Rohm

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ROHM Co., Ltd.
Native name ローム株式会社
Type Public KK
Traded as TYO: 6963
OSE: 6963
Industry Electronics
Semiconductor
Founded Kyoto, Japan (September 17, 1958 (1958-09-17))
Founder(s) Kenichiro Sato
Headquarters 21 Saiin Mizosaki-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 615-8585 Japan
Area served Worldwide
Key people Satoshi Sawamura, (CEO and President)
Products
Revenue

Decrease $ 3,110 million (FY 2012)

(¥ 292,411 million) (FY 2012)
Operating income

Decrease $ -9.798 million (FY 2012)

(¥ -921 million) (FY 2012)
Profit

Decrease $ -558.128 million (FY 2012)

(¥ -52,464 million) (FY 2012)
Total assets

Decrease $ 7,436 million (FY 2012)

(¥ 699,014 million) (FY 2012)
Total equity

Decrease $ 6,528 million (FY 2012)

(¥ 613,647 million) (FY 2012)
Employees 20,203 (as of March 31, 2013)
Website Official website
References: [1][2]

ROHM Semiconductor (ローム株式会社 Rōmu Kabushiki-gaisha?) is a Japanese electronic parts manufacturer based in Kyoto, Japan. ROHM was incorporated as Toyo Electronics Industry Corporation by Kenichiro Sato (佐藤 研一郎) on September 17, 1958.

The name was officially changed to Rohm in 1981 and then changed again to "ROHM Semiconductor" in January 2009.

When ROHM was established, resistors were its main product. Later, the company began manufacturing semiconductors. IC's and discrete semiconductors now account for about 80% of ROHM's revenue.

The name Rohm (which was originally written R.ohm) was derived from R, for resistors, the original product, plus ohm, the unit of measure for resistance.

As of 2011, ROHM is among the Worldwide Top 20 Semiconductor Sales Leaders.

History[edit]

  • 1954 - Toyo Electronics Industry established.
Carbon film resistors developed and marketed.
  • 1966 - ROHM Wako Co., Ltd. established.
  • 1969 - Began development of ICs.
ROHM Apollo Co., Ltd. established.
  • 1970 - Established U.S. subsidiary company in California.
  • 1971 - Started research and development of integrated circuits (ICs) in Silicon Valley.
ROHM Electronics GmbH established.
Transistor developed and marketed.
  • 1979 - Corporate name is changed from R.ohm to ROHM.
  • 1984 - First in the world to succeed in the practical industrial use of laser diodes with MBE methodology.
  • 1986 - Listed on the First Section of the Osaka Stock Exchange.
Memory ICs developed and marketed.
  • 1988 - Obtained basic patent of flash memory in the USA.
  • 1990 - Began sales of LED message boards.
  • 1991 - Established ROHM Music Foundation.
  • 1996 - ROHM Wako Device Co., Ltd. established
ROHM Electronics Korea Corporation established.
ROHM Electronics (Philippines) Sales Corporation established.
  • 1997 - Started mass production of red laser diodes for DVDs.
  • 2002 - Optical Device Research Center opened.
  • 2008 - Acquired Oki Electric Industry's semiconductor business.[3]
  • 2009 - Market leader Kionix, an MEMS supplier, becomes a subsidiary of ROHM.[4]
  • 2010 - Acquired MARUZEN ELECTRIC[5]
  • 2011 - Made a 50-year contract with Kyoto City Government for the naming rights of Kyoto Kaikan, naming "Rohm Theatre Kyoto" in July 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Corporate Data". Retrieved March 27, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Annual Report 2013". Retrieved March 27, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Rohm to buy Oki Electric's chip business". Reuters. May 28, 2008. Retrieved March 27, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Rohm Co., Ltd. Acquisition of Kionix, Inc.". I-Micronews. October 13, 2009. Retrieved March 27, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Company History". Retrieved March 27, 2014. 

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