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From October 1, 2000

History
2000 October 1 Kokusai Electric Co., Ltd., Hitachi Denshi, Ltd., and Yagi Antenna Co., Ltd. merged to form "Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc"("Our company").
2001 March Kokusai Denki System Service Co., Ltd. transferred its communications and information department to Hitachi Electronics System Service Co., Ltd. and renamed the company Kokusai Denki Semiconductor Service Co., Ltd. Hitachi Electronics System Service Co., Ltd. renamed itself "Hitachi Kokusai Electric Service Co., Ltd. Kokusai Denki Engineering Co., Ltd. set up Goyo Electronics Co., Ltd.
August Our company exchanged the stocks of Infobank Co., Ltd. which it owned (21.8% of the issued stocks) with those of Artis Corporate Engineering Co.
October Kokusai Denki Techno Service Inc. merged with Nikko Techno Co., Ltd. Hitachi Kokusai Electric Services Inc. merged with Yagi System Engineering Co., Ltd. Tohoku Electronics Engineering Co., Ltd. was set up on the premises of the Sendai Works.
November The operations at the Sendai and Kobuchizawa Works were respectively transferred to Tohoku Electronics Engineering Co., Ltd.
December The Kobuchizawa Works was closed.
2002 March The Fuji Yoshida Works was closed.
April Our company merged with Kokusai Denki Training Center Co., Ltd., which was later dissolved. Kokusai Denki Engineering Co., Ltd. then set up Goyo Engineering Co., Ltd.
September Shizuoka Kokusai Denki Co., Ltd. completed the process of voluntary liquidation.
2003 March Kokusai Semiconductor Equipment Corp., a US-based subsidiary, merged with Kokusai Electric America, Inc. The US-based subsidiary Micro C. Technologies, Inc. was then closed.
April The operations of Kokusai Denki Logistics Co., Ltd. were divided into two parts. The transport operations concerning semiconductor manufacturing systems were integrated into Kokusai Electric Semiconductor Service Co., Ltd. Meanwhile, operations concerning communications and information systems and other enterprises were integrated into Kokusai Denki Techno Service Inc.
June Akita Yagi Electronics Co., Ltd. merged with Tottori Yagi Electronics Co., Ltd. and renamed itself Yagi Electronics Co., Ltd.
December KEM Co., Ltd. completed the process of voluntary liquidation. Our company closed its Chitose Works, Yagi Commemorative Telecommunications System Institute, Sendai Division.
2004 October The Yagi Antenna Division was split off to form a new company (YAGI ANTENNA INC.). (Currently a consolidated company of our company)
2005 April Kokusai Denki Engineering Co., Ltd. merged with Kokusai Denki Alpha Co., Ltd. to form a new company named Hitachi Kokusai Denki Engineering Co., Ltd. Goyo Engineering Co., Ltd. merged with Goyo Electronics Co., Ltd. to form a new company named Goyo Electronics Co., Ltd.
2006 January Hitachi Denshi America, Ltd. was renamed Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, Ltd. Hitachi Denshi (U.K.) Ltd. was renamed Hitachi Kokusai Electric U.K. Ltd. Hitachi Denshi (Europa) GmbH was renamed Hitachi Kokusai Electric Europe GmbH.
March Our company moved its Tokyo headquarters from Nakano-ku to Chiyoda-ku.
May Our company additionally invested in Kokusai Electric Asia Pacific Shanghai Ltd., which was renamed Hitachi Kokusai Electric (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
2007 January Hitachi Kokusai Denki Engineering Co., Ltd. became a wholly owned subsidiary of our company by stock exchange.
April
  • The business departments of Hitachi Denshi Technosystems Ltd. were divided into those conducting the engineering operations of our company and those conducting other operations. Then, the latter transferred its operations to Hitachi Kokusai Denki Engineering Co., Ltd. and our company merged with the former.
  • Hitachi Kokusai Denki Engineering Co., Ltd. transferred operations of the Akita Works (involving the departments in charge of design and sales of electric and communications equipment) to our company. Other departments of Hitachi Kokusai Denki Engineering Co., Ltd., together with those transferred from Hitachi Denshi Technosystems Ltd. as described above, have strengthened engineering operations with the Hamura Works serving as the core.
