公司歷史

2000年代

2000 年

2 月

防水防震 cdmaOne行動電話「C303CA」發售

2000/2: 防水防震 cdmaOne行動電話「C303CA」發售

The C303CA represented a new kind of cellular phone, with a rugged styling never before seen in mobile phones. It offered both water resistance for use in the rain, and shock resistance to stand up to all kinds of daily abuse. The device had water and shock resistant features such as a round urethane bezel to cover the LCD, and a waterproof film protecting the receiver and microphone. Overall, the design had a rugged styling, and was basically a cellular phone version of the G-SHOCK watch. Furthermore, the device offered the latest functions, and supported a top transmission speed of 64 kbps, through high-speed packet transmission.

With this product release, Casio entered the cellular phone market. Though a newcomer to the cellular phone category, the C303CA sported the rugged look that Casio was known for, and was well received both as a heavy duty phone for use at construction and other industrial sites and a cool accessory for young people.

C303CA

3 月

MP3手錶「WMP-1V」發售

5 月

開發指紋辨識運算器「VeriPat™」

6 月

設立法國卡西歐手錶有限公司

6 月

相機手錶「 WQV-1」發售

2000/6: 相機手錶「 WQV-1」發售

The Wrist Camera was the world’s first wristwatch digital camera. Measuring 52 x 40 x 16 millimeters, and with a weight of 32 grams, it is a super small and lightweight device that can be easily worn on the wrist. It enables the wearer to always be ready for any photo opportunity, and to check the resulting pictures on the display. The image data can also be transmitted to other Wrist Cameras or a PC. Based on the concept of information devices for the wrist that go beyond telling time, the product displays a culmination of Casio’s technology development.

Wrist camera

8 月

租賃事業上與日本鑽石租賃股份有限公司合作

9 月

發表日文版口袋型電腦 「CASSIOPEIA ( E-700 )」

9 月

開發行動裝置用的指紋辨識裝置

2001 年

4 月

成立新加坡卡西歐

2001/4: 成立新加坡卡西歐

Casio Singapore Pte. Ltd. was established in April 2001 in order to improve Casio’s production, logistics, and sales efficiency in the ASEAN region. The goal of the new company has been to carry out sales development in Singapore and the neighboring countries of Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia, as well as to perform unified management of the Casio Group production companies in the ASEAN region.

4 月

接到數位相機相片列印機「Let's Photo」訂單

11 月

太陽能電波錶 「WVA-300」 發售

2001/11: 太陽能電波錶 「WVA-300」 發售

Released in 2001, the WVA-300 was successfully powered by a solar cell and was also radio-controlled to accurately calibrate the time by receiving standard time radio signals. The watch shattered the industry's expectations, which had believed it was not possible to build a watch with advanced-functions using solar cells.

WVA-300

2002 年

1 月

日本高知卡西歐TFT液晶工廠第二代開始運作

2002/1: 日本高知卡西歐TFT液晶工廠第二代開始運作

The growing market for mobile devices, digital cameras and other such devices has generated sharply increased demand for small and medium-sized LCDs for use as device displays. Demand is especially high for Casio's proprietary HAST (Hyper Amorphous Silicon TFT) LCDs, which display super-bright, high-resolution images with low energy consumption. Kochi Casio continues to produce these units at maximum capacity to keep pace with demand. In a move to expand production capacity, Casio decided to construct a new plant near the exisiting plant in June 2000. Construction began in October that year and was completed in May 2001. After installing equipment and completing the testing phase, the No. 2 TFT LCD line began production in January 2002. The new line doubled the production capacity for TFT LCDs. TFT LCDs produced in the plants at Casio Kochi are used in a variety of applications around the world including digital cameras, cellular phones, PDAs, video cameras, and aircraft instrument displays.

1 月

在德國設立歐洲總部

2002/1: 在德國設立歐洲總部

With the launch of the euro, Europe' s new single currency, the borderless movement of people, products, and money was realized in Europe, and it became necessary for Casio to revise its policies and business strategies in this region. Therefore, in January 2002, Casio Europe G.m.b.H. was established in Germany, the hub of the European economic region. By moving its European headquarters from London to Germany, Casio created a new system for coordinating the local sales companies in the region: Casio Electronics Co., Ltd. (UK), Casio Computer G.m.b.H. Deutschland (Germany), and Montres Casio France S.A. (France), in order to carry out business development for the European region as a whole.

