History 2000-

  • Company History
  • Product History

2000s

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  • March 2000

    WMP-1V Wrist Audio Player, a wristwatch-style MP3 player, released

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  • June 2000

    Montres Casio France S.A., a timepiece sales company, established

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  • June 2000

    WQV-1 Wrist Camera, a wristwatch-style digital camera, released

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  • August 2000

    Leasing alliance formed with Diamond Lease Company Limited

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  • August 2000

    EDIFICE metal watch brand released

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  • July 2001

    Operations start at Casio Singapore, established as a sales company through integration of the Singapore site

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  • August 2001

    Casio Micronics Co., Ltd. listed on the JASDAQ exchange

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  • November 2001

    G.BROS. GV-10, a waterproof, dustproof, and shock-resistant digital camera, released

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  • January 2002

    Casio Europe G.m.b.H. established in Germany to serve as Casio’s European headquarters

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  • April 2002

    Deliveries to au by KDDI begin for that network’s first camera-equipped GPS cellular phone, the Casio A3012CA

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  • September 2002

    Tie-up with Flextronics for consignment production of electronic devices

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  • November 2002

    G-“The G,” the ultimate G-SHOCK watch, released

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  • March 2003

    EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z3 digital camera featuring a slim profile and zoom lens released

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  • March 2003

    The Japanese industry's first electronic dictionary models with dictionaries other than English (German, French, and Chinese) released

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  • February 2003

    Joint venture formed with Mitsubishi Corporation to establish a sales company in China: Casio (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (Operations commenced in April 2003)

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  • June 2003

    Charter of Creativity for Casio established (made public in December)

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  • July 2003

    Tie-up formed with LG TeleCom, and cellular phones released in the South Korean market

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  • November 2003

    Hachioji Research and Development Center completed

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  • November 2003

    PCP-50 digital photo printer for making personalized postcards including addresses and text released

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  • December 2003

    XJ-350 projector for business use released

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  • April 2004

    Casio Hitachi Mobile Communications, a joint venture company founded with Hitachi, Ltd. to develop cellular phones, established

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  • October 2004

    Casio Entertainment, Inc., a digital content production company, established

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  • November 2004

    OCEANUS and LILANA solar-powered radio-controlled watches with full metal case released

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  • January 2005

    Wafer level package (WLP) technology licensed to Renesas Technology Corporation

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  • June 2005

    Casio Electronic Technology (Zhongshan) Co., Ltd. established in Guangdong, China (Operations commenced in January 2006)

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  • July 2005

    G’zOne TYPE-R flip cellular phone with water and shock resistance released

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  • November 2005

    First Casio World Open Golf Tournament held in Kuroshio Country Club in Kochi Prefecture

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  • February 2006

    W41CA slim cellular phone featuring a wide QVGA LCD released

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  • March 2006

    Casio Benelux B.V. established in Netherlands (Operations commenced in April)

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  • April 2006

    Taiwan Casio Marketing Co., Ltd. integrated into Casio Taiwan Co., Ltd. (production transferred to Shenzhen and Hong Kong in April 2009)

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  • May 2006

    EX-Z1000, a stylish digital camera with a 10.1 megapixel CCD, released

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  • June 2006

    Casio Scandinavia AS, a local sales company, established in Norway (Operations commenced in July)

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  • August 2006

    Casio Espana S.L., a local sales company, established in Spain (Operations commenced in September)

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  • September 2006

    Casio Latin America, Inc., a local sales company, established in the U.S. (Operations commenced in November)

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  • October 2006

    G’zOne TYPE-V, a waterproof, shock-resistant mobile phone, supplied to Verizon Wireless in the U.S.

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  • November 2006

    Casio (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd., a local sales company, established in Guangdong, China

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  • December 2006

    Worldwide calculator sales reach total of 1 billion units sold

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  • July 2007

    CXD NEXT CO., LTD., established as a joint venture with NTT DOCOMO

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  • February 2008

    Casio Mexico Marketing, S. de R. L. de C.V. established in Mexico (Operations commenced in April)

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  • March 2008

    EX-F1 digital camera with world’s fastest burst shooting performance released

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  • June 2008

    Radio-controlled G-SHOCK GW-9200 with the world's first Multi Band 6 technology released

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  • June 2008

    Casio Micronics' film device business transferred to Hitachi Cable

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  • July 2008

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

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  • July 2008

    Limited Liability Company CASIO established in Russia (Operations commenced in October)

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  • July 2008

    Casio Brasil Comercio De Produtos Eletronicos Ltda. established in Brazil (Operations commenced in January 2009)

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  • August 2008

    Casio Micronics becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary through a stock swap

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  • October 2008

    Deliveries of 830CA mobile phone begun to Softbank Mobile

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  • January 2009

    EX-Z400, the world’s first digital camera capable of making composite moving images, released

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  • February 2009

    Casio Italia S.r.l., a local sales company, established in Italy (Operations commenced in April)

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  • August 2009

    Casio Human Systems Co., Ltd. established

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  • December 2009

    EXILIM G EX-G1, the world’s thinnest shock-resistant digital camera, released

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  • December 2009

    G-SHOCK shock-resistant watches reach total of 50 million units shipped worldwide

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