2008 April KOKUSAI ELECTRIC EUROPE GmbH and HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC EUROPE GmbH merged to form "HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC EUROPE GmbH"(currently a consolidated company of our company), and HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC U.K. LTD, former subsidiary of our company (as of March 31 ), became a wholly-owned subsidiary of HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC EUROPE GmbH.
2009 March Our company became a subsidiary (consolidated company) of Hitachi Ltd.
April HS Services Inc., a subsidiary of Hitachi Kokusai Electric Services Inc. , became a consolidated subsidiary of our company.
2010 April We merged with Tohoku Electronics Engineering Co., Ltd.
September Kokusai Electric Korea Co., Ltd. and its consolidated subsidiary FusionAid Co., Ltd. became new consolidated subsidiaries of our company due to the additional acquisition of shares.
2011 September Hitachi Kokusai Brazil Electric Products and Services Ltda. became new consolidated subsidiaries of our company due to the acquisition of shares.
October Hitachi Kokusai Brazil Electric Products and Services Ltda., Hitachi Kokusai Linear Electronic Equipments S/A and its consolidated subsidiary became new consolidated subsidiaries of our company due to the acqusition of shares.
KOKUSAI ELECTRIC KOREA CO., LTD. merged with FUSIONAID CO., LTD.
2013 April The merger of Hitachi Kokusai Electric Services, Inc with YAGI ANTENNA INC., YAGI ELECTRONICS CO., Ltd, and Hitachi Kokusai Denki Engineering Co., Ltd is conducted to establish Hitachi Kokusai Yagi Solutions Inc.
June Our company established Hitachi Kokusai Electric Turkey Elektronik Ürünleri Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.
October The functions of the Hamura Works and Omiya Works will be transferred to, and integrated in the Koganei region. Koganei Works was renamed Tokyo Works.

History of the three companies (1973 to 2000)

History of the three companies
Kokusai Electric Co., Ltd. Hitachi Denshi, Ltd. Yagi Antenna Co., Ltd.
History of the three companies
1945 to 1954
1949 Kokusai Electric Co., Ltd.("KE") was set up (with registered capital of 25 million yen).
1950 KE delivered the first medium frequency broadcasting equipment to NHK (10kW medium frequency broadcasting equipment).
1953 KE opened its Osaka Station (today's Kansai Branch) and Fukuoka Station (today's Kyushu Branch).
1954 KE completed its unmanned relay station on the Daibosatsu Pass. KE delivered the first train guiding radio device in Japan to Hanshin Electric Railway Co., Ltd.
1948 Shiba Electric was set up.
1952 Yagi Antenna Co., Ltd. was set up.
History of the three companies
1955 to 1964
1956 KE exported its first short wave ISB transmitter and terminal device to Brazil.
1957 KE delivered radio equipment to the Antarctic research ship, "Soya," for the Japan Coast Guard. KE delivered the first guiding radio system public-purpose train wireless telephone set in Japan to the Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corporation.
1961 KE was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and designated as an issue for the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. It completed and marketed the first Japan-made microwave oven for business use.
1962 KE commercialized the radio-controlled clock, "Acuratic." (It was launched on the market the subsequent year.)
1963 KE developed the first purely Japanese-made diffusion furnace. KE delivered the first prototype of an intra-urban automobile telephone to the Research Institute of Electrical Communication.
1955 Showadenshi Sangyo Corporation was set up. Osaka Station was opened up (today's Kansai Branch).
1956 Shiba Electric succeeded in manufacturing video cameras in Japan.
1958 Shiba Electric's analog computer won the Grand Prix in the Belgium World Exposition. Shiba Electric opened up its Koganei Works. Shiba Electric opened its Fukuoka Station (today's Kyushu Branch).
1959 Shiba Electric completed its broadcast-purpose VCR, which was the first produced in Japan. Shiba Electric established its affiliate, Shiba Electronics Industries.
1961 Shiba Electric opened up its Nagoya Station (today's Chubu Branch).
1963 Shiba Electric was listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo and Osaka Stock Exchanges. Showadenshi Sangyo Corporation renamed itself Hitachi Denshi. Shiba Electric set up Shibaden America. Shiba Electric opened up Sendai Station (today's Tohoku Area Operation).
1964 Shiba Electric supplied its VTRs exclusively to the Tokyo Olympics. Shiba Electric's cameras and relays were also successfully operated.
