Company Info


 
 

1975
JunYoshiharu Taniguchi established Nippon Ceramic Co., Ltd. and was appointed President. 
(Head office: 380-1 Yasunaga Tottori-shi, Capital: \5,000,000)
Developed ultrasonic sensor and started the business.
NovStarted mass production of the remote controller for TV, developed with Sanyo Electric.
NovGranted Japanese Patent for ultrasonic sensor.
1978
DecDeveloped ultrasonic sensor for security system.
1979
DecDeveloped pyroelectric infrared sensor.
1980
JulMoved head office. (372-4 Kumoyama, Tottori-shi)
1981
JunGranted subsidy from MITI for developing and improving high-reliability pyroelectric infrared sensor.
(MITI ••• Ministry of International Trade and Industry)
1982
JulGranted US Patent for ultrasonic sensor.
AugAwarded Trusted Contract from JEIDA for security sensor development and diffusion work.
(JEIDA ••• Japan Electronic Industry Development Association)
1983
JulConstructed new head office and automated plant. (15-2, Nan-ei-cho, Tottori-shi) Established R&D center.
1984
MarGranted US Patent for pyroelectric infrared sensor.
1985
SepAwarded Trusted Contract from JEIDA for O2 sensor development and diffusion work.
DecOpened Tokyo office in Koto-ku, Tokyo.
1986
SepEstablished Shanghai Nicera Sensor Co., Ltd.(NC owns 50%)
1987
AugGranted subsidy from MITI for infrared sensor development applying pyroelectric thin film.
1988
JulDeveloped glass breakage detector.
AugGranted subsidy from MITI for research of ozone sensor.
1989
JanStarted mass production of high quality soft ferrite.
Granted US Patent for pyroelectric infrared sensor.
FebDeveloped tri-spectral flame detector.
JulOpened Hong Kong office.
SepOpened an extension at Tottori head office and factory.
1990
NovListed on the Osaka Securities Exchange Market.
1991
MayOpened Osaka sales office in Miyakojima-ku, Osaka-shi.
1992
AprMoved Tokyo sales office.
JunPromoted to the second section in the Osaka Securities Exchange Market.
NovOpened USA office.(N.Y.)
1993
JulIssued the bonds with warrant. (CHF 70,000,000)
1994
MayEstablished Nicera European Works Ltd. (U.K.)
1995
MayMoved USA office.(C.A.)
JunEstablished Kunshan Nicera Electrical Appliance Co., Ltd.(NC owns 100%)
AugStarted mass production of hall element.
1997
JunIssued the bonds with warrant. (\480,000,000)
SepAcquired a certificate of ISO 9001 quality system.
SepIssued the first convertible bonds. (\5,000,000,000)
1998
MayEstablished Nicera Hong Kong Ltd.
NovEstablished Nicera America Corp.
1999
NovListed on the Hiroshima Securities Exchange Market.
2000
MarListed on the second section in the Tokyo Securities Exchange Market.
AugIssued the second convertible bonds. (\10,000,000,000)
AugMoved Osaka sals office to Yodogawa-ku, Osaka-shi.
DecPromoted to the first section in the Tokyo Securities Exchange Market and the Osaka Securities Exchange Market.
2001
JanEstablished Nicera Philippines Inc.
2002
FebConstructed Yasunaga R&D center.
SepMoved Tokyo sales office to Chuo-ku, Tokyo.
2004
JunRaised investment ratio in Shanghai Nicera Sensor Co., Ltd. from 50% to 55% to make SNS a consolidated subsidiary.
2005
JanEstablished Nicera Sanhe Electric (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.(NC owns 51%)
2006
MarYoshiharu Taniguchi was appointed Chairman and President.
2008
JanConstructed new head office, Nicera Technical Center. (176-17, Hirooka, Tottori-shi)
Previous head office name changed to Nan-ei Factory.
2009
AprConstructed new R&D center, Nicera Advanced R&D Center. (204-8, Hirooka, Tottori-shi)
MayExpanded Mother Factory. (176-19, Hirooka, Tottori-shi)
JunAcquired factory and land, adjacent to Nicera Advanced R&D Center. (196-3, Kita-Hirooka, Tottori-shi)
2013
AprIssued the convertible bonds due 2018. (\8,000,000,000)
2014
FebShinichi Taniguchi was appointed President.
JulMoved Tokyo sales office to Minato-ku, Tokyo.
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