History & Timeline:
Tadao Kashio, founder of Casio
: Kashio Seisakujo founded in Mitaka, Tokyo by Tadao Kashio ( Nov. 26, 1917, in Kureta-mura (now Nankoku City) (4 March 1993, Tokyo, Japon).
: Prototype of all-electric compact calculator (solenoid model) completed.
: Marketing for the world's first compact all-electric calculator, the "Casio 14-A" begins, and Casio Computer Co., Ltd. is established.
: Tokyo factory completed in Yamato-machi, Kitatama-gun (now Higashi Yamato City), Tokyo.
Tadao Kashio becomes company President.
: European office opened in Zurich, Switzerland.
: Kofu Factory completed in Tamaho-mura, Nakakoma-gun, Yamanashi.
: Overseas sales company, Casio Inc., established in New York.
Casio stock listed on the second section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
: Jan. Casio Computer (Hong Kong) Ltd. established.
: New Casio European Headquarters established in London.
Office opened in Moscow, Russia.
: Development and launch of high-security encryption system, MDSR (Multi Dimensional Space Rotation).
Release of mini laptop PC, CASSIOPEIA FIVA (MPC-101), with Windows98.
: Mar. Release of Japanese version color palm PC, CASSIOPEIA (E-500).
: Development of fingerprint verification algorithm (VeriPat™).
: Fingerprint verification device with hollow rolling-tube head scanner for mobile terminals developed.
: Casio first supplies KDDI with W41CA slim cellular phone with wide, 2.6 inch QVGA LCD.
Waterproof and shock-resistant mobile phones supplied to Verizon Wireless in the U.S.
Casio Latin America, Inc. begins operations in Miami, US
: Release of OCEANUS Manta slim solar-powered radio-controlled watch in full-metal case.
Establishment of the joint company CXD NEXT CO., LTD., with NTT DOCOMO.
: Release of EX-F1 digital camera with world's fastest burst shooting performance.
Casio starts sample shipping of the Blanview LCD module with superior visibility both indoors and outdoors and lower power consumption.
: Release of electronic dictionaries with color displays.
: Establishment of the sales company, Casio Middle East FZE, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (begins operations in October 2013).
: Release of the G-SHOCK GPW-2000, the world's first watch equipped with a 3-way time sync system.