1955 Yagi Antenna("YG") opened its Osaka Station.
1956 YG opened its stations in Fukuoka, Sendai, Nagoya, and Sapporo.
1957 YG developed Japan's first eight-stage super turn antenna (and delivered it to Hokkaido Broadcasting).
1958 YG opened up its Tokyo Station.
1959 YG developed a complex antenna, which merits the title of the second Yagi Antenna (patents obtained).
1961 YG opened up its Omiya Works and Hiroshima Station.
1963 YG was listed on the Second Section of the market on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. YG opened its Takamatsu Station. YG constructed a 50kW four-plane ten-stage super gain antenna (and delivered it to Tokyo Channel 12).
History of the three companies
1965 to 1974
1965 Kokusai Electric delivered 2kW transmitters and various other items of wireless equipment to the Antarctic research ship, "Fuji." KE opened up its Nagoya Station (today's Chubu Branch).
1966 KE relocated itself to the Hamura Works.
1968 KE's TZ-60 wireless equipment contributed to the victims of the Tokachioki Earthquake (connecting Tokyo to Tohoku and to Hokkaido).
1970 KE cooperated with the artificial satellite "Osumi" (and obtained a letter of thanks from Tokyo University's Institute of Space and Aeronautic Science). KE started to deliver beepers to the Nippon Telegraph and Telegram Public Corporation.
1974 KE started to operate the stock price information TV device (and obtained a letter of thanks from the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Osaka Stock Exchange).
1968 Nikko Electronics was set up (the precursor to Hitachi Koganei Electronics; and today's Hitachi Denshi Technosystem, Ltd.).
1970 Shiba Electric set up its affiliate, Shibaden UK.
1973 Shiba Electric merged with Hitachi Denshi to form as new Hitachi Denshi("HD").
1974 HD set up its affiliate, Nikko Kosan (today's Kokusai Electric Techno Service). HD merged with Tohoku Hitachi Denshi to form the Sendai Works.
1968 YG set up its affiliate, Akita Yagi Electronics Co., Ltd
1973 YG set up its affiliate, Tottori Yagi Electronics Co., Ltd.
History of the three companies
1975 to 1974
1977 KE set up a local subsidiary, Kokusai Electric Europe GmbH, in Duesseldorf, Germany.
1980 KE started its automobile telephone service for the Tokyo region of the Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corporation. KE delivered a base station for automobile telephony.
1983 KE opened up its Los Angeles Station.
1975 HD opened up the Kobuchizawa Works.
1976 HD's single-tube color camera, the world's smallest, was selected as one of the Industrial Research's IR-100 selections (the 100 selected developed products of the world).
1978 HD marketed its domestic video camera. HD marketed a solid-state camera, the first of its kind made in Japan.
1979 HD set up its affiliate, Hitachi Denshi Europe
1981 HD set up its affiliate, Hitachi Denshi Technosystem.
1975 YG opened up its Yokohama Station.
1979 YG developed its air optical transmission system.
1980 YG advanced into bi-directional CATV and hotel CATV.
1984 YG exported large quantities of 4GHz converter tuners for satellite reception to the United States.
History of the three companies
1985 to 1988
1985 KE set up its Fuji Yoshida Works.
1986 KE's small issue selection TV (S-TV) sold more than 2,000 units (during its first year).
1988 KE developed a trading system. KE set up its New York Station and relocated its Los Angeles Station.
1987 HD's visual device for light simulators passed Phase II of the US Federal Aviation Bureau standards.
1986 YG marketed a BS reception antenna and a broadband LAN system.
History of the three companies
1989 to 1997
1989 KE set up its Toyama Works. KE opened up its Hiroshima Station (today's Chugoku Branch). KE set up its Sendai Laboratory.
1990 His Highness Hitachinomiya visited the Toyama Works. His Highness the Crown Prince visited the Fuji Yoshida Works.
1992 KE set up its local subsidiary, Kokusai Electric America, Inc., in California, USA. KE set up its local subsidiary, Bruce Technologies International, Inc., in Massachusetts, USA.
1993 KE set up its local subsidiary, Kokusai Electric Korea Co., Ltd., in Chonan City, Republic of Korea. KE relocated its head office from Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo to 3-14-20, Higashi Nakano, Nakano-ku, Tokyo (today's head office location).
