History

1963
May
Founded as Ome Electronics Kogyousho Co., Ltd. under the group umbrella of the Semiconductor
Division of Hitachi, Ltd.
1969
August
Changed company name to Hitachi Ome Electronics Kogyousho Co., Ltd.
1977
June
Inauguration of Precision Center as semiconductor device fabrication department
1978
February
Changed company name to Hitachi Ome Denshi Co., Ltd.
1979
April
Started semiconductor fabrication equipment development, manufacturing, and servicing operations
1981
August
Opened Hamura Plant (in Ome, Tokyo)
1985
April
Changed company name to Hitachi Tokyo Electronics Co., Ltd.
1985
December
Atmospheric pressure ionization mass spectrometer receives Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun Award
1991
May
Yamanashi Plant starts operation
1996
September
Acquired ISO9001 certification
1998
July
Acquired ISO14001 certification
1999
February
Takasaki Equipment Department integrated into Yamanashi Plant
2000
December
Marketing of world’s first 300 mm compatible equipment (DB530) begins
2002
April
Eastern Japan Semiconductor Technologies, inc. established
Note: Merger with Hitachi Tohbu Semiconductor, Ltd. and Sagami Plant of Hitachi Hokkai Semiconductor, Ltd.
2003
October
Company name changed to Renesas Eastern Japan Semiconductor, inc.
2004
March
Marketing Department integrated into Yamanashi Plant
2005
Top market share for die bonders worldwide
2006
Top market share for die bonders worldwide
2007
Top market share for die bonders worldwide
2010
April
Equipment Division of Renesas Eastern Japan Semiconductor, inc. integrated into Hitachi High-Tech
Instruments Co., Ltd.
December
The Japanese government lauds research institutions and companies involved in the development of the Hayabusa spacecraft used for exploration of the asteroid Itokawa. Our equipment was integrated in the plant for analysis of the sample returned to earth and thereby contributed to the Hitachi Group receiving recognition.
2015
March 16
Bonding Equipment Division of Hitachi High-Tech Instruments Co., Ltd. split off to form Fasford Technology Co., Ltd.
April 1
Fasford Technology Co., Ltd. established as independent company