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Encyclopedia > Pioneer Corporation
Pioneer Corporation
パイオニア株式会社
Type Public K.K. (TYO: 6773 )
Founded Tokyo, Japan (1938)
Headquarters Meguro, Tokyo, Japan
Key people Tamio Sudo, President
Industry Consumer electronics
Products Car audio and automotive navigation systems, Televisions (CRT Lens and Plasma), PC DVD drives including PC DVD recorders, "set-top" DVD players and DVD recorders, Misc. DJ equipment
Revenue Image:Green up.png 733 billion Yen (Fiscal year ended March 31, 2005)
Employees 39,362 (Consolidated, as of March 31, 2005)
Website Pioneer Corporation
Old Pioneer Logo (Until 1998)
Old Pioneer Logo (Until 1998)

Pioneer Corporation (パイオニア株式会社 Paio'nia Kabushiki-gaisha?) (TYO: 6773 ) is a Japanese multinational corporation that specializes in digital entertainment products, based in Tokyo, Japan. The company was founded in 1938 in Tokyo as a radio and speaker repair shop. Today, Pioneer is well-known for technology advancements in the consumer electronics industry. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1003x147, 6 KB)Pioneer Logo File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A public company usually refers to a company which is permitted to offer its securities (stock, bonds, etc. ... Business corporation ) is a type of corporation ) defined under Japanese law. ... 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. ... Tokyo (東京; Tōkyō, lit. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Categories: Wards of Tokyo | Japan geography stubs ...   , literally Eastern capital) is a unique subnational administrative region of Japan with characteristics of both a prefecture and a city. ... Consumer electronics is a term used to describe the category of electronic equipment intended for everyday use by people, the consumers. ... A taxi in Kyoto, equipped with GPS navigation system An automotive navigation system is a satellite navigation system designed for use in automobiles. ... 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. ... Green up arrow for a positive change in revenue from last fiscal year. ... 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. ... A website (alternatively, Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on a Web server, usually accessible via the Internet or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML, that is almost always accessible via HTTP, a... Image File history File links Classic_Pionner_Logo. ... Image File history File links Classic_Pionner_Logo. ... 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. ... The word multinational can refer to: A Multinational corporation A Multinational State This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... Corporate redirects here. ...   , literally Eastern capital) is a unique subnational administrative region of Japan with characteristics of both a prefecture and a city. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ... Consumer electronics is a term used to describe the category of electronic equipment intended for everyday use by people, the consumers. ...


Pioneer helped to innovate interactive cable TV, the Laser Disc player, the first automotive Compact Disc player, the first detachable face car stereo, their Supertuner technology, DVD and DVD recording, plasma display, and Organic LED display (OLED). The company's works with optical disc and display technology and software products and is also a manufacturer. Cable television or Community Antenna Television (CATV) (and often shortened to cable) is a system of providing television, FM radio programming and other services to consumers via radio waves transmitted directly to people’s televisions through fixed coaxial cables as opposed to the over-the-air method used in... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A Compact Disc or CD is an optical disc used to store digital data, originally developed for storing digital audio. ... DVD (Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is an optical disc storage media format that can be used for data storage, including movies with high video and sound quality. ... DVR with built-in DVD recorder. ... The plasma display panel was invented at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign by Donald L. Bitzer, H. Gene Slottow, and graduate student Robert Willson in 1964 for the PLATO Computer System. ... A 3. ...