Casio Europe G.m.b.H

2 月

開始回收公司使用者的二手電腦與其它辦公室設備

4 月

對 KDDI 開始供應 au首部搭載相機的GPS行動電話「A3012CA」

2002/4: 對 KDDI 開始供應 au首部搭載相機的GPS行動電話「A3012CA」

The cellular phone has progressed from a mere mobile phone device to a communication tool with email capabilities, and still continues to be redefined. As au’s first GPS cellular phone with camera, the A3012CA has become a big hit since its release. With a built-in 350,000-pixel resolution camera, the device can take and save up to 800 pictures. Furthermore, with au’s own GPS technology feature, and an accompanying function to display a map and the address of the location where a picture has been taken, the device is designed to take advantage of au’s cutting-edge third-generation CDMA2000 1x infrastructure.

A3012CA

6 月

世界最薄卡片型液晶數位相機 「EXILIM」 發售

2002/6: 世界最薄卡片型液晶數位相機 「EXILIM」 發售

The EXILIM is a digital camera developed based on the new concept of a “wearable card camera“ that is with you wherever you go. No bigger than a business card and only slightly more than a centimeter thick, it fits easily in a breast or hip pocket, weighs no more than a cellular phone, and has a built-in LCD screen. Furthermore, it only takes a second to start up, and offers a quick shutter response of only 0.01 seconds from the time the button is pushed before the image is captured. In addition, photos can be taken every 0.6 seconds continuously. The EXILIM was released in Japan in June 2002, and was so popular that production had to be doubled after two months. It is now gaining popularity in all parts of the world.

「EXILIM」 EX-S1

9 月

與 Flextronics 公司合作接受委託生產電子商品

11 月

發表 G-SHOCK 手錶 「The G」

2002/11: 發表 G-SHOCK 手錶 「The G」

The G-SHOCK was born out of the idea of challenging the notion that a wristwatch has to be a fragile item. While inheriting superior shock resistance and a design that conveys toughness, the ultimate G-SHOCK, "The G," features a "Tough Solar" power system that is powered by a solar cell. "The G" has made it possible to keep accurate time due to its radio-controlled system, which receives standard time radio signals to maintain time accuracy.

The G

2003 年

2 月

開發行動裝置用的中空滾輪掃描式指紋認證設備

2003/2: 開發行動裝置用的中空滾輪掃描式指紋認證設備

Applications for individual identity verification using physiological data such as fingerprints have greatly expanded along with the development of the information society. Casio is actively promoting measures in the field of fingerprint verification, and in May 2000, launched the fingerprint verification algorithm, VeriPat®. In September of the same year Casio developed an optical fingerprint sensor that combines a TFT photo sensor and a low-profile light source. Then in February 2003, Casio and Alps Electric Co., Ltd., agreed to a business tie-up for the development, manufacture, and sales of Rolling-Tube Head Scanners that can be installed in mobile terminals such as cellular phones to read fingerprints with a high degree of accuracy. 
The Rolling-Tube Head Scanner is a new fingerprint verification device needed to overcome the shortcomings of conventional line scanners, namely image distortion when a fingerprint is taken, and the difficulties of miniaturizing flat scanners. By using a roller for the surface that comes in contact with the fingertip or other subject to be scanned, the pressure of the imprint remains consistent, and accurate distortion-free readings can be obtained. Furthermore, by installing the read sensor and light source inside the roller, the device can also be miniaturized.

image of a proposed application

3 月

變焦型數位相機「EXILIM ZOOM ( EX-Z3)」發售

2003/3: 變焦型數位相機「EXILIM ZOOM ( EX-Z3)」發售

The EXILIM (released June 2002), was developed based on the concept of a "wearable card camera" enabling easy photography wherever the user goes, and has been recognized as a completely new type of digital camera. It has become a hit product, giving rise to many follow-up series, including products with higher resolution and richer exterior color variation. The EX-Z3 was the first high performance model of the EXILIM series featuring 3.2 megapixels and a 3x optical zoom lens. The EX-Z3 features a new 3-segment telescoping lens construction, and advanced high-density mounting LSI technology called a Stack Multi-Chip Module, which has enabled the realization of a compact ultra-thin camera measuring just 87 by 57 by 22.9 millimeters (minimum width of 19.7 mm). 
With its integration of advanced design and performance, in 2003 the EX-Z3 became Japan's best selling digital camera. The EX-Z3 was selected as the European Digital Mini-Camera of the Year 2003-2004 at the EISA Awards by the European Imaging & Sound Association and has an outstanding reputation around the world.

