NEC Corporation

Industry :  Electronics/ICT

Slogan :  Orchestrating a brighter world

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NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company's experience and global resources, NEC's advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society.

  • 7-1, Shiba 5-chome
  • Minato-ku,
  • Tokyo 108-8001
  • +81-3-3454-1111
  • Takashi Niino, President and CEO


1899 Nippon Electric Company, Limited is established.
1919 Produces first domestic Type 1 common-battery switchboards for long-distance toll calls.
1920 Enters into capital ties with Sumitomo Electric Wire and Cable Works and transfers cable business to Sumitomo.
1924 Advances into wireless business.
1927 Delivers the first domestic-made A-Type automatic PBX to Mitsukoshi Department Store.
1928 NE-Type phototelegraphic equipment transmits scenes of Imperial Accession Ceremony of Emperor Hirohito between Kyoto to Tokyo.
1929 Produces domestic A-Type automatic switching system for the central telephone office.
1937 Succeeds in producing 50kW transmitter tubes, thereby completing the development of short-wave broadcast equipment boasting the world's highest output.
1950 Begins research into transistors.
1952 Receives Deming Application Prize (the first time for a company in the communications industry).
1953 Produces microwave PTM (Pulse Time Modulation) multiplexing equipment.
1954 Begins research into computers.
1955 Produces first domestic-made XB switching system for PBX.
1956 Produces first domestic-made XB switching system.
1958 Develops fully transistorized NEAC-2201 computer.
1960 Begins development of ICs.
Develops time division electronic switching system.
1961 Introduces the business division system.
1963 Establishes Nippon Electric New York (now NEC Corporation of America)
Issues American Depositary Receipts (ADRs).
1964 Trans-Pacific TV broadcasts of the 18th Olympiad in Tokyo are successfully implemented using NEC-supplied ground facilities for satellite communications.
1965 Delivers the PCM-24 digital transmission system to NTTPC.
Introduces ZD (Zero Defect) movement.
1970 Produces Osumi experimental satellite.
Established “Pollution Prevention & Environmental Management Department.”
1972 The “Operation Quality” program is initiated.
1974 The ACOS Series 77 mainframe computer family is announced.
1977 "C&C" or the integration of computer and communications technologies is first announced at INTELCOM ’77.
The NEAX 61 digital switching system is announced in the United States.
1979 The PC-8001 personal computer is announced.
1982 The PC-9801 personal computer is announced.
1985 The SX-2 supercomputer demonstrates the world's fastest performance.
1991 The world's first notebook-sized PC with color LCD is announced.
A unique graphite crystal is discovered and named “carbon-nanotubes”.
1995 The world's first prototype 1Gbit DRAM is unveiled.
1997 The Semiconductor Group is honored with the first Japan Quality Award.
2002 The Earth Simulator, the world's fastest supercomputer system for resolving global environmental problems, is completed.
2003 Constructs one of the world's largest mission-critical systems, the i-mode gateway system "CiRCUS"
Development of kenaf-reinforced bioplastic.
An elementary circuit is realized for practical quantum computers.
2004 Realizes world's smallest, slimmest, card-shaped, camera-equipped mobile phone utilizing ultra-thin packaging technology
Commences provision of UNIVERGE solutions aimed at realizing improvement of business efficiency, intellectual productivity and more
The world's longest single-photon transmission record is extended to 150 km, realized through quantum cryptography system employing an optical planar circuit.
2005 NEC develops a new ultra-thin, flexible, rechargeable battery boasting super-fast charging capability.
2007 Ultra-compact microwave communications system PASOLINK secures top global market share
2008 Unveils the NEC Group Vision 2017 and Core Values
Express Server becomes first domestic IA server to surpass the one-million-unit mark for cumulative shipments
The programmable flow switch trial between Japan and the United States is successfully completed.
2010 Asteroid explorer "HAYABUSA" successfully returns to Earth
Begins mass production of electrodes for advanced lithium-ion batteries for automotive applications

Major Projects / Products / Services

<Public Business>
NEC provides safe, secure and efficient social solutions for domestic and foreign governments, governmental agencies, public institutions, financial institutions and other organizations by combining its distinctive technology assets, including networking and sensing technologies, with broad systems integration expertise and customer assets.

<Enterprise Business>
NEC provides IT solutions to meet private-sector demand, centering on manufacturing and retail/services, while launching new services to help create new value for customers. We intend to accelerate development in retail distribution infrastructure in particular, both in Japan and overseas, as it will be a growth field going forward.

<Telecom Carrier Business>
NEC supplies equipment required for network implementation to telecom carriers, along with network control platform systems and operating services. NEC's wealth of experience in large-scale network implementation and strong technical capabilities contribute to the development of highly reliable communications networks.

<System Platform Business>
NEC provides products for business, ranging from mobile terminals to network equipment, computer equipment, software products and service platforms, and solutions and services based on them. NEC's solution platforms, which organically fuse these products and solutions and services, reduce labor and improve efficiency in customers' businesses, and at the same time, create new value based on ICT.