Casio Computer Co., Ltd. is a Japanese multinational electronics manufacturing corporation headquartered in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan.
Casio's products include watches, calculators, electronic keyboards and other digital products such as digital cameras (Exilim series), film cameras, cash registers, laptops and sub-notebook computers, mobile phones, PDAs (E-Data Bank), electronic dictionaries, digital diaries (early PDAs), electronic games, computer printers, clocks, and portable televisions.
The Company also makes office computers, and electronic musical instruments. Casio Computer exports its products to North America, Europe, and Asia.
(WOWTIMES) Casio’s history and achievements
- 1946: Kashio Seisakujo founded in Mitaka, Tokyo
- 1957: The world's first compact all-electric calculator, the 14-A, goes on sale. Casio Computer Co., Ltd. established with Shigeru Kashio as its president
- 1961: World's first automatic form output device, TUC Compuwriter, announced
- 1966: Casio electronic desktop calculators exported (to Australia) for the first time
- 1967: Frist European office opened in Zurich, Switzerland. Casio enters the US and Canadian markets (OEM partnership with Commodore). AL-1000, the world’s first programmable electronic desktop calculator with program, released.
- 1972: Casio's first scientific calculator, fx-1, released. Casio Mini, the world's first personal calculator, released
- 1974: Casiotron, the world's first electronic watch equipped with an automatic calendar, released
- 1985: Office opened in Beijing, China
- 1991: Singapore office opened
- 1995: Casio's first car navigation system, the NS-600, released, able to receive FM multiplex broadcasting
- 1999: SATELLITE NAVI, the world's first GPS watch, released
- 2002: EXILIM, the world’s first card-sized, ultra-thin LCD digital camera, released
- 2006: Worldwide calculator sales reach total of 1 billion units sold
- 2009: G-SHOCK shock-resistant watches reach total of 50 million units shipped worldwide
- 2013: Casio Malaysia, Sdn. Bhd., a local sales company, established in Malaysia and Thailand in 2014.
- 2017: Reached total of 100 million G-SHOCK shock-resistant watches shipped
Casio is the company that released the world's first all-electric compact calculator. A number of notable digital camera innovations have also been made by Casio, including the QV-10, the first consumer digital camera with a liquid-crystal display (LCD) on the back, the first consumer three-megapixel camera, the first true ultra-compact model, and the first digital camera to incorporate ceramic lens technology, using Lumicera. The G-Shock range of shock-resistant watches is also very popular, with the original 1983 G-Shock DW-5000C being highly sought-after by collectors. The scientific calculators made by Casio especially the CLASSWIZ series of calculators are known for being affordable while incorporating a host of functions as compared to their competitors.
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