EX-Z3

3 月

日本業界首度收錄英語以外語言(德文、法文、中文)的電子辭典發售

4 月

卡西歐(上海)貿易有限公司開始營運

6 月

卡西歐創造憲章制定

2003/6: 卡西歐創造憲章制定

In order to ensure each and every CASIO employee fully understands and carries out the corporate creed of "Creativity and Contribution," as well as to ensure the company maintains a proper management system (corporate governance) and observes all laws, regulations, and social standards (corporate compliance), CASIO has begun articulating clear expectations in these areas in writing. On June 1, 2003, the anniversary of the company's founding, the three-chapter Charter of Creativity for CASIO was issued. Activities were then launched to create awareness of the Charter inside the company, and in December of the same year, it was released publicly as a pledge to society to uphold these guidelines

Charter of Creativity for CASIO

7 月

與韓國LG電訊公司合作在南韓銷售行動電話

10 月

發售高音質數位鋼琴「Privia」

11 月

日本八王子技術中心完工

12 月

跨足資料投影機市場

2004 年

3 月

長效電力表現數位相機「EX-Z40 / EX-Z30」發售

4 月

與日立製作所合資,設立行動電話開發公司「卡西歐日立行動通訊」

2004/4: 與日立製作所合資,設立行動電話開發公司「卡西歐日立行動通訊」

Casio and Hitachi, Ltd. established a joint venture company called Casio Hitachi Mobile Communications Co., Ltd., on April 1, 2004. Casio's strength in high-density mounting, image, and application technologies was combined with Hitachi's expertise in high-speed data communications, device applications, and system design technologies. Both companies have agreed to aim for reduction of development costs through streamlining development resources and sharing platform for cellular phones, while also improving efficiency to accelerate development, and reducing manufacturing costs by centralizing materials procurement.

10 月

設立數位內容製作公司「卡西歐娛樂公司」

11 月

發售全金屬外殼電波錶「OCEANUS」「LILANA」

2005 年

1 月

與 Renesas科技公司合作半導體安裝技術

6 月

中國廣東省設立「卡西歐電子科技(中山)有限公司」 ( 開始量產:2006年1月)

7 月

具防水防震功能的行動電話「G'zOne TYPE-R」發售

11 月

搭載5顆馬達的指針錶「OCEANUS」發售

11 月

日本高知縣黑潮鄉村俱樂部許行卡西歐世界公開高爾夫球賽

2006 年

2 月

對KDDI提供搭載2.6吋寬型QVGA液晶螢幕薄型行動電話「W41CA」

4 月

荷蘭在地法人「Casio Benelux B.V.」開始營運

5 月

1010萬畫素時尚數位相機 「EX-Z1000」 發售

7 月

挪威在地法人「Casio Scandinavia AS」開始營運

9 月

西班牙在地法人「Casio Espana S.L.」開始營運

10 月

提供防水防震手機給美國 Verizon Wireless 公司 「G'zOne TYPE-V」

11 月

美國邁阿密在地法人「Casio Latin America, Inc」開始營運

2007 年

6 月

發售薄型金屬外殼太陽能電波錶「OCEANUS Manta」

7 月

與 NTT DOCOMO成立合資公司 CXD NEXT CO., LTD.

8 月

收錄內建10萬個原聲發音英文單字的電子辭典「XD-SW6500」發售

2008 年

3 月

世界最快高速連拍數位相機 「EX-F1」發售

4 月

墨西哥在地法人「Casio Mexico Marketing, S. de R. L. de C.V.」開始營運

6 月

世界第一隻六局電波接受「 G-SHOCK RISEMAN」發售

7 月

戶外也能清楚觀看的低耗電「Blanview液晶」開始樣品出貨

7 月

研發新型運動電波手錶,兼顧纖薄外型與超高效能

10 月

俄羅斯在地法人「Limited Liability Company CASIO」開始營運

2009 年

1 月

巴西在地法人「Casio Brasil Comercio De Produtos Eletronicos Ltda. 」開始營運

1 月

世界第一台可以合成動態相片的數位相機 「EX-Z400」

2 月

世界最輕薄的高速數位相機「EX-FC100」

4 月

義大利在地法人 Casio Italia S.r.l. 開始營運

8 月

成立「卡西歐人力資源系統公司」

12 月

發售世界最薄防震數位相機 「EXILIM G" EX-G1」

12 月

防震手錶 "G-SHOCK" 全球出貨量達到5,000萬支