|1985||Sep.||Memory-Tech Corporation is established as a joint venture by Mitsubishi Corporation and Tokyo Denka Corporation.
Capital: 100 million yen
Mitsubishi Corporation: 50%
Tokyo Denca Corporation: 50%
|1986||Sep.||Begins commercial production and shipment of CD units.|
|1991||Oct.||Achieves monthly production/shipment of 2 million units.|
|1992||Apr.||Capital participation by Pony Canyon Inc. brings capital to 1,950,000,000 yen.|
|1993||Oct.||Introduction of multimedia processing system.|
|Nov.||Achieves monthly production/shipment of 4 million units.|
|1994||Sep.||Completion of Audio Studio|
|1995||Jul.||Completion of Logistics Center|
|Nov.||Acquires capital in Shanghai United Optical Disc Co., Ltd. (UOD).|
|1996||Apr.||Achieves monthly production/shipment of 6 million units.|
|Sep.||Completion of Digital Studio.|
|Nov.||Achieves monthly production/shipment of 6 million units.|
|1997||Sep.||Becomes a Microsoft certified CD-ROM manufacturer.|
|Nov.||Begins commercial production and shipment of dual-Layer DVD units.|
|Dec.||Increases capital in UOD.|
|1998||May||Reduces capital from 1.95 billion yen to 750 million yen.|
|Nov.||Achieves monthly production/shipment of 8 million units.|
|1999||Mar.||Capital participation by Avex Inc. brings capital to 909,348,000 yen.|
|May||Obtains ISO 9002 certification.|
|2000||May||Becomes a Microsoft certified DVD-ROM manufacturer.|
|Jul.||Achieves monthly production/shipment of 1 million DVD units.|
|2001||Jan.||Establishment of Kofu Memory-Tech Corporation|
|Feb.||Begins Disc Duplication service.|
|Mar.||Allocation of new shares to a third party: capital increases to 966,428,000 yen.|
|Mar.||Makes an affiliate agreement with California Video Center (GDMX) to ensure a stronger relationship with Hollywood.|
|Dec.||Achieves monthly production/shipment of 10 million units.|
|2002||Feb.||Begins commercial production and shipment of DVD units for Xbox.|
|Mar.||Begins commercial production and shipment of Copy-Controlled CDs (CCCD).|
|Apr.||Achieves monthly production /shipment of 2 million DVD units.|
|May.||Begins the operation of Fuji Fulfillment Center (FFC)|
|Aug.||Launches Total Solution Service (TSS).|
|Oct.||Achieves monthly production /shipment of 14 million units.|
|Nov.||Achieves monthly production/shipment of 4 million DVD units.|
|2003||Jul.||Obtains ISO9001:2000 certification.|
|2004||Mar.||Acquires capital in Q-TEC, INC.
Releases “‘Starchive” (high-Capacity archive system).
|May||Establishes a mass production system of HD DVD.|
|Sep.||Allocation of new shares to a third party: capital increases to 1,204,688,000 yen.|
|Dec.||Establishment of HD DVD Promotion Group: Participation as a Vice-Chair Company.
Achieves monthly production /shipment of 16 million units including 8 million DVD units.
|2005||Mar.||Develops HD DVD Disc Measurement System.
Allocation of new shares to a third party: capital increases to 1,377,188,000 yen.
|Apr.||Develops Laser Beam Recorder (LBR) for HD DVD.|
|May.||Develops “KaleiDa-Vu”, contents property management software system for music content manufacturers.|
|Dec.||Acquires manufacturing and custom sales departments of Toshiba EMI Ltd. to establish TOEMI Media Solutions Limited.|
|2006||Jan.||Begins commercial production and shipment of HD DVD units.|
|Aug.||Allocation of new shares to a third party: capital increases to 1,877,296,000 yen.
Tokyo head office relocates to Akasaka Tokyo.
|Sep.||Develops Three-Layer TWIN Format Disc for DVD and HD DVD.|
|Oct.||Absorbs Kofu Memory-Tech Corporation.|
|Nov.||Acquires a design firm of Toshiba EMI Ltd. to establish T&M Creative Ltd.|
|Jan.||Additional investment in Shanghai United Optical Disc Co., Ltd to increase manufacturing capacity|
|Apr.||Splits Customer Support Department
Establishes Value Plus Inc. as a solely owned subsidiary
Transfers a part of Studio Department to Q-TEC, Inc.
Acquires a recording studio from Wonder Station Inc.
|Jun.||Collaborates with Microsoft Corporation in developing commercial server technology and expanding services for HD DVD
Acquisition of ISO 27001 (IS 517496)
|Jul.||Acquires Gifu facility of TOEMI Media Solutions Ltd. and begins operation as Memory-Tech’s Gifu Factory|
|Sep.||West Japan office establishment|
|Aug.||Acquisition of ISO 14001|
|Jun.||The coverage of ISO27001 has expanded widely.|