Nidec Read Corporation
This page shows Nidec Read's history - from its foundation to the present.
Our history in chronological table
|1964||January||Founded the automatic measurement equipment and control system as a core business
|1991||November||Read Electronics (now NIDEC-READ CORPORATION) founded.|
|1992||June||STAR-REC (V2) with single-sided automatic alignment developed.|
|1993||June||STAR-REC (V3) with double-sided automatic alignment developed.|
|1994||February||Automatic testers for the LCD industry developed.|
|1996||June||Multi-function continuity/short-circuit tester developed.|
|1997||March||Shimpo Industrial Corporation (now Nidec-Shimpo Corporation) acquires a stake in Read Electronics.|
|April||Nidec Corporation acquires a stake in Read Electronics.
|October||Corporate name changed to NIDEC-READ CORPORATION.
|1998||January||The GATS series of step-and-repeat testing systems for BGAs and MCMs released.|
|1999||February||Representative office in Germany opened in the suburbs of Frankfurt.|
|November||Nagoya office opened.|
|2000||July||NIDEC-READ TAIWAN CORPORATION established.|
|August||NIDEC-READ shares listed on the second section of the Osaka Securities Exchange (now Tokyo Securities Exchange).|
|2002||March||NIDEC-READ joined 5 other Nidec group companies to establish Nidec System Engineering (Zhejiang) Corporation, in Pinghu, Zhejing Province, China.|
|2003||August||Corporate Headquarters moved to Ukyo-ku, Kyoto.|
|September||NIDEC-READ acquires a stake in Advance Korea Corporation (now NIDEC-READ KOREA CORPORATION).|
|2004||March||Nidec-Read (Shanghai) International Trading Co., Ltd. established.|
|2005||July||Fixture manufacturing sector moved to Nidec group production engineering center.|
|2009||February||NIDEC-READ acquires a stake in LuzCom Inc.|
|April||NIDEC-READ (ZHEJIANG) CORPORATION established by spinning off operations from Nidec-system Engineering (Zhejiang) Corporation.|
|2011||September||NIDEC-READ (THAILAND) CO., LTD. established.|
|July||SHANGHAI BRANCH OF NIDEC-READ (ZHEJIANG) CORPORATION established by merger of Nidec-Read (Shanghai) International Trading Co., Ltd. to NIDEC-READ (ZHEJIANG) CORPORATION
|2012||July||NIDEC-READ INSPECTION CANADA CORPORATION established.|
|2013||July||After Tokyo and Osaka Securities Exchange were united as of 16 July 2013. NIDEC-READ is listed on the second section of Tokyo Securities Exchange.|
||October||NIDEC-READ becomes Nidec Corporation's wholly owned subsidiary through a share exchange.
||October||NIDEC-READ acquires a stake in SV Probe Pte. Ltd.(Currently Nidec SV Probe Pte. Ltd.).|
||Ausust||Corporate Headquarters moved to Muko-Shi, Kyoto.|