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History 1990 - 1999

1990
  • Establishes Oki (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
  • Introduces "Challenge '91" movement
  • Markets MICROLINE 801PS page printer with postscript capabilities
  • Completes construction of VLSI plant in Tualatin, Oregon
  • Purchases data business division of Technitron Corp., in U.K.
  • Markets iOX 100 series of small- to medium-capacity office information exchange systems
  • Markets Oki Phones 900 mobile telephone
1992
  • Signs basic agreement with Hewlett Packard of U.S. for comprehensive business ties in I/C field
  • Markets multimedia multiplexer iOX 7000 series, compatible with frame relay
  • Jun Jinguji appointed president
  • Markets OKITAC-9000 UNIX server/workstation
1993
  • Reorganizes Marketing and Sales Division into organization separated by product
  • Totally eliminates use of specified particular chlorofluorocarbons
  • Begins implementing business-restructuring plan
1994
  • Completes construction of printer plant inside Oki (Thailand)
  • Transfers Oki Electric?fs printer, facsimile, and related business to Oki Datasystems Co., Ltd., and changes latter?fs name to Oki Data Corporation
1995
  • Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake hits Kobe area
  • Opens Oki Home Page on Internet
  • Markets iOX7500 ATM switch
  • Implements Part II of business-restructuring plan
  • Markets AT-400 series of ATMs with multimedia functions
  • Shiko Sawamura appointed president
  • Signs contract with Sensar, Inc., of U.S. for product development and marketing of iris recognition products
  • Miyagi Oki Electric ships first 16M DRAMs
1996
  • Introduces management by Objective (MBO) system
  • Announces corporate mission
  • Introduces in-company venture business system
  • Begins trial operation of OKITAC-2500 banking information system
  • Announces CTstage Computer Telephony Integration (CTI) system
  • Markets Discovery 2000 multimedia integrated communications node
1997
  • Announces "Vision 2000" business plan
  • Establishes Changzhou OKI-GEG Telecoms, Ltd.
  • Introduces Just-in-Time production system
1998
  • Announces new semiconductor business strategy
  • Announces strategic partnership with Cadence Design Systems, Inc., of U.S. for higher-value, system-on-a-chip product design
  • Katsumasa Shinozuka appointed president
  • Announces ATM 21 series as next generation of ATMs
  • Achieves target for acquiring ISO14001 certification for Oki Group's main production plants
1999
  • Implements Phoenix 21 business plan
  • Implements business group organization
  • Acquires ATM-related business of Toshiba
  • Establishes Oki Semiconductor Company inside OAI (U.S.)
  • Markets IPstage IP-PBX

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