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Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
カシオ計算機株式会社
Type Public (Casio on TSE)
Founded Tokyo (1946)
Headquarters Tokyo, Japan
Key people Kazuo Kashio, President
Industry Electronics
Revenue $559,006 Yen (million)
Employees 12,140 (2005)
Website www.casio.com

Casio Computer Co., Ltd. (カシオ計算機株式会社 Kashio Keisanki Kabushiki-gaisha?) (TYO: 6952 ) is a Japanese electronic devices manufacturing company founded in 1946, with its headquarters in Tokyo. Casio is best known for their calculators, audio equipment, PDAs, cameras, musical instruments, and watches. In 1957 Casio released the world's first entirely electronic compact calculator. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x231, 11 KB)Casio Corporate logo. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... // Electronics is the study of electron mechanics. ... Revenue is a U.S. business term for the amount of money that a company earns from its activities in a given period, mostly from sales of products and/or services to customers. ... Japanese 10 yen coin (obverse) showing Phoenix Hall of Byodoin Yen is the currency used in Japan. ... For the album by the Kaiser Chiefs see Employment (album) Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets and hosted on a particular domain or subdomain on the World Wide Web. ... The Tokyo Stock Exchange ), or TSE, is one of the largest stock exchange markets in the world by monetary volume located in Tokyo, Japan, second only to the New York Stock Exchange. ... Corporate redirects here. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Headquarters (HQ) denotes the location where most, if not all, of the important functions of an organization are concentrated. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A calculator is a device for performing calculations. ... Sound reproduction is the electrical or mechanical re-creation and/or amplification of sound, often as music. ... Personal digital assistants (PDAs) are handheld computers that were originally designed as personal organizers, but became much more versatile over the years. ... Large format camera lens. ... A musical instrument is a device that has been constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... A watch is a timepiece or clock that displays the time and sometimes the day, date, month and year. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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History

CASIO Tokyo office

Casio was established in April 1946 by Tadao Kashio (樫尾 忠雄 Kashio Tadao?), an engineer specializing in fabrication technology. Kashio's first major product was the yubiwa pipe, a finger ring that would hold a cigarette, allowing the wearer to smoke the cigarette down to its nub while also leaving the wearer's hands free. Japan was impoverished immediately following World War II so cigarettes were valuable, and the invention was a success. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 400 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (800 × 1200 pixel, file size: 470 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) w:ja:画像:CASIO-Honsya-Syaoku. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 400 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (800 × 1200 pixel, file size: 470 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) w:ja:画像:CASIO-Honsya-Syaoku. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... A smoking symbol. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


After seeing the electric calculators at the first Business Show in Ginza, Tokyo in 1949, Kashio and his younger brothers used their profits from the yubiwa pipe to develop their own calculators. Most of the calculators at that time worked using gears and could be operated by hand using a crank or using a motor. Kashio had some knowledge of electronics, and set out to make a calculator using solenoids. The desk-sized calculator was finished in 1954, sold for 485,000 yen and was Japan's first electro-mechanical calculator. One of the central innovations of the calculator was its adoption of the 10-key number pad; at that time other calculators were using a "full keypad", which meant that each place in the number (1s, 10s, 100s, etc...) had nine keys. Another innovation was the use of a single display window instead of the three display windows (one for each argument and one for the answer) used in other calculators. A calculator is a device for performing calculations. ... The Ginza area of Tokyo, Japan The Wako department store occupies a busy corner in Ginza Ginza (銀座) is a place in Chūō Ward, Tokyo named after the silver coin foundry or Ginza established here in 1612 (Edo period). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... Various solenoid actuators from Trombetta Motion Technologies A solenoid is a loop of wire, often wrapped around a metallic core, which produces a magnetic field when an electrical current is passed through it. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Japanese 10 yen coin (obverse) showing Phoenix Hall of Byodoin Yen is the currency used in Japan. ...


In 1957 Casio released the Model 14-A, the world's first all-electric compact calculator, which was based on relay technology. 1957 also marked the establishment of Casio Computer Co. Ltd. 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Casio is well known for the wide variety and innovation of its wrist watches. It is one of the early manufacturers of quartz-crystal watches, both digital and analog. It also sold a calculator watch at one time. It also was one of the first manufacturers of watches that could display the time in many different time zones and of watches with temperature, atmospheric-pressure, and altitude displays.


Especially popular are its dual function (LCD and analog) watches, some of which, called Wave Ceptors, receive radio signals daily from an atomic clock to keep accurate time. These watches come with lengthy manuals(50 pages each in English and Spanish, each the size of a business card): those users who master all the intricate features will be able to tell time in many time zones, use alarms and timers, and even follow Daylight-Saving Time; those who ignore or misunderstand the manual can expect many surprises. A wrist watch A watch is a small portable timepiece or clock that displays the time and sometimes the day, date, month and year. ... Categories: Stub ... Chip-Scale Atomic Clock Unveiled by NIST An atomic clock is a type of clock that uses an atomic resonance frequency standard to feed its counter. ...


Timeline of important product releases

  • 1957 Casio releases the Model 14-A, the world's first all electric compact calculator
  • 1965 The 001 calculator is released
  • 1972 The release of Casio's personal calculator, the "Casio Mini" sells for 12,800 yen, going on to sell over 10 million units
  • 1974 The Casiotron, a watch that features a fully automatic calendar, including month lengths and leap years, is released.
  • 1980 Casio releases their Casiotone keyboard instrument.
  • 1983 The first G-Shock watch, the DW-5000C, is released.
  • 1985 Casio launches its first professional synthesiser, the CZ-101.
  • 1995 The QV-10, the world's first digital camera that includes a TFT display, is released.
  • 2002 The EX-S1, the first Exilim digital camera is released.

1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Casiotone refers to a series of home electronic keyboards released by Casio Computer Co. ... Piano, a well-known instance of keyboard instruments A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a musical keyboard. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The face of a Cockpit Series G-Shock. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Casio CZ-1000 synthesizer offered full sized keys. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Exilim is a line of digital cameras from Casio. ...

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Trivia

A watch is a timepiece or clock that displays the time and sometimes the day, date, month and year. ... A simple digital timer. ... The Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb produced in the United States. ... Oplan Bojinka was a planned large-scale attack on airliners in 1995. ...

See also

The Casio CZ-1000 synthesizer offered full sized keys. ... Casiotone refers to a series of home electronic keyboards released by Casio Computer Co. ... Casio F91W, in daily alarm mode. ... The face of a Cockpit Series G-Shock. ... The Casio DW-5600E is a model of digital watch, manufactured by the Japanese firm Casio and a member of Casios G-Shock product line. ... The Casio DH-100, with packaging and user manual. ... Cassiopeia E-125 Casio Cassiopeia was the brand name of a PDA manufactured by Casio Computer Co. ...

See also

List of digital camera brands past and present, updated to 2005, but may miss some. ...

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Společnost Casio byla založena roku 1957 jako výrobce kalkulaček, hodinky začala vyrábět až v roce 1974.
První hodinky casio v sobě využily poznatky z předešlého vývoje kalkulaček a elektronických diářů a také díky těmto inovacím se brzy vypracovala na jednu z nejrozšířenějších hodinářských značek současnosti.
Casio nabízí hodinky, které nejsou pouhým ukazatelem času, ale obsahují další řadu funkcí, od diáře, schopnosti zobrazovat obrázky, určování teploty, momentální zeměpisné šířky či délky až po měření tělesného tlaku.
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