NGK ELECTRONICS DEVICES, INC.

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History

February-1946 As the predecessor, Narumi Seitou plant of Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd. started pottery production (Nagoya City).
December-1950 We separated from Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd. to start Narumi China Corporation .
September-1958 We developed ceramics for electronic industry and started sales activities.
July-1970 We built "Mine Electronic Ceramics Factory", a plant specialized in electronic ceramics, in Mine City of Yamaguchi Pref. and started this business.
March-1991
We separated from electronic ceramics business of Narumi China Corporation and independently founded Sumitomo Metal Ceramics, Inc. as a 100%-owned subsidiary company of Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd. We took over manufacturing and research & development of electronic ceramic parts business. (Sales was transferred to Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd.)
Sumitomo Metal Ceramics, Inc. Outlook in those days.
December-1993 We obtained ISO9002 certification.
February-1994 We outsourced product inspection to semiconductor components manufacturing company Globetronics, in Malaysia (Penang).
December-1994 We founded SGt, a joint company with Globetronics, in Malaysia (Penang).
February-1995 We founded SGTi, a joint company with Globetronics, in Malaysia (Penang).
April-1996
Sumitomo Metal (SMI) Electronics Devices Inc was founded by taking over sales of electronic ceramic parts business from Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd. This company is a total electronics maker handling parts ranging from ceramics to organic, and integrated functions of sales and manufacture.
Sumitomo Metal (SMI) Electronics Devices Inc. 20th Anniversary Hall
May-1997 We obtained ISO 9001 certification.
April-1998 We founded SMI-ED Ogaki Ceramics, Inc. ( Head office, Ogaki City) as a 100%-owned subsidiary company of Sumitomo Metal (SMI) Electronics Devices Inc.
October-2000 We inherited Electronics Functional Components business from Sumitomo Metal Industries and integrated into our business.
April-2001 We established a sales office in Germany (Frankfurt)
January-2002 We bought up the stocks of joint company SGTi from Globetronics and subsidized it as 100%-owned company
June-2002 We founded Suzhou SMI Electronics, Co., Ltd. (Head office: Suzhou City, China) as a 100%-owned subsidiary company of Sumitomo Metal (SMI) Electronics Devices Inc.
February-2004 We obtained ISO14001 certification.
September-2004 We established a sales office in the U.S.A. (Phoenix)
July-2006 We renamed SGTi (in Malaysia) to SMMY under new organization.
July-2010 We moved SSME Plant.
October-2012 NIPPON STEEL & SUMIKIN Electronics Devices Inc. was born, as a successor of Sumitomo Metal (SMI) Electronics Devices Inc., owing to business integration of the parent companies.
August-2014 We closed down a sales office in Germany (Frankfurt)
January-2015 NGK ELECTRONICS DEVICES, INC. took over NIPPON STEEL & SUMIKIN Electronics Devices Inc., and started as a member company of NGK INSULATORS Group, as the result of whole stock transfer from NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL Corporation to NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
November-2016 We acquired the certification of ISO/TS16949 (the specification of Automotive Quality Management System) on our products of DCB Substrates.