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Casio Computer Co., Ltd.

legal form Kabushiki-gaisha
(joint stock company)
ISIN JP3209000003
founding June 1, 1957
Seat Tokyo - Shibuya Japan
management Kazuhiro Kashio
( President and CEO )
Number of employees 12,298
sales 321.2 billion yen (2017)
Branch Electronics , calculator
Status: 2018

Casio F-91W
Casio Sport CHR-100
Casio Data Bank - wristwatch with phone number memory and organizer

Casio ( Japanese カ シ オ 計算機 株式会社 Kashio Keisanki Kabushiki-gaisha , English Casio Computer Co., Ltd. ) is a Japanese electronics company based in Tokyo - Shibuya . Casio produces, among other things, digital watches and is the world market leader in pocket calculators .

Company founded in 1946

In 1946 Tadao Kashio (1917–1993) founded the then small electronics company Kashio Seisakujo ( 樫 尾 製作 所 , German "Kashio-Werk") in the Shibuya district of Tokyo .

In order to be able to sell products outside of Japan, today's Casio Computer Co., Ltd. was established in 1957. With his three brothers Toshio (1925–2012), Kazuo (1929–2018) and Yukio (* 1930), Tadao Kashio from the small electronics company Kashio Seisakujo established the world-famous electronics group Casio . Each brother brought their unique specialty and strengths with them: Tadao in finance, Toshio in development, Kazuo in sales and Yukio in production. In 1957, the series production of calculating machines began . From 1965 the first electronic desktop calculators with memory were produced. In 1974 Casio launched its first digital wristwatch , the Casiotron . In 1984 the first Casio synthesizer was marketed, the CZ-101. Digital cameras have been sold since 1995 . In 1996 the company presented its first PDA with Microsoft Windows CE under the name Casio Cassiopeia .



Astronaut Thomas Reiter during Expedition 14 with a Casio G-Shock on the International Space Station

Casio was one of the first manufacturers of digital wristwatches and is known for building many functions into small wristwatches ( e.g. stopwatch , digital compass, altimeter and air pressure meter, thermometer, GPS , digital camera , remote control ). Casio has also been offering radio- controlled clocks and classically designed analog clocks worldwide since 2000 . In 2017, Casio announced in a press release that the one hundred millionth G-Shock wristwatch had been produced in August 2017. The company sees itself as the market leader for outdoor watches.


  • Oceanus
  • Phys
  • Pro trek
  • Sea Pathfinder
  • The G
  • illuminator
  • Wave ceptor
  • WMP1 (with
    docking station
    and MP3 player)

Scientific calculator

An early programmable calculator was the FX-201P, which was produced in 1976. Jump commands, loops and subroutines could be programmed. 1 / x and the root were calculated to 10, the other functions to 8 digits. Current scientific pocket calculators from Casio support spreadsheets, numerical solving of equations, prime factorization, matrix calculations and offer the possibility of further processing results online via QR code .

Further products

Casio produces electronic dictionaries, label printers, electronic musical instruments, handheld terminals, cash registers, management support systems, data projectors, molded parts and molds, among other things.

Digital cameras

Data and video projectors

  • XJ-S (super slim projectors)

PDA / databases

Electronic dictionaries

  • EX word series

System products

Labeling systems

  • CD label printer
  • Label printer

Musical instruments

TV receivers

  • Casio TV-800 (mobile analog TV receiver)

Video game consoles

Web links

Commons : Casio  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  2. a b Corporate | CASIO. Accessed May 10, 2018 .
  3. ^ The Four Kashio Brothers | Corporate | CASIO. Retrieved July 12, 2019 .
  4. History | Corporate | CASIO. Retrieved July 12, 2019 .
  5. News | CASIO. Retrieved July 12, 2019 .
  6. Homepage casio-vintage. CASIO, accessed November 8, 2019 .
  7. Notes on the Casio fx-201P (Japanese), 60 pages
  8. Operating instructions for the fx-991DEX (PDF; 930 kB)
  9. Company Data | Corporate | CASIO. Retrieved July 12, 2019 .

Coordinates: 35 ° 40 ′ 51 ″  N , 139 ° 41 ′ 5.4 ″  E