Japan Aviation Electronics

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Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Ltd. (JAE)
Industry Electronics
Founded 1953
Founder Minoru Numoto
Headquarters Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
Number of locations
Japan: 9, Overseas: 11
Key people
Masami Shinozaki - CEO, Yasutaka Akiyama - President
Products Electrical connectors, User interface solutions, Aerospace Equipments
Number of employees
Subsidiaries JAE Electronics, Inc.[1], JAE Oregon Inc.[2]
Website http://www.jae.co.jp/e-top/index.html

Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Ltd. (日本航空電子工業, Nihon Kōkū Denshi Kōgyō) is a Japanese corporation specializing in the manufacture and sales of electrical connectors such as high speed LVDS, HDMI, PCI express, high density, micro coaxial, and Board to board connectors. It also makes systems equipment [3] and aerospace products [4]. With headquarters in Shibuya, Tokyo, JAE is listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TYO: 6807). The company has a capital of 10.69 billion yen and had net sales of 137.6 billion yen (consolidated) for the year ended March 31, 2009, employing 5,707 people worldwide.[5] The largest stockholder is NEC, with 24.53%.[6]

Ever since it was established in 1953, Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited has operated with the corporate philosophy, "Explore, Create, and Practice" and in the process, it cultivated a high level of technological expertise. JAE's diverse products include electronic devices from connectors to aerospace electronic equipment, optics-related products, and various other types of machinery and equipment. [7]

A major Japanese defense contractor, Japan Aviation Electronics was convicted of illegally selling sensitive U.S. military technology to Iran in 1992, was fined and stripped of the use of U.S. export licenses for up to three years.[8]


AUG.1953 Commenced business with the head office in Minato-ku, Tokyo (in Nippon Electric Co., Ltd.)
AUG.1954 Factory built in Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa-ken (at location of NEC's Tamagawa Plant)
APR.1961 Akishima Factory (present Akishima Plant) completed, all facilities moved from NEC's Tamagawa Plant
MAY.1961 Head Office moved to Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Recent Award[edit]

JAN. 2009 JAE among with other nine companies were given a Technology and Engineering Emmy Award for their development of HDMI by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) on January 7, 2009. [9]

Pioneer of the globalization[edit]

MAR.1977 Sales office established in North America
JUL.1984 Manufacturing plant constructed in Asia (Taiwan)

Connector Product Lines[edit]

AUG.1955 Started manufacture and sales of "-connectors-" under Technical License Agreement with Cannon Electronic Co., U.S.A.(presently ITT Industries)

Aerospace Products[edit]

AUG.1961 Signed a technical assistance agreement with U.S.-based Honeywell to commence manufacturing of autoflight systems, fuel meters, liquid oxygen quantity indicators, and gyro devices and other equipment for the F-104J


This article incorporates material in 日本航空電子工業 (Nihon Kōkū Denshi Kōgyō) in the Japanese Wikipedia, retrieved on March 5, 2008.

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