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History

  • 1937 Pioneer’s founder, Nozomu Matsumoto, develops the A-8 dynamic speaker.
  • 1938 Jan. Fukuin Shokai Denki Seisakusho (precursor of Pioneer) is founded in Tokyo.
  • 1947 May Fukuin Denki is incorporated.
  • 1953 Dec. Hi-Fi Speaker PE-8 introduced.
  • 1961 Jun. Company name changed to Pioneer Electronic Corporation (now Pioneer Corporation).
  • 1961 Oct. Shares are listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Second Section.
  • 1962 Jun. Introduces the world’s first separate stereo system.
  • 1966 Mar. Establishes sales companies in Europe and the U.S.
  • 1968 Feb. Shares are listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange First Section.
  • 1968 Apr. Shares are listed on the Osaka Securities Exchange.
  • 1969 Feb. Shares are listed on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange (now Euronext Amsterdam). U.S. GAAP consolidated financial reporting starts
  • 1975 Nov. Introduces the world’s first component car stereo.
  • 1976 Dec. Shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
  • 1977 Dec. Introduces the world’s first two-way addressable CATV system in the U.S. (with Warner Cable).
  • 1979 Feb. Introduces the industry-use Laserdisc player.
  • 1980 Jun. Introduces VP-1000 LD player for home use in the U.S.
  • 1981 Oct. Introduces LD player for home use and 70 LD software titles in Japan.
  • 1982 Oct. Introduces the LD Karaoke system for business use.
  • 1982 Nov. Introduces CD player.
  • 1984 Sep. Introduces the world’s first LD combination player compatible with CDs and LDs.
  • 1984 Oct. Releases the world’s first car CD player.
  • 1985 Dec. Introduces the 40-inch projection monitor.
  • 1990 Jun. Introduces the world’s first CD-based GPS automotive navigation system.
  • 1992 Oct. Introduces the world’s first 4x CD-ROM changer.
  • 1996 Jun. Tokorozawa Plant earns ISO 14001 certification.
  • 1996 Dec. Introduces DVD/CD player and the world’s first DVD/LD/CD compatible player for home use.
  • 1997 May Starts supplying digital satellite broadcast set-top boxes in Europe.
  • 1997 Jun. Introduces the world’s first DVD-based GPS automotive navigation system.
  • 1997 Oct. Introduces the world’s first DVD-R drive.
  • 1997 Nov. Introduces the world’s first OEL-equipped car audio product.
  • 1997 Dec. Introduces the world’s first high definition 50-inch plasma display for consumer use.
  • 1998 Jun. Introduces the world’s first DVD-based GPS automotive navigation system featuring 8.5GB dual-layered DVD disc.
  • 1998 Oct. Introduces new corporate logo.
  • 1999 Apr. Starts supplying digital CATV set-top boxes in the U.S.
  • 1999 Dec. Introduces the world’s first DVD recorder compatible with the DVD-RW format.
  • 2000 Mar. Shares of Tohoku Pioneer are listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Second Section.
  • 2001 Jun. Introduces hard disk-based GPS automotive navigation system.
  • 2001 Jul. Introduces the global brand slogan “sound.vision.soul”.
  • 2002 Nov. Introduces GPS automotive navigation system with a wireless communication module.
  • 2002 Nov. Introduces a DVD recorder with hard disk.
  • 2003 Mar. Introduces in the U.S. digital CATV settop boxes with high definition TV signal reception capability.
  • 2003 Sep. Total shipment worldwide of PC-use recordable DVD drives surpasses 5 million units.
  • 2004 Jul. Introduces the world's first DVD player for professional DJs and VJs.
  • 2004 Sep. Transfer of NEC’s plasma display business is completed. Pioneer Plasma Display Corporation (previously NEC Plasma Display Corporation) starts operation on October 1, 2004.
  • 2006 Jan. President Kaneo Ito and Chairman Kanya Matsumoto, son of the company's founder, leave their posts to take responsibility for the recent poor performance of the maker of DVD recorders and plasma TVs. Vice President Tamihiko Sudo was appointed new president, effective from January 1 by the board of directors.
  • 2006 Dec. Pioneer closed its car audio division in Singapore.

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Brands

  • Pioneer — home and car electronics
  • Pioneer Elite (North America only) — high-end home electronics
  • Carrozzeria (Japan only) — car electronics
  • Pioneer Premier (North America only) — high-end car electronics
  • TAD — high-end speakers
  • Pioneer PRO DJ — DJ equipment

Pioneer Elite is a line of Pioneer Corporation that produces higher-end electronics that are usually higher in price and quality. ...

See also

It has been suggested that In car entertainment be merged into this article or section. ... A taxi in Kyoto, equipped with GPS navigation system An automotive navigation system is a satellite navigation system designed for use in automobiles. ... This is a list of companies from Japan. ... Geneon, formerly known as Pioneer Entertainment (or Pioneer LDC) and also a former subsidiary of Pioneer Corporation, is a home entertainment production and distribution company. ... Pioneer DVJ-X1 The DVJ-X1 is a DVD turntable that allows VJs to scratch and mix video like a vinyl record. ...

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Pioneer Capital Corporation has agreed to be purchased by IFC Credit Corporation of Morton Grove, Illinois.
Pioneer Capital Corporation will continue to operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of IFC Credit Corporation and will still be based in Addison, Texas.
About IFC Credit Corporation: Founded in 1988, IFC Credit Corporation is a Morton Grove, Illinois based commercial equipment leasing firm dedicated to providing superior services directly to small and middle market companies and indirectly through small-ticket vendor lease programs and third party lease originators.
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