1994 KE delivered its mobile phone mover, MINIMO T202, to IDO and joined the domestic market for cellular mobile phones. Beeper sales topped 2 million units. KE's Yoshida Works obtained the ISO 9002 standard certification.
1995 KE's Hamura, Toyama, and Fuji Yoshida Works respectively obtained the ISO 9001 standard certification.
1996 KE was listed on the First Section of the market on the Osaka Stock Exchange. KE delivered the 800MHz "KO101" digital mobile phone to NTT DoCoMo. KE's Toyama Works obtained the ISO 14001 standard certification. KE started to sell factory-purpose digital cordless telephone system (Digital Super Sine Mobix, Sine Net).
1997 KE was awarded the Second Prize for Disclosure of Listed Companies by the Tokyo Stock Exchange. KE's cumulative numbers of vertical diffusion CVD units shipped achieved 3,000 units. KE set up the Chitose Works. KE set up its local subsidiary, Kokusai Semiconductor Equipment Corporation, Kokusai BTI Corporation, and Kokusai Communications Systems, Inc., in California, USA. KE developed and marketed its small still picture transmitter "Image Beauty." KE advanced into the Yokosuka Research Park (YRP).
1989 HD set up the Development Institute.
1991 HD's ultra-high-sensitivity Harpicon camera was awarded the Development Award by the Television Society HD's train radio equipment for the Shinkansen was recognized publicly by the Railway Electrical Engineering Association of Japan. HD was listed on the First Section of the market of the Tokyo and Osaka Stock Exchanges.
1992 HD developed a "single-frequency simultaneous bidirectional radio device" jointly with Tohoku Electric Power Co., Ltd. and Fujitec Co. HD's ultra-small FPU was awarded the Television Society's Technology Promotion Prize, Progress Prize. HD's arrival order judgment system was active in the Barcelona Olympics. HD's Sendai Works obtained the ISO 9002 standard certification
1993 HD's Hi-Vision camera SK-1500 was awarded Hi-Vision-related prizes. HD's "single-frequency simultaneous bidirectional radio device" was awarded the Ministry of Posts ands Telecommunications Prize.
1994 The Koganei and Kobuchizawa Works respectively obtained the ISO 9002 standard certification.
1996 HD obtained the ISO 9001 standard certification.
1997 HD obtained the ISO 14001 standard certification.
1989 YG set up its affiliate, Yagi Antenna Engineering Co., Ltd.
1990 YG saw the completion of its electronics equipment factory building on the premises of the Omiya Works.
1991 YG opened up its stations in Okinawa and Ibaragi.
1992 YG completed its Shin Hasunuma dormitory (for unmarried employees) in a neighboring area.
1995 YG obtained an international quality control standard, namely ISO 9001.
History of the three companies
1998 to 2000
1998 KE received a large-quantity order from Deutsche Bahn for GSM-type relay base stations. KE set up KEM Co., Ltd., a joint venture with Mitsubishi Corporation. DKE realized the world's smallest body in DoCoMo by Kokusai KO207.
1999 The Chitose Works obtained the ISO 14001 standard certification. This marked the completion of all factories having obtained such certification. KE was selected as the procurement manufacturer of W-CDMA infrastructure equipment. KE started to sell its operational strategy system for securities companies (TMAP). KE developed its 42-inch plasma display multimedia information display system. KE commemorated its fiftieth anniversary on November 17.
2000 KE held festivities commemorating its fiftieth anniversary in Tokyo and Osaka. KE purchased Micro C Technologies of the USA. KE jointly established Infobank Co., Ltd., a new company providing investment information. KE delivered ticker boards to TSE ARROWS, which was completed on the ruins of the TSE Boardroom.
1998 HD's digital camera and other equipment were active in the Nagano Winter Olympics.
1999 Hitachi Koganei Denshi and Hitachi Denshi Technosystem merged to form Hitachi Denshi Technosystem, Ltd.
1998 YG obtained certification under the international environmental control standard ISO 14001.
1999 YG delivered ground wave digital broadcast testing equipment to Nagano. YG delivered a revamped version of CATV. Hotel CATV Internet YG delivered the first version of on-demand equipment. YG received an order for ETCS on the Tomei Expressway.