About NIDEC-READ CORPORATION

History

History and business activities of NIDEC-READ

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)
STAR-REC (V3) with double-sided automatic alignment developed.
1994 February Automatic testers for the LCD industry developed.
1996 June
多機能型導通規格テスター
Multi-function continuity/short-circuit tester developed.
1997 March Shimpo Industrial Corporation (now Nidec-Shimpo Corporation) acquires a stake in Read Electronics.
Apr Nidec Corporation acquires a stake in Read Electronics.
October
日本電産リード旧社屋
Corporate name changed to NIDEC-READ CORPORATION.
1998 January
GATS-8100
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.
Sep 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.
2014 October NIDEC-READ becomes Nidec Corporation's wholly owned subsidiary through a share exchange.