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CORPORATE HISTORY

1967 Copal Electronics Co., Ltd. established.
Commencement of sale of wirewound trimmers.
1972 Commencement of sale of cermet trimmers and motors.
1974 Opening of Tajiri Plant.
1978 Commencement of sale of DIP switches and rotary encoders.
1980 Commencement of sale of pressure sensors.
1983 Polygon laser scanners released on the market.
1985 Surface mount trimmers released on the market.
1986 Opening of Sano Plant.
1993 Copal Electronics GmbH established.
1995 Copal Electronics Corp. established in California, U.S.A.
1996 ISO9001 certified.
Singapore Branch established.
1997 Listing on the over-the-counter stock market.
1999 Change in the corporate name to NIDEC COPAL ELECTRONICS CORP.
2000 ISO14001 certified.
Listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Second Section.
2001 Nidec Copal Electronics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. established.
2002 NIDEC COPAL ELECTRONICS KOREA CORP. established.
NIDEC COPAL ELECTRONICS (ZHEJIANG) CO., LTD. established.
2005 Listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange First Section.
2006 Fujisoku Corp. becomes Nidec Copal Electronics's affiliate through share purchase.
2007 Opened R/D Center in Sano.
NIDEC COPAL ELECTRONICS SINGAPORE PTE. LTD. established.
2011 NIDEC COPAL ELECTRONICS (TAIWAN) CO., LTD. established.