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Fujitsu Ten Limited (TEN); Kobe

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Name: Fujitsu Ten Limited (TEN); Kobe    (J)  
Abbreviation: fujitsuten
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Fujitsu Ten Limited 
Head Office: 2-28, Gosho-dori 1-chome, Hyogo-ku, Kobe (1982)

Fujitsu Ten Ltd is a company that was split off Fujitsu Ltd. for the manufacture of consumer electronics in 1972.

The brand TEN was kept from Kobe Kogyo who merged with Fujitsu in 1963 but kept active as a separate entity until ca. 1973.

Founded: 1972

1967 Ten Onkyo Co., Ltd. established. (now TOCHIGI FUJITSU TEN LIMITED)

1968 Kobe Industries Corp. merged with Fujitsu Limited, and the car radio and car stereo department belonged to the Kobe Industries Division of Fujitsu Limited.

1972 The car radio and car stereo department was separated from Fujitsu Limited, and established as FUJITSU TEN LIMITED with a capital of 550 million yen.

1973 Started delivery of electronic devices for controlling safety belts and gas emission to Toyota Motor Corp.

1973 The capital was increased to 1,000 million yen with investment by Toyota Motor Corp., Nippondenso Co., Ltd. and Fujitsu Limited.

1975 Nakatsugawa Ten Ltd. established. (now Nakatsugawa Plant)

1977 Marketed a component car stereo.

1978 Started delivery of electronic devices for cruise control to Toyota Motor Corp.

1979 Started delivery of car stereos equipped with electronically tuned radio and recording functions to Toyota Motor Corp.

1979 Capital increased to 1,300 million yen. 1984 A vehicle electronics building constructed in the main plant.

1980 Marketed AVM(Automatic Vehicle Monitoring) system. Marketed the component car stereo, "Biyo."

1981 Started delivery of the electronic device for electronically controlled automatic transmission to Aishin Seiki Co., Ltd.

1982 Marketed MCA(Multi Channel Access) mobile radio equipment. Jointly developed an electronic mobile height control device with Aishin Seiki Co., Ltd. and started delivery of the product to the company.

1983 Marketed personal mobile radio communications equipment, "Pasocall Biyo." Started delivery of preheat timer devices for diesel engines to Toyota Motor Corp. Jointly developed the world's first in-car use CD player with Toyota Motor Corp. Started delivery of a control unit for an electronically controlled fuel injection device(EFI) to Toyota Motor Corp.

1984 Started delivery of a mobile security system to Toyota Motor Corp.

1985 Jointly developed the "Live Sound System" with Toyota Motor Corp. and started delivery of the product to Toyota.

1985 New production facilities constructed in the main plant. Capital increased to 3,300 million yen.

1987 Marketed the bus location system.

1987 Nakatsugawa Ten Ltd. merged with FUJITSU TEN LIMITED. Rushville Indiana Operation of FUJITSU TEN CORP. OF AMERICA established.

1988 Marketed DAT (Digital Audio Tape) player for in-car use. Marketed the new "ECLIPSE" series of car audio to the U.S. aftermarket.

1989 Developed world's first in-car use DSP Sound Processor. Marketed the new "α series" of car audio.

1989 Technical facilities constructed in the main plant. The symbol mark renewed. 1990 "Acoustics Development Center" opened in the main plant.

1991 Marketed high-end car audio "Sound Monitor."

1991 Production facilities built an extention in the Nakatsugawa plant. A new manufacturing building constructed for FUJITSU TEN CORPORATION OF THE PHILIPPINES. Capital was increased to 5,300 million yen.

1992 Started delivery of anti-lock braking system (ABS) control units to Toyota Motor Corp.

1993 Jointly developed, and started delivery of the vehicle position tracking system to Asahi Security Systems Co., Ltd.

1994 Marketed the world's first multimedia player for in-car use, "Car Marty." Marketed the following distance warning device, "Laser Alarm."

1994 FUJITSU TEN Social Contribution Fund founded.

1995 Operation of the main plant was suspended for four days due to the Hanshin Earthquake.

1995 Marketed the new series of car audio, "ECLIPSE," for the Japanese domestic market.

1996 Started delivery of VICS units for car navigation to Toyota Motor Corp.

1996 Started producing car audio in Europe. Certification of the IS09001 Series international standard for quality assurance systems acquired.

1997 Started delivery of the world's first 1DIN 6-disk CD changer to Toyota Motor Corp. Marketed 2DIN "AVN", an integrated car navigation and audio-visual system. Marketed CTI Automatic Dispatching system for Taxi Companies.

1997 Construction of the plant of FUJITSU TEN de MEXICO, S.A. de C.V. completed. Nakatsugawa Technical Center constructed. Construction of the plant of TIANJIN FUJITSU TEN ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. completed. Obtained international environmental management system standard IS014001 certification.

1998 Developed the world's smallest 60GHz scan-type millimeter-wave rader for automobiles and began sample shipment of the rader system. Marketed the DVD car navigation system.

1998 Obtained QS-9000 quality control standard certification, meeting criteria established by America's Big Three(General Motors, Ford and Daimler Chrysler). Began using the electronic "kanban" system for parts procurement, a first in the car audio industry.

1999 Developed the world's smallest 76GHz scan-type millimeter-wave radar for automobiles and began sample shipment of the radar system. In-car use Engine Control System Electronic Equipment has achieved the total of ten millions units.

1999 Opened Kobe Logistics Center.

2000 Developed world's first in-car use DVD 5.1ch reproducing system applied (the Haas effect) in-car use DVD system. Started supplying DVD-AVN that integrate world's first DVD Navigation and Audio Visual System in 2DIN size to Toyota Motor Corp. Introduced "ECLIPSE" in Asia.

2000 Constructed its plant in FUJITSU TEN (THAILAND) COMPANY LIMITED. Introduced Environmental Accounting. Obtained Automotive EMC Accreditation for ISO/IEC17025, International Standard at the Nakatsugawa Technical Center.

2001 Marketed home use Egg-Shaped speaker and power amplifier, "ECLIPSE TD" based on "Time Domain" theory.

2002 Marketed in-car speakers based on "Time Domain" theory as "ECLIPSE Sound Monitor." Marketed a car navigation system equipped with two units of 20GB hard disk for the first time in the world.

2002 Threw into a market car AV products used lead free solder. The vehicle electronics products division attained level 3 of international CMM standard for the first time among Japanese car electronics makers.

2003 Started delivery of combination "AVN" to Honda Access Corp. as supplies. Marketed car audio "i-audio" that download maps and other information by communication facility for the first time in the world. Started delivery of "76GHz band millimeter-wave rader" to Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Developed and started delivery of the world's first digital radio system for the taxi.

2003 Opened Toyota Logistics Center. Attained zero emission in all domestic manufacturing plant in Japan.

2004 Marketed "AVN" as "ECLIPSE" brand in the U.S. and in China. 

2004 Construction of the plant of FUJITSU TEN ELECTRONICS (WUXI) LTD. completed. 

This manufacturer was suggested by Vitor Oliveira.

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