Yamaichi Electronics started here.
Yamaichi Electronics started with vacuum tube sockets and has been providing the world with cutting-edge products that meet the needs of the times. We developed and started selling IC sockets earlier than any other manufacturers in Japan. We were one of the first companies in the world to put connectors on sale for small memory cards. We also boast the world’s top share of the burn-in socket market for testing semiconductors. In this way, Yamaichi Electronics has grown to become a leading global provider of IC sockets for use in semiconductor inspection processes and connectors for electronic and electrical equipment, based on the technology and creative spirit it has cultivated since its foundation.
Established Yamaichi Electronics Mfg. Co., Ltd.
Started the production and sales of vacuum tube sockets.
Drawing of a vacuum tube socket
Started the production and sales of ZIF printed circuit board connectors for Parametron computers.
Started the production and sales of transistor sockets.
The NDS-XC-7001 vacuum tube socket was approved as the Defense Agency’s standard product.
IC sockets at that time (IC51, etc.)
An electronic tube socket using JAN-S-28A was approved by the Defense Agency.
Started the production and sales of matrix pinboards.
Started the production and sales of sockets for integrated circuits (ICs).
Collection of Omori Daiichi Factory
The MIL-S-12883A electronic tube socket was approved by the Defense Agency (since then, the company has been authorized by the Defense Agency as a specialized manufacturer of sockets for electron tubes).
Obtained a license production contract and sales rights for surface-contact-type connectors (with shock-resistance performance) with Teledyne Kinetics, Inc. of the United States.
MIL-standard products and compliant sockets used in the Third Defense Force Improvement Plan were approved by the Defense Agency.
Teledyne President and President Yamanaka
Started the production and sales of insulation displacement connectors for flat cables.
IDC connectors for flat cables and matrix pinboards were approved for the traffic signal system of the Metropolitan Police Department.
IDC connectors for flat cables were approved for the online terminal equipment of the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications.
Started the production and sales of nano-flexicon connectors.
Agreed in mutual technical assistance and sales with Harting of West Germany for Harting’s DIN standard connectors and Yamaichi’s insulation displacement connectors for flat cables.
Signing ceremony with Harting
Established Yamaichi Electronics U.S.A. Inc.
Established the Sakura Factory as a large-scale production technology center in Osaku, Sakura-shi, Chiba.
Technology development department
Established Asia Yamaichi Electronics Inc. (Korea).
Our QFP sockets (with U.S. JEDEC specifications) were adopted by a major semiconductor manufacturer and major telecommunications company, establishing Yamaichi’s reputation in the U.S. market for equipment IC sockets.
Registered with the Japan Securities Dealers Association and went public over the counter.
Established Yamaichi Electronics Singapore Pte. Ltd.
Established Yamaichi Electronics Deutschland GmbH (Germany).
Changed the company name to Yamaichi Electronics Co. Ltd.
Acquired bump build-up printed wiring board technology (YFLEX®).
Established Yamaichi Electronics Shenzhen Ltd. (China)
Acquired a controlling interest in Pricon Microelectronics, Inc. (Philippines).
Acquired ISO 9001 certification (international quality assurance standard).
Established Yamaichi Electronics Taiwan Co., Ltd.
Acquired ISO 14001 (international environmental management system standard).
Listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Merged with Higashi Nippon Yamaichi Electronics Co., Ltd.
Established Yamaichi Electronics Deutschland Manufacturing GmbH (Germany) as a subsidiary of Yamaichi Electronics Deutschland GmbH (Germany)
Acquired all shares of Test Solution Services, Inc. (Philippines).
Transferred the EMS business of Pricon Microelectronics Inc. (Philippines).
Moved the head office to Minami-Kamata, Ota-ku, Tokyo.
Acquired ISO/TS 16949 (international certification).
Yamaichi Electronics Singapore Pte. Ltd. established a Taiwan sales office.
Pricon Microelectronics Inc. (Philippines) acquired its second factory.
Started the liquidation of Yamaichi Electronics Shenzhen Ltd. (China)
Test Solution Services, Inc. (Philippines) relocated its factory.
Pricon Microelectronics Inc. (Philippines) completed its connector production line cleanup.
Yamaichi Electronics Deutschland GmbH (Germany) relocated its Tunisian Design Center.
Completed the liquidation of Yamaichi Electronics Shenzhen Ltd. (China)
Pricon Microelectronics Inc. (Philippines) established a new connector molding factory.
Yamaichi Electronics Deutschland Manufacturing GmbH (Germany),
a subsidiary of Yamaichi Electronics Deutschland GmbH (Germany), completed the relocation of its factory.
The Sakura Factory started the operation of a new solar power generation and NAS storage battery system (actual power generation capacity: equivalent to 500 kW).
The Sakura Factory agreed on the temporary use of facilities in times of disaster with Sakura City, Chiba Prefecture.
The Future of Yamaichi Electronics
Yamaichi Electronics will continue to create connectors and IC sockets with the keyword of “connectivity” and flexible ideas and technical capabilities to meet the ever-changing technology needs of industrial equipment, mobility, and communications.