of software to Sharp for deployment on its revolutionary 3D laptop PC – the Sharp Actius RD3D.
DDD’s largest shareholder was Arisawa Manufacturing Co of Japan, a Tokyo Stock Exchange-listed company. DDD’s second largest shareholder was Wistron Corporation, which is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange. Wistron manufactures billions of dollars of consumer devices annually including notebook PCs, LCD TVs and smart phones for leading brands including Acer, Dell, HP, Sony, Toshiba and Blackberry.