[WCSA – Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2023] Milestones in 124 years of development of NEC, Japanese multinational information technology and electronics company (1899)


(wcsa.world) NEC is also a major player in the development of new technologies, such as 5G, AI, and IoT. The company has a long history of innovation, and it is committed to developing new technologies that will help to create a better future for society.

NEC Corporation, commonly known as NEC, is a multinational information technology and electronics company based in Japan. It is one of the largest IT and network solutions providers in the world. NEC operates in various segments, including information technology, telecommunications, electronic devices, and social infrastructure.



The company has a long history of innovation in fields such as telecommunications, computers, semiconductors, and other electronic devices. NEC is known for its contributions to the development of technologies like transistors, integrated circuits, and optical networking.


(Wowtimes)NEC’sHistory andAchievements

  • 1899: Nippon Electric Company Limited was established
  • 1919: The company succeeded in domestic production of the first large-scale common-battery switching system and delivered it to Tokyo Central Office
  • 1927: The company delivered the first domestic A-Type automatic switching system to Mitsukoshi Department Store
  • 1929: Successful domestic production of A-Type automatic switching system for radio stations
  • 1950: The company started research and development of transistors
  • 1952: The company received the Deming Prize for the first time in the communication industry
  • 1954: The company started research and development of computers
  • 1958: Completed first domestic-made transistorized computer "NEAC-2201".
  • 1960: Started development of integrated circuits (ICs)
  • 1964: NEC's satellite communication equipment was actively used in the live television broadcast of the Tokyo Olympics
  • 1970: Delivered Japan's first satellite "Osumi" to the Institute of Space and Aeronautical Science (ISAS) of the University of Tokyo
  • 1988: Released the world's smallest chip-type solid tantalum electrolytic capacitor
  • 1995: Developed the world's first 1 Gbit DRAM
  • 1999: Released Digital Mova N501i Hyper, a foldable i-mode-compatible mobile phone with a large display
  • 2002: Completed world's fastest supercomputer, ultra-high-speed vector parallel computer "Earth Simulator"
  • 2010: Started mass production of electrodes for high-performance lithium-ion batteries for automobiles
  • 2011: Started sales of household energy storage systems
  • 2016: Branded lineup of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies as "NEC the WISE" and globally launched the new brand
  • 2020: Began production of Open RAN 5G radio equipment with Rakuten Mobile
  • 2021: NEC launched the NEC City OS cloud service that combines technologies, such as AI and biometric authentication, to provide functions required of super cities. The company began construction of a transatlantic subsea fiber-optic cable connecting the US and Europe

According to Wikipedia/NEC Corporation

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