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History 1970 - 1979

1970
  • Establishes Software Division
  • Introduces OKITAC-4500 minicomputer
1971
  • Shifts production of Type-600 telephones to Taiko Electric Works
  • Delivers online cash dispensers to Fuji Bank
  • Delivers D10 electronic switching system to Yodobashi Telephone Office in Tokyo
  • Publishes 90-Year History of Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
  • NTT approves bipolar ICs for use in electronic exchanges
1972
  • Develops thermal printer
  • Establishes Oki Electric Overseas in U.S.
  • Masaaki Yamamoto appointed president
  • Establishes Oki Data Corporation in U.S.
1973
  • Receives order from Iraq to build national microwave network
  • Establishes Oki Electric Europe GmbH in Germany
  • Delivers first thermal-type facsimile to Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc.
  • Delivers first 24-channel Pulse Code Modulation commercial test equipment to NTT
  • Yom Kippur War begins; First Oil Crisis erupts
  • Completes development of OKITAC-1300 terminal system
1974
  • Delivers KC300 PBX electronic switching system for private sector to Fuji Bank
  • Markets OKIFAX 600 for use with general telephone circuits
1975
  • Markets OKITAC System 50 minicomputer
  • Markets OKITAC-1200 banking terminal system
  • Completes development of wire dot printer DP100
1976
  • Receives order from Kuwait for two completely electronic telex exchanges
  • Markets digital OKIFAX 7100
  • Markets OKITAC System 9 office computer
  • Receives order from Nigerian government to build microwave network
  • Announces OMNIPAX multi-function electronic switching system
1977
  • Establishes Electronic Devices Division
  • Completes construction of VLSI research center
  • Establishes President's Office and Policy Board
1978
  • Masao Miyake appointed president
  • Introduces management reform plan
  • Calls for voluntary retirement of 1,500 employees
1979
  • Introduces Strategic Business Unit (SBU) system
  • Markets OKIFAX-8300 using thermal sensing technology
  • Markets PBX Centennial Series

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