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2000's

2000

March:

Release of wristwatch type MP3 player, Wrist Audio Player (WMP-1V)

May:

Development of fingerprint verification algorithm (VeriPat™)

June:

Establishment of Montres Casio France S.A.

August:

Leasing alliance formed with Diamond Lease Company Limited

September:

Release of Japanese version pocket PC, CASSIOPEIA (E-700)

 

Development of fingerprint verification device for mobile devices

2001

 

Orders accepted for digital camera photo printing kiosk (Let's Photo)

2002

February:

Recovery and recycling of used PCs and other office equipment from corporate users begins

September:

Tie-up with Flextronics for consignment production of electronic devices

2003

 

Release of the Japanese industry's first electronic dictionary in languages other than English (German, French, and Chinese)

April:

Casio (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., begins operations

July:

Tie-up with LG TeleCom of South Korea, and release of cellular phones in the South Korean market

October:

The Privia, a high-quality affordable electronic piano, released

November:

Completion of the Hachioji Research and Development Center

December:

Entry into the data projector market

2004

March:

Release of the EXILIM ZOOM (EX-Z30/Z40) with 2.5 times longer battery life than previous models (comparison between the EX-Z4 and EX-Z40)

October:

Establishment of Casio Entertainment, Inc., digital content production company

November:

Release of OCEANUS and LILANA solar powered radio controlled watches with full metal case

2005

Janurary:

Tie-up with Renesas Technology Corporation for semi-conductor mounting technology

June:

Establishment of Casio Electronic Tecnology (Zhongshan) Co., Ltd in China (Commercial production date: 2006 January)

July:

Release of the G'zOne TYPE-R flip cellular phone with water and shock resistance

November:

Release of the OCEANUS five-motor chronograph

 

Casio World Open golf tour held in Kuroshio Country Club in Kochi Prefecture

2006

February:

Casio first supplies KDDI with W41CA slim cellular phone with wide, 2.6 inch QVGA LCD

April:

Casio Benelux B.V. begins operations in Netherlands

May:

Release of the stylish EX-Z1000 digital camera with 10.1 megapixel CCD

July:

Casio Scandinavia AS begins operations in Norway

September:

Casio Espana, S.L. begins operations

October:

Waterproof and shock-resistant mobile phones supplied to Verizon Wireless in the U.S. (G'zOne TYPE-V)

November:

Casio Latin America, Inc. begins operations in Miami, US

2007

June:

Release of OCEANUS Manta slim solar-powered radio-controlled watch in full-metal case

July:

Establishment of the joint company CXD NEXT CO., LTD., with NTT DOCOMO

August:

Release of XD-SW6500 electronic dictionary with native pronunciation of 100,000 English words

2008

March:

Release of EX-F1 digital camera with world's fastest burst shooting performance

April:

Casio Mexico Marketing, S. de R. L. de C.V.begins operations

June:

Release of the G-SHOCK RISEMAN world's first 6 multi-band radio controlled watch

July:

Casio starts sample shipping of the Blanview LCD module with superior visibility both indoors and outdoors and lower power consumption

 

Casio develops new Tough Movement boasting slimness and high performance for its radio-controlled watch

October:

Limited Liability Company CASIO begins operations in Russia

2009

January:

Casio Brasil Comercio De Produtos Eletronicos Ltda. begins operations

 

Release of world's first digital camera that can make composite moving images (EX-Z400)

February:

Release of world's first compact high-speed digital camera (EX-FC100)

April:

Casio Italia S.r.l. begins operations

August:

Casio Human Systems Co., Ltd. established

December

Release of world's thinnest shock resistant digital camera ("EXILIM G" EX-G1)

 

Shock resistant "G-SHOCK" watches achieve a total of over 50 million units shipped worldwide

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