Daiwa Kogyo Ltd. (the predecessor of Seiko Epson Corporation) is established.
An originally-designed mechanical watch that became the basis for Epson's watch business.
Daiwa Kogyo takes over the business of the Suwa Plant of Daini Seikosha Co., Ltd. (now Seiko Instruments, Inc.). The name is changed to Suwa Seikosha Co., Ltd.
Shinshu Seiki Co., Ltd. (name changed to Epson Corporation in 1982), is established.
The electronic recording system for sporting events, measurerable to 1/1000 seconds.
Seiko Crystal Chronometer QC-951:
The world's first portable, high-accuracy, battery-operated quartz timer.
The Seiko is selected as the official timekeeper for the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Suwa Seikosha Co., Ltd., a member of the Seiko Group at the time, supported it.
Tenryu (Singapore) Pte., Ltd. (now Singapore Epson Industrial Pte. Ltd.), the first overseas manufacturing affiliate is established.
The world's first miniature digital printer, from which the Epson brand was born.
Seiko Quartz Astron 35SQ:
The world's first analog quartz watch that revolutionized horological history.
SAM-D: The rare-earth bonded magnet that paved the way for Epson's magnet business.
The watch chip that launched Epson's semiconductor business.
Seiko Quartz LC V.F.A. 06LC:
The world's first digital quartz watch with a six-digit LCD.
Epson America, Inc., the first overseas sales subsidiary, is established.
The Epson brand is established.
The first dedicated accounting computer to carry the Epson name.
Melody IC SVM7910:
The world's first melody IC, taking full advantage of technology used in quartz watches.
Ahead of its time: A small, lightweight computer printer.
Camera Auto-Dating Module for Photographs:
The camera date module that became the de facto standard in its class.
Epson Electronics (Singapore）Pte. Ltd. Is established.（ now Epson Singapore Pte. Ltd.)
The world's first hand-held computer.
The world's first television-watch, with an active-matrix LCD.
Epson Sales Japan Co., Ltd. is established as a Japanese marketing company.
A precision assembly robot - Epson's first commercialized factory automation product.
The Televian - the world's first liquid crystal pocket color TV.
The first commercial Epson inkjet printer.
Shonai Denshi Kogyo Co., Ltd. (now Tohoku Epson Co., Ltd.) is established as a domestic manufacturer.
Suwa Seikosha Co., Ltd. and Epson Corporation merge to establish Seiko Epson Corporation.
The plastic SMD crystal oscillator that became a de facto standard.
Seiko AGS Quartz Watch:
The world's first automatic power generating quartz watch.
EVF Liquid Crystal Panel Module:
The world's first color liquid crystal panel module for video cameras.
One of the world's first compact, full-color liquid crystal video projectors.
Epson Europe B.V., Epson's European regional headquarters, is established in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
A printer for PC-POS systems that created a new market.
Complete elimination of CFCs from manufacturing processes is achieved at all factories and affiliates in Japan. Epson receives the 1992 Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The ultraminiature robot that propelled itself into the Guinness Book of Records.
Epson Stylus 800:
The first inkjet printer equipped with Micro Piezo technology.
An LCD driver with on-chip, energy-saving power supply logic scores a big hit.
The monochrome STN panel module at the forefront of LCD modules for mobile phones.
ISO 9000 series certification for quality management system is acquired by all Epson plants in Japan.
A high-speed IC test handler that makes full use of Epson's robotics technologies.
Epson Stylus Color:
The world's first 720 dpi color inkjet printer.
A liquid crystal data projector offering high brightness and high resolution.
Epson Stylus Photo:
A six-color photo inkjet printer.
The world's first programmable quartz oscillators with on-chip P-ROM & PLL circuits.
Seiko Super P-1:
The world's first backside progressive addition lens.
The Seiko Group is chosen as the official timekeeper for the Olympic Winter Games in Nagano.
Epson (China) Co., Ltd. is established in Beijing as Epson's regional headquarters in China.
Featuring fast, quiet printing and copy functionality: Epson's first hybrid printer.
The low-power consumption STN transflective color LCD panel module that conquered the mobile phone market.
Seiko/ Credor Spring Drive:
A spring-drive watch with quartz accuracy.
ISO 14001 certification obtained for environmental management systems at all the Company's 68 major business sites around the world.
Epson Stylus Pro 9500:
A large-format pigment-ink printer combining super photo quality with outstanding lightfastness.
MD-TFD active matrix color LCD panel module with ultra-low power consumption.
Epson receives the Corporate Innovation Recognition Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. (IEEE).
Epson is listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Monna Lisa 160B:
An inkjet digital textile printer.
Seiko Quartz Astron 35SQ, the world's first quartz wristwatch, receives prestigious IEEE Milestone Award.
Epson PictureMate Personal Photo Lab:
A compact easy-to-use portable photo printer.
The global tagline 'Exceed Your Vision' is introduced to strengthen brand promotion worldwide.
Epson Telford Ltd. (ETL) received the 2004 Premier Award from the Business Commitment to the Environment(BCE).
In Japan, Epson wins a Prime Minister's Award for "monozukuri" (the art and science of manufacturing").
Epson Toyocom Corporation (now Miyazaki Epson Corporation) is established.
Epson sigened a comprehensive cooperation agreement with Shinshu University in Japan.
The DVD player-projector that opened up the home-theater market.
Epson signs a comprehensive cooperation agreement with Tohoku University in Japan.
Photo Fine Vistarich:
An LCD with ultra-wide viewing angles.
A dust-proof projector that keeps particulate matter at bay.
A Large-Format Printer with Stunning Image Quality for Signage and Displays.
Epson Stylus Photo PX700W:
An all-in-one inkjet printer with a slim body packed full of advanced functionss.
Group company Orient Watch Co., Ltd. becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary.
Compact 6-Axis Robots.
A high-temperature polysilicon TFT color LCD panel for electronic viewfinders.
A wall-mounted, ultra-short throw lens projector with Interactive Functionality.
An industrial inkjet digital label press.
L100 & L200:
High-capacity ink tank inkjet printers.
Precise, Stable Inertial Measurement Unit(IMU).
Web-based intelligent receipt printers for shops and restaurants.
Binocular, See-through Smart Glasses.
Runsense Sports Monitor.
Epson announces PrecisionCore technology.
Office inkjet printers featuring a replaceable ink pack system.
Epson Acquires 100% Stake in For.Tex.
Epson announces Corporate Governance Policy.
Epson develops the PaperLab, an in-office paper recycler that uses Dry Fiber Technology.
Epson establishes its Epson 25 Corporate Vision.
Seiko Epson transitions to a company with an audit & supervisory committee.
Epson establishes two new sites dedicated to the R&D of industrial inkjet textile printing in Como, Italy; the Innovation Research Lab and the Printing Research Center.