Nippon Chemi-Con

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Nippon Chemi-Con Corporation
Native name
TypePublic KK
TYO: 6997
Foundedas Satoh Denki Kogyosho (August 1931; 89 years ago (1931-08))
FounderToshio Satoh
HeadquartersOsaki, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141-8605, Japan
Key people
Ikuo Uchiyama
(President and CEO)
  • Capacitors
  • Precision mechanical components
  • Electronic components
Number of employees
6,772 (consolidated, as of March 31, 2017)
WebsiteOfficial website
Footnotes / references
Capacitor 1000µF, 450V

Nippon Chemi-Con Corporation (日本ケミコン株式会社, Nippon Kemikon Kabushiki-gaisha) is a Japanese corporation that produces capacitors and other discrete electronic components.

Nippon Chemi-Con was founded in 1931 by Toshio Satoh as the first electrolytic capacitors production in Japan.[3]

Their conductive polymer capacitors are favored by many motherboard and power supply manufacturers.[citation needed]

Price fixing[edit]

On March 22, 2018, the European Union fined Nippon Chemi-Con €98 million, among other companies including Hitachi Chemical, of price-fixing.[4]


Nippon Chemi-Con has two wholly owned subsidiaries, United Chemi-Con (in the US) and Europe Chemi-Con (in Germany).[5]


  1. ^ "Company Profile". Nippon Chemi-Con. Retrieved August 29, 2017.
  2. ^ "Company Profile". Nikkei Asian Review. Nikkei Inc. Retrieved August 29, 2017.
  3. ^ "History of Nippon Chemi-Con". Nippon Chemi-Con. Retrieved August 29, 2017.
  4. ^ JiJi (March 22, 2018). "EU fines Japanese firms over price-fixing cartel for capacitors". The Japan Times Online. The Japan Times. Retrieved March 22, 2018.
  5. ^ Europe Chemi-Con (Deutschland) GmbH. "Frequently Asked Questions". Europe Chemi-Con. Europe Chemi-Con (Deutschland) GmbH. Retrieved June 8, 2019. IS THERE A RELATION BETWEEN EUROPE CHEMI-CON, UNITED CHEMI-CON AND NIPPON CHEMI-CON? Europe Chemi-Con (located in Germany) and United Chemi-Con (located in USA), are 100% subsidiaries of Nippon Chemi-Con.

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