History of LAPIS Technology

* LAPIS Technology’s Predecessor, LAPIS Semiconductor, OKI Semiconductor, and Oki Electric(Device Business) are also included.

1961

Showa 36

Company
The semiconductor factory completed in Hachioji City (Tokyo)
Building No.2 and No.3 completed

Full view of Hachioji plant

Business
Production of transistors
 

1967

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Business
Production of ICs
Production of ICs

Production line at that time

1975

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Business
Production of 4Kbit DRAM
 

1978

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Business
Production of 4bit microcontrollers
 

1980

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Company
Miyazaki Oki Electric established
- Current LAPIS Semiconductor Miyazaki Plant
M1 Plant at Miyazaki Oki Electric

M1 Plant at Miyazaki Oki Electric

1981

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Business
Production of gate arrays
 

1984

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Company
Oki Micro Design Miyazaki established
- Current LAPIS Technology Miyazaki Design Center
 

1988

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Company
Miyagi Oki Electric established
- Current LAPIS Semiconductor Miyagi Plant
Miyagi Oki Electric

Miyazaki Oki Electric

1997

Heisei 9

Business
Production of 64Mbit DRAMs
 

1999

Heisei 11

Business
Production of P2ROM™(Production Programmed ROM)
 

2003

Heisei 15

Business
Production of 8bit ultra-low power microcontrollers
 

2005

Heisei 17

Business
Production of 10bit grayscale driver LSIs for LCD
 

2008

Heisei 20

Company
OKI SEMICONDUCTOR CO., LTD. Established
- Become affiliates of ROHM Group
 

2009

Heisei 21

Business
Production of Li-ion Battery Monitoring LSIs
 

2011

Heisei 23

Company
The company name changed to LAPIS Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
 
Business
Production of 256Kbit FeRAMs
 

2012

Heisei 24

Business
Production of Bluetooth® Low Energy LSIs
 
Business
Production of Video LSI for Automotive camera
 

2013

Heisei 25

Company
Headquarters relocated to Shin-Yokohama (Yokohama City)
Shin-Yokohama Headquarters

Shin-Yokohama Headquarters

2016

Heisei 28

Company
RIST* Production started (LAPIS Production Division)
RIST:ROHM Integrated System(Thailand)Co., Ltd.
RIST

RIST

2017

Heisei 29

Business
Production of LPWA(Low Power Wide Area) Transceiver LSI
 
Business
Increased adoption of Automotive Video LSIs by major manufactures in Japan
 

2018

Heisei 30

Business
Production of Wireless charging LSIs
 

2020

Reiwa 2

Company
LAPIS Technology Co., Ltd. established as an LSI development company
Spun out of LAPIS Semiconductor
LAPIS Technology logo

LAPIS Technology logo

2022

Reiwa 4

Business
Production of Speech Synthesis LSIs for AVAS and RFID(Radio Frequency